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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Waste  \Waste\,  a.  [OE.  wast,  OF  wast,  from  L.  vastus 
  influenced  by  the  kindred  German  word  cf  OHG.  wuosti  G. 
  w["u]st,  OS  w?sti,  D.  woest,  AS  w[=e]ste.  Cf  {Vast}.] 
  1.  Desolate;  devastated;  stripped;  bare;  hence  dreary; 
  dismal;  gloomy;  cheerless. 
  The  dismal  situation  waste  and  wild.  --Milton. 
  His  heart  became  appalled  as  he  gazed  forward  into 
  the  waste  darkness  of  futurity.  --Sir  W. 
  2.  Lying  unused;  unproductive;  worthless;  valueless;  refuse; 
  rejected;  as  waste  land;  waste  paper. 
  But  his  waste  words  returned  to  him  in  vain. 
  Not  a  waste  or  needless  sound,  Till  we  come  to 
  holier  ground.  --Milton. 
  Ill  day  which  made  this  beauty  waste.  --Emerson. 
  3.  Lost  for  want  of  occupiers  or  use  superfluous. 
  And  strangled  with  her  waste  fertility.  --Milton. 
  {Waste  gate},  a  gate  by  which  the  superfluous  water  of  a 
  reservoir,  or  the  like  is  discharged. 
  {Waste  paper}.  See  under  {Paper}. 
  {Waste  pipe},  a  pipe  for  carrying  off  waste,  or  superfluous, 
  water  or  other  fluids.  Specifically: 
  a  (Steam  Boilers)  An  escape  pipe.  See  under  {Escape}. 
  b  (Plumbing)  The  outlet  pipe  at  the  bottom  of  a  bowl, 
  tub,  sink,  or  the  like 
  {Waste  steam}. 
  a  Steam  which  escapes  the  air. 
  b  Exhaust  steam. 
  {Waste  trap},  a  trap  for  a  waste  pipe,  as  of  a  sink. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Waste  \Waste\,  n.  [OE.  waste;  cf  the  kindred  AS  w?sten,  OHG. 
  w?st[=i],  wuost[=i],  G.  w["u]ste.  See  {Waste},  a.  &  v.] 
  1.  The  act  of  wasting,  or  the  state  of  being  wasted;  a 
  squandering;  needless  destruction;  useless  consumption  or 
  expenditure;  devastation;  loss  without  equivalent  gain; 
  gradual  loss  or  decrease,  by  use  wear,  or  decay;  as  a 
  waste  of  property,  time,  labor,  words  etc  ``Waste  .  .  . 
  of  catel  and  of  time.''  --Chaucer. 
  For  all  this  waste  of  wealth  loss  of  blood. 
  He  will  never  .  .  .  in  the  way  of  waste,  attempt  us 
  again  --Shak. 
  Little  wastes  in  great  establishments,  constantly 
  occurring,  may  defeat  the  energies  of  a  mighty 
  capital.  --L.  Beecher. 
  2.  That  which  is  wasted  or  desolate;  a  devastated, 
  uncultivated,  or  wild  country;  a  deserted  region;  an 
  unoccupied  or  unemployed  space;  a  dreary  void;  a  desert;  a 
  wilderness.  ``The  wastes  of  Nature.''  --Emerson. 
  All  the  leafy  nation  sinks  at  last  And  Vulcan  rides 
  in  triumph  o'er  the  waste.  --Dryden. 
  The  gloomy  waste  of  waters  which  bears  his  name  is 
  his  tomb  and  his  monument.  --Bancroft. 
  3.  That  which  is  of  no  value;  worthless  remnants;  refuse. 
  Specifically:  Remnants  of  cops,  or  other  refuse  resulting 
  from  the  working  of  cotton,  wool,  hemp,  and  the  like  used 
  for  wiping  machinery,  absorbing  oil  in  the  axle  boxes  of 
  railway  cars,  etc 
  4.  (Law)  Spoil,  destruction,  or  injury,  done  to  houses, 
  woods,  fences,  lands,  etc.,  by  a  tenant  for  life  or  for 
  years,  to  the  prejudice  of  the  heir,  or  of  him  in 
  reversion  or  remainder. 
  Note:  Waste  is  voluntary,  as  by  pulling  down  buildings;  or 
  permissive,  as  by  suffering  them  to  fall  for  want  of 
  necessary  repairs.  Whatever  does  a  lasting  damage  to 
  the  freehold  is  a  {waste}.  --Blackstone. 
  5.  (Mining)  Old  or  abandoned  workings,  whether  left  as  vacant 
  space  or  filled  with  refuse. 
  Syn:  Prodigality;  diminution;  loss  dissipation;  destruction; 
  devastation;  havoc;  desolation;  ravage. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Waste  \Waste\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Wasted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Wasting}.]  [OE.  wasten,  OF  waster,  guaster,  gaster,  F. 
  g[^a]ter  to  spoil,  L.  vastare  to  devastate,  to  lay  waste,  fr 
  vastus  waste,  desert,  uncultivated,  ravaged,  vast,  but 
  influenced  by  a  kindred  German  word  cf  OHG.  wuosten  G. 
  w["u]sten,  AS  w[=e]stan.  See  {Waste},  a.] 
  1.  To  bring  to  ruin;  to  devastate;  to  desolate;  to  destroy. 
  Thou  barren  ground,  whom  winter's  wrath  hath  wasted, 
  Art  made  a  mirror  to  behold  my  plight.  --Spenser. 
