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Definizione monolingua e traduzione waste



Inglese grammatica

waste


Verb

waste (third-person singular simple present wastes, present participle wasting, simple past and past participle wasted)


  1. (transitive, now rare) To devastate or destroy.
  2. (transitive) To use up, diminish, reduce by gradual loss; to decay; to emaciate.
    After he lost hope, he wasted away.
  3. (transitive) To squander (money or resources) uselessly; to spend (time) idly.
    We wasted millions of dollars and several years on that project.
  4. (transitive, slang) To kill; to murder.
  5. (intransitive) Gradually lose weight or weaken.
Noun

waste (countable and uncountable; plural wastes)


  1. A waste land; an uninhabited desolate region; a wilderness.
  2. A place that has been laid waste or destroyed.
  3. A large tract of uncultivated land.
  4. A vast expanse of water.
  5. A disused mine or part of one.
  6. The action or progress of wasting; extravagant consumption or ineffectual use.
    That was a waste of time
    Her life seemed a waste
  7. Large abundance of something, especially without it being used.
  8. Gradual loss or decay.
  9. A decaying of the body by disease; wasting away.
  10. (rare) Destruction or devastation caused by war or natural disasters; See ""to lay waste""
  11. Excess of material, useless by-products or damaged, unsaleable products; garbage; rubbish.
  12. Excrement (animal waste, human waste).
  13. (law) A cause of action which may be brought by the owner of a future interest in property against the current owner of that property to prevent the current owner from degrading the value or character of the property, either intentionally or through neglect.
Adjective

waste (comparative more waste, superlative most waste)


  1. (now rare) Uncultivated, uninhabited.
    • 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book XIII:
      So whan Sir Galahad was departed frome the Castell of Maydyns he rode tyll he com to a waste forest [...].
  2. Barren; desert.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 255:
      For centuries the shrine at Mecca had been of merely local importance, far outshone by the Temple of the Jews in Jerusalem, whose cult Christians had in good measure renewed by their pilgrimage in honour of Christs crucifixion and resurrection, while leaving the actual site of the Jerusalem Temple dishonoured and waste.
  3. Rejected as being defective; eliminated as being worthless; produced in excess.
  4. Superfluous; needless.
  5. Unfortunate; Disappointing.
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