Wastebasket Waste"bas`ket, n. A basket used in offices, libraries, etc., as a receptacle for waste paper. [1913 Webster]

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  • wastebasket — [wāst′bas΄kit] n. a basket or other open container for wastepaper, bits of trash, etc.: also wastepaper basket …   English World dictionary

  • wastebasket — [[t]we͟ɪstbɑːskɪt, bæsk [/t]] wastebaskets N COUNT A wastebasket is the same as a wastepaper basket. [AM] …   English dictionary

  • wastebasket — noun Date: 1850 a receptacle for refuse and especially for wastepaper called also wastepaper basket …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wastebasket — /wayst bas kit, bah skit/, n. a standing basket for wastepaper, small items of trash, etc. Also called wastepaper basket. [1855 60; WASTE + BASKET] * * * …   Universalium

  • wastebasket — noun A receptacle for items that are to be discarded; a rubbish bin; a garbage can. Usually small and used indoors …   Wiktionary

  • wastebasket — waste|bas|ket [ˈweıstˌba:skıt US ˌbæs ] n AmE a small container for holding paper, cans etc that are not wanted British Equivalent: wastepaper basket …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wastebasket — n. basket for garbage, trash can …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wastebasket — noun (C) especially AmE a small container, usually indoors, into which you put unwanted paper etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wastebasket — waste•bas•ket [[t]ˈweɪstˌbæs kɪt, ˌbɑ skɪt[/t]] n. a standing open receptacle for trash. Also called waste′paper bas ket • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • wastebasket — /ˈweɪstbaskət/ (say waystbahskuht) noun → wastepaper basket …   Australian English dictionary

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