scrap

noun (1), often attributive
\ˈskrap \

Definition of scrap 

(Entry 1 of 4)

1 scraps plural : fragments of discarded or leftover food

2a : a small detached piece a scrap of paper

b : a fragment of something written, printed, or spoken scraps of conversation

c : the least bit not a scrap of evidence

3 scraps plural : cracklings

4a : fragments of stock removed in manufacturing

b : manufactured articles or parts rejected or discarded and useful only as material for reprocessing especially : waste and discarded metal

scrap

verb (1)
scrapped; scrapping

Definition of scrap (Entry 2 of 4)

transitive verb

1 : to convert into scrap

2 : to abandon or get rid of as no longer of enough worth or effectiveness to retain scrap outworn methods

scrap

noun (2)

Definition of scrap (Entry 3 of 4)

: fight

scrap

verb (2)
scrapped; scrapping

Definition of scrap (Entry 4 of 4)

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Verb (1)

discard, cast, shed, slough, scrap, junk mean to get rid of. discard implies the letting go or throwing away of something that has become useless or superfluous though often not intrinsically valueless. discard old clothes cast, especially when used with off, away, or out, implies a forceful rejection or repudiation. cast off her friends shed and slough imply a throwing off of something both useless and encumbering and often suggest a consequent renewal of vitality or luster. shed a bad habit finally sloughed off the depression scrap and junk imply throwing away or breaking up as worthless in existent form. scrap all the old ways would junk our educational system

First Known Use of scrap

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (1)

circa 1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1846, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

circa 1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scrap

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Old Norse skrap scraps; akin to Old Norse skrapa to scrape

Noun (2)

origin unknown

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scrap

noun
\ˈskrap \

Kids Definition of scrap

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : a small bit a scrap of paper a scrap of evidence

2 scraps plural : pieces of leftover food

3 : waste material (as metal) that can be made fit to use again

scrap

verb
scrapped; scrapping

Kids Definition of scrap (Entry 2 of 3)

: to abandon or throw away as worthless We ran out of money and the project had to be scrapped.

scrap

noun

Kids Definition of scrap (Entry 3 of 3)

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