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4 definitions found
 for garbage
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Garbage \Gar"bage\ (?; 48), n. [OE. also garbash, perh. orig.,
     that which is purged or cleansed away; cf. OF. garber to make
     fine, neat, OHG. garawan to make ready, prepare, akin to E.
     garb dress; or perh. for garbleage, fr. garble; or cf. OF.
     garbage tax on sheaves, E. garb sheaf.]
     Offal, as the bowels of an animal or fish; refuse animal or
     vegetable matter from a kitchen; hence, anything worthless,
     disgusting, or loathsome. --Grainger.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Garbage \Gar"bage\, v. t.
     To strip of the bowels; to clean. "Pilchards . . . are
     garbaged." --Holland.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  garbage
      n 1: food that is discarded (as from a kitchen) [syn: garbage,
           refuse, food waste, scraps]
      2: a worthless message [syn: drivel, garbage]
      3: a receptacle where waste can be discarded; "she tossed the
         moldy bread into the garbage"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "garbage":
     bilge, bilgewater, bones, carrion, chaff, crap, culm, deadwood,
     debris, detritus, dishwater, ditchwater, draff, dregs, dross, dust,
     filings, filth, gash, hogwash, husks, junk, kelter, leavings, lees,
     litter, muck, offal, offscourings, orts, parings, potsherds, rags,
     raspings, refuse, riffraff, rubbish, rubble, scourings, scrap iron,
     scraps, scum, scurf, sewage, sewerage, shards, shavings, slack,
     slag, slop, slops, slough, stubble, sweepings, swill, tares, trash,
     wastage, waste, waste matter, wastepaper, weeds
  
  

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