Definition of garbage
1a : food wasteb : discarded or useless material
2a : trash 1bb : inaccurate or useless data
Examples of garbage in a Sentence
The park was littered with garbage.
Please take out the garbage.
Raccoons were going through the garbage.
Throw the can in the garbage.
If you ask me, what he said is a bunch of garbage.
Recent Examples of garbage from the Web
Officials stated the garbage cans may not be placed on the Bourbon Street sidewalk until construction is completed in the 200 block.
Garbage, recycling collection Most cities will provide service as usual Tuesday.
Robotic pincers inspired by geckos could help collect garbage in space, a new study finds.
With every new entry in the beloved saga comes the potential to recreate the objectively garbage prequels in which George Lucas painted three braindead scripts with lots of pretty computerized effects.
Flies are attracted to incredibly gross things like corpses, garbage, dirty water, and so much more.
Past letters have included boasts about one’s manhood, tips for getting on Baker-Crafts’s good side (take out the garbage), and warnings to not party too hard.
Frequent trash truck breakdowns have forced Lake Station to weigh contracting with a private company for garbage and recycling services.
More than any other Hollywood lawyer, Singer, seeing celebrity coverage metastasize from checkout lines to television to Twitter, has colonized territory other lawyers have shunned, and turned garbage into gold.
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Origin and Etymology of garbage
Middle English, offal
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
GARBAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of garbage for English Language Learners
: things that are no longer useful or wanted and that have been thrown out
: a container where people put things that are being thrown out
: something that is worthless, unimportant, or of poor quality
GARBAGE Defined for Kids
Definition of garbage for Students
1 : material (as waste food) that has been thrown out
2 : something that is worthless, useless, or untrue Don't watch garbage on television.
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