Rejected as being defective; eliminated as being worthless; produced in excess. (adjective)
Superfluous; needless. (adjective)
Unfortunate; Disappointing. (adjective)
A waste land; an uninhabited desolate region; a wilderness or desert. (noun)
A place that has been laid waste or destroyed. (noun)
A large tract of uncultivated land. (noun)
A vast expanse of water. (noun)
A disused mine or part of one. (noun)
The action or progress of wasting; extravagant consumption or ineffectual use. (noun)
Large abundance of something, specifically without it being used. (noun)
Gradual loss or decay. (noun)
A decaying of the body by disease; wasting away. (noun)
Destruction or devastation caused by war or natural disasters; See "to lay waste" (noun)
Excess of material, useless by-products or damaged, unsaleable products; garbage; rubbish. (noun)
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. (noun)
To devastate or destroy. (verb)
To squander (money or resources) uselessly; to spend (time) idly. (verb)
To kill; to murder. (verb)
Gradually lose weight, weaken, become frail. (verb)
Examples of word waste
We have the total waste of $225,496,741 and this, reduced to its actual significance, means that of the total actual terminations, 83.6 per cent. was _actual waste_ and only 16.4 per cent. legitimate terminations, while the great bulk of the last item of
Do you think that over a £billion a year in waste is a good thing in this system?
OK, if 13% admin waste is not enough to establish my point, then say 40%.
Growing up, the expression "waste not, want not" was branded into my brain.
Issa, the incoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has been especially critical of what he calls waste in Obama's economic stimulus spending.