Garbage meaning

gärbĭj
The definition of garbage is waste to be thrown out, or anything worthless or offensive.

An example of garbage is a plate of rotting food.

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Useless or disposable material; waste material of any kind.
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(obsolete) To eviscerate.
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(often) Something or someone worthless.
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Any worthless, unnecessary, or offensive matter.

Literary garbage.

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Things or something thrown away, specif. spoiled or waste food.
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A place or receptacle where rubbish is discarded.

Tossed the apple core into the garbage.

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(computing) Data that cannot or will not be accessed by a program, but are still taking up space.
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(computing) Data that make no sense to the program trying to use them.
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Origin of garbage

  • Middle English offal from fowls

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English "the offal of a fowl, giblets, kitchen waste", originally "refuse, what is purged away" from Old French garber "to refine, make neat or clean", of Germanic origin, akin to Old High German garawan "to prepare, make ready", Old English ġearwian (“to make ready, adorn”). More at garb, yare, gear

    From Wiktionary