  The  Tiber  Insults  our  walls,  and  wastes  our  fruitful 
  grounds.  --Dryden. 
  2.  To  wear  away  by  degrees;  to  impair  gradually;  to  diminish 
  by  constant  loss  to  use  up  to  consume;  to  spend;  to  wear 
  Until  your  carcasses  be  wasted  in  the  wilderness. 
  --Num.  xiv. 
  O,  were  I  able  To  waste  it  all  myself,  and  leave  ye 
  none!  --Milton. 
  Here  condemned  To  waste  eternal  days  in  woe  and 
  pain.  --Milton. 
  Wasted  by  such  a  course  of  life,  the  infirmities  of 
  age  daily  grew  on  him  --Robertson. 
  3.  To  spend  unnecessarily  or  carelessly;  to  employ 
  prodigally;  to  expend  without  valuable  result;  to  apply  to 
  useless  purposes;  to  lavish  vainly;  to  squander;  to  cause 
  to  be  lost;  to  destroy  by  scattering  or  injury. 
  The  younger  son  gathered  all  together,  and  .  .  . 
  wasted  his  substance  with  riotous  living.  --Luke  xv 
  Full  many  a  flower  is  born  to  blush  unseen,  And 
  waste  its  sweetness  on  the  desert  air.  --Gray. 
  4.  (Law)  To  damage,  impair,  or  injure,  as  an  estate, 
  voluntarily,  or  by  suffering  the  buildings,  fences,  etc., 
  to  go  to  decay. 
  Syn:  To  squander;  dissipate;  lavish;  desolate. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Waste  \Waste\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  diminished;  to  lose  bulk,  substance,  strength, 
  value,  or  the  like  gradually;  to  be  consumed;  to  dwindle; 
  to  grow  less 
  The  time  wasteth  night  and  day  --Chaucer. 
  The  barrel  of  meal  shall  not  waste.  --1  Kings 
  xvii.  14. 
  But  man  dieth,  and  wasteth  away  --Job  xiv.  10. 
  2.  (Sporting)  To  procure  or  sustain  a  reduction  of  flesh;  -- 
  said  of  a  jockey  in  preparation  for  a  race,  etc 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Waste  \Waste\,  n.  (Phys.  Geog.) 
  Material  derived  by  mechanical  and  chemical  erosion  from  the 
  land,  carried  by  streams  to  the  sea. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  disposed  of  as  useless;  "waste  paper"  [syn:  {cast-off(a)},  {discarded}, 
  {junked},  {scrap(a)}] 
  2:  located  in  a  dismal  or  remote  area;  desolate;  "a  desert 
  island";  "a  godforsaken  wilderness  crossroads";  "a  wild 
  stretch  of  land";  "waste  places"  [syn:  {desert},  {godforsaken}, 
  n  1:  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"  [syn:  {waste 
  material},  {waste  matter},  {waste  product}] 
  2:  useless  or  profitless  activity;  using  or  expending  or 
  consuming  thoughtlessly  or  carelessly:  "if  the  effort 
  brings  no  compensating  gain  it  is  a  waste";  "mindless 
  dissipaton  of  natural  resources"  [syn:  {wastefulness},  {dissipation}] 
  3:  the  trait  of  wasting  resources;  "a  life  characterized  by 
  thriftlessness  and  waste";  "the  wastefulness  of  missed 
  opportunities"  [syn:  {thriftlessness},  {wastefulness}] 
  4:  an  uninhabited  wilderness  that  is  worthless  for  cultivation; 
  "the  barrens  of  central  Africa";  "the  trackless  wastes  of 
  the  desert"  [syn:  {barren},  {wasteland}] 
  5:  (law)  reduction  in  the  value  of  an  estate  caused  by  act  or 
  neglect  [syn:  {permissive  waste}] 
  v  1:  spend  thoughtlessly;  throw  away  "He  wasted  his  inheritance 
  on  his  insincere  friends"  [syn:  {blow},  {squander}] 
  [ant:  {conserve}] 
  2:  use  inefficiently  or  inappropriately;  "waste  heat";  "waste  a 
  joke  on  an  unappreciative  audience" 
  3:  get  rid  of  "We  waste  the  dirty  water  by  channeling  it  into 
  the  sewer" 
  4:  run  off  as  waste:  "The  water  wastes  back  into  the  ocean" 
  [syn:  {run  off}] 
  5:  get  rid  of  kill;  "The  mafia  liquidated  the  informer"  [syn: 
  {liquidate},  {knock  off},  {do  in}] 
  6:  spend  extravagantly;  "waste  not  want  not"  [syn:  {consume}, 
  {squander},  {ware}] 
  7:  lose  vigor,  health,  or  flesh,  as  through  grief;  "After  her 
  husband  died,  she  just  pined  away"  [syn:  {pine  away},  {languish}] 
  8:  cause  to  grow  thin  or  weak;  "The  treatment  emaciated  him" 
  [syn:  {emaciate},  {macerate}] 
  9:  devastate  or  ravage;  "The  enemy  lay  waste  to  the  countryside 
  after  the  invasion"  [syn:  {lay  waste  to},  {devastate},  {desolate}, 
  10:  waste  away  "Political  prisoners  are  wasting  away  in  many 
  prisons  all  over  the  world"  [syn:  {rot}] 

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