Wasteness Waste"ness, n. 1. The quality or state of being waste; a desolate state or condition; desolation. [1913 Webster]

A day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness. --Zeph. i. 15. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is waste; a desert; a waste. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Through woods and wasteness wide him daily sought. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • wasteness — ˈwās(t)nə̇s noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English wastnesse, from waste (III) + nesse ness : the quality or state of being waste : a desolate state or condition a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness …   Useful english dictionary

  • wasteness — noun /ˈweɪstnəs/ The state of being uncultivated; wild, barren. She of nought affrayd, / Through woods and wastnesse wide him daily sought …   Wiktionary

  • wasteness — waste·ness …   English syllables

  • wasteness — /ˈweɪstnəs/ (say waystnuhs) noun the state of being waste or desolate …   Australian English dictionary

  • vastity — /vas ti tee, vah sti /, n. 1. immensity; vastness. 2. Archaic. wasteness; desolation. [1535 45; < MF vastite < L vastitas; see VAST, ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • Christian Burial —     Christian Burial     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Christian Burial     The interment of a deceased person with ecclesiastical rites in consecrated ground. The Jews and most of the nations of antiquity buried their dead. Amongst the Greeks and… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Zephaniah 1 — 1 The word of the LORD which came unto Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hizkiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah. 2 I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the …   The King James version of the Bible

  • vas|ti|ty — «VAS tuh tee», noun, plural ties. 1. vastness; immensity; vastitude: »The huge vastity of the world (Philemon Holland). 2. wasteness; desolation; void: » …   Useful english dictionary

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