Noun Definition


1.Definition: (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect

Category: General

2.Definition: an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation

"The barrens of central Africa", "The trackless wastes of the desert"

Related Noun(s):barren, wasteland

Category: Places

3.Definition: any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted

"They collect the waste once a week", "Much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"

Category: General

4.Definition: the trait of wasting resources

"A life characterized by thriftlessness and waste", "The wastefulness of missed opportunities"

Related Noun(s):thriftlessness, wastefulness

Category: General

5.Definition: useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly

"If the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste", "Mindless dissipation of natural resources"

Related Noun(s):dissipation, wastefulness

Category: General