Definitions of waste

  1. To lose bulk or substance gradually; to be diminished or lost by slow dissipation, consumption or evaporation.
  2. To expend thoughtlessly or idly; squander.
  3. To lay in ruins; to destroy; to wear away gradually; to spend or use recklessly.
  4. To lay waste or make desolate: to destroy: to wear out gradually: to squander: to diminish: to impair.
  5. To lay waste; desolate; destory; wear away; squauder; impair.
  6. To be diminished; to lose bulk, substance, strength, value, or the like, gradually; to be consumed; to dwindle; to grow less.
  7. To procure or sustain a reduction of flesh; - said of a jockey in preparation for a race, etc.
  8. To lose bulk value, or strength.
  9. To be diminished: to dwindle: to be consumed.
  10. To be diminished.
  11. devastate or ravage; " The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
  12. cause to grow thin or weak; " The treatment emaciated him"
  13. lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; " After her husband died, she just pined away"
  14. run off as waste; " The water wastes back into the ocean"
  15. use inefficiently or inappropriately; " waste heat"; " waste a joke on an unappreciative audience"
  16. That which is wasted or desolate; a devastated, uncultivated, or wild country; a deserted region; an unoccupied or unemployed space; a dreary void; a desert; a wilderness.
  17. That which is of no value; worthless remnants; refuse. Specifically: Remnants of cops, or other refuse resulting from the working of cotton, wool, hemp, and the like, used for wiping machinery, absorbing oil in the axle boxes of railway cars, etc.
  18. Spoil, destruction, or injury, done to houses, woods, fences, lands, etc., by a tenant for life or for years, to the prejudice of the heir, or of him in reversion or remainder.
  19. Old or abandoned workings, whether left as vacant space or filled with refuse.
  20. To diminish by gradual dissipation or loss; to scatter and destroy; to squander; to cause to be lost through wantonness or negligence; to destroy in enmity; to desolate; to destroy by violence: to impair strength gradually; to wear out; to spend; to consume; to damage, impair or injure, as an estate, by suffering the buildings, fences, & c., to go to decay; to exhaust.
  21. To destroy or expend wantonly or unnecessarily; to squander; to throw away; to wear out; to consume; to damage or injure; to lose bulk or substance gradually; to be consumed or dissipated.
  22. Material derived by mechanical and chemical erosion from the land, carried by streams to the sea.
  23. The act of spending carelessly; that which is unused; the state of being unused, squandered, etc.; something thrown aside in a manufacturing process; as, cotton waste; refuse; a desert.
  24. Wastefulness.
  25. Act of wasting: useless expenditure: loss: destruction: that which is wasted or waste: uncultivated country: desert: refuse.
  26. Act of wasting; anything wasted; loss; diminution; uncultivated land; desert; refuse.
  27. The act of wasting or squandering.
  28. A continuous diminishing or failing; wasting; decline.
  29. A wilderness; desert.
  30. The act of squandering; dissipation of property through wantonness, ambition, extravagance, luxury, or negligence; useless expenditure; prodigality or dissipation; a desolate or uncultivated country; land untilled, though capable of tillage; region ruined and deserted; mischief; destruction; spoil, destruction or injury done to houses, woods, & c., to the prejudice of the heir.
  31. Land untilled; a region ruined, deserted, or desolate; a space unoccupied; the act of squandering; that which is rejected; refuse cotton or silk; useless expense; among miners, the old neglected workings of a coalmine.
  32. Wastefully.
  33. located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; " a desert island"; " a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; " a wild stretch of land"; " waste places"
  34. get rid of ( someone who may be a threat) by killing; " The mafia liquidated the informer"; " the double agent was neutralized"
  35. Desolate; devastated; stripped; bare; hence, dreary; dismal; gloomy; cheerless.
  36. Lying unused; unproductive; worthless; valueless; refuse; rejected; as, waste land; waste paper.
  37. Lost for want of occupiers or use; superfluous.
  38. To bring to ruin; to devastate; to desolate; to destroy.
  39. To wear away by degrees; to impair gradually; to diminish by constant loss; to use up; to consume; to spend; to wear out.
  40. To spend unnecessarily or carelessly; to employ prodigally; to expend without valuable result; to apply to useless purposes; to lavish vainly; to squander; to cause to be lost; to destroy by scattering or injury.
  41. To damage, impair, or injure, as an estate, voluntarily, or by suffering the buildings, fences, etc., to go to decay.
  42. The act of wasting, or the state of being wasted; a squandering; needless destruction; useless consumption or expenditure; devastation; loss without equivalent gain; gradual loss or decrease, by use, wear, or decay; as, a waste of property, time, labor, words, etc.
  43. Lying unused; desolate; dreary; desert; unproductive; worthless.
  44. Empty, desert: desolate: stripped: lying unused: unproductive.
  45. Desert; desolate; unproductive; unused; valueless.
  46. Worthless; useless; refuse.
  47. Unproductive; desert; made desolate.
  48. Wasteful.
  49. Destroyed; ruined; desolate; uncultivated; destitute; stripped; superfiuous; worthless; of no value; untilled. Laid waste, desolated; ruined.
  50. Ruined; destroyed; uncultivated; rejected, or used for inferior purposes; that of which no account is taken.