landfill

noun land·fill \ ˈlan(d)-ˌfil \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of landfill

1 :an area built up by landfill
2 :a system of trash and garbage disposal in which the waste is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying land called also sanitary landfill

landfill

transitive verb

Examples of landfill in a Sentence

  1. using landfill to dispose of trash

  2. Part of the city was built on landfill.

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First Known Use of landfill

1903

landfill Synonyms


LANDFILL Defined for English Language Learners

landfill

noun

Definition of landfill for English Language Learners

  • : a system in which waste materials are buried under the ground

  • : an area where waste is buried under the ground


LANDFILL Defined for Kids

landfill

noun land·fill \ ˈland-ˌfil \

Definition of landfill for Students

1 :a system of garbage and trash disposal in which waste is buried between layers of earth
2 :an area built up by such a landfill


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