- The definition of scrap is something that is in small pieces or leftovers that were discarded.
An example of scrap is the type of metal at a recycling yard.
- Scrap is defined as a small amount of something, often left from something larger.
- An example of a scrap is tiny bit of paper.
- An example of a scrap is leftover food given to a dog.
- An example of a scrap is a piece of metal not needed when fixing a car.
- Scrap means to throw away something that is no longer useful.
An example of to scrap is to get rid of a bicycle when it is broken and can no longer be ridden.
A scrap of paper.
scrap definition by Webster's New World
- a small piece; bit; fragment; shred
- a bit of something written or printed; brief extract
- discarded metal in the form of machinery, auto parts, etc. suitable only for reprocessing
- discarded articles or fragments of rubber, leather, cloth, paper, etc.
- bits of leftover food
- the crisp remnants of animal fat after the oil has been removed by rendering
Origin: Middle English scrappe ; from Old Norse skrap, scraps, trifles ; from skrapa, to scrape
- in the form of fragments, pieces, odds and ends, or leftovers
- used and discarded
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps scrape
scrap definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A small piece or bit; a fragment.
- scraps Leftover bits of food.
- Discarded waste material, especially metal suitable for reprocessing.
- scraps Crisp pieces of rendered animal fat; cracklings.
- To break down into parts for disposal or salvage.
- To discard as worthless or sell to be reused as parts; junk.
Origin: Middle English, from Old Norse skrap, trifles, pieces; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
intransitive verb scrapped scrapped, scrap·ping, scraps
Origin: Perhaps variant of scrape.
- scrapˈper noun