- The definition of trash is something thought to be worthless or unnecessary.
An example of trash are reality television shows.
- Trash is defined as things thought to be worthless, unnecessary or that have been thrown away.
An example of trash is food packaging once the food has been removed.
- Trash means to insult someone, or to destroy something.
- An example of trash is talking badly about a friend behind their back.
- An example of trash is throwing a television out a second story window.
- parts that have been broken off, stripped off, etc., esp. leaves, twigs, husks, and other plant trimmings
- broken, discarded, or worthless things; rubbish; refuse
- any worthless, unnecessary, or offensive matter: literary trash
- foolish talk; nonsense
- a person or people regarded as disreputable, insignificant, etc.
- the refuse of sugar cane after the juice has been pressed out
Origin of trashprobably from Scand, as in Norwegian dialect, dialectal trask, lumber, trash, akin to Old Norse tros, broken twigs from Indo-European base an unverified form der-, to tear, split off from source tear
- to trim (trees or plants) of trash
- Informal to destroy (property) as by vandalism or arson
- to criticize (a person, policy, performance, etc.) sharply or maliciously
- to insult (a person)
Origin of trashprobably from Old French trachier, variant, variety of tracier: see trace
- a. Worthless or discarded material or objects; refuse or rubbish.b. A place or receptacle where rubbish is discarded: threw the wrapper in the trash.
- a. Something considered worthless or of inferior quality, such as a piece of writing.b. Disparaging, often abusive speech about a person or group.c. A person or group of people regarded as worthless or contemptible.
- a. Something broken off or removed to be discarded, especially plant trimmings.b. The refuse of sugarcane after extraction of the juice.
transitive verbtrashed, trash·ing, trash·es
- Slang a. To throw away; discard: trashed the broken toaster.b. To damage or wreck, as by vandalism: The house got trashed during the party.c. To criticize severely or attack verbally: The film was trashed by reviewers.
- a. To remove twigs or branches from (a tree, for example).b. To cut off the outer leaves of (growing sugarcane).
Origin of trashProbably of Scandinavian origin Norwegian dialectal trask
- (chiefly US) Useless things to be discarded; rubbish; refuse.
- A container into which things are discarded.
- Something worthless or of poor quality.
- (slang, derogatory) People of low social status or class. (See, for example, white trash.)
- (computing) Temporary storage on disk for files that the user has deleted, allowing them to be recovered if necessary.
- A collar, leash, or halter used to restrain a dog in pursuing game.
(third-person singular simple present trashes, present participle trashing, simple past and past participle trashed)
- (US) To discard.
- (US) To make into a mess.
- The burglars trashed the house.
- (US) To beat soundly in a game.
- (US) To disrespect someone or something
- To free from trash, or worthless matter; hence, to lop; to crop.
- to trash the rattoons of sugar cane
- To treat as trash, or worthless matter; hence, to spurn, humiliate, or crush.
- To hold back by a trash or leash, as a dog in pursuing game; hence, to retard, encumber, or restrain; to clog; to hinder vexatiously.
Probably a dialectal form of (compare Orkney truss, English dialectal trous), from Old Norse tros (“rubbish, fallen leaves and twigs"). Compare Norwegian trask (“lumber, trash, baggage"), Swedish trasa (“rag, cloth, worthless fellow"), Swedish trÃ¥s (“dry fallen twigs, wood-waste"). Compare also Old English Ã¾reahs, Ã¾reax (“rottenness, rubbish").
trash - Computer Definition
(1) To delete a record or file on the computer.
(2) A trash receptacle simulated by an application or operating system that stores items deleted by the user. The receptacle is an interim holding place that lets users restore the item if needed. In order to completely "empty" the receptacle and save disk space, an "empty trash" or equivalent option must be selected by the user. See trash can and recycle bin.