noun Date: 1903 1. an area built up by landfill 2. a system of trash and garbage disposal in which the waste is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying land — called also sanitary landfilllandfill transitive verb

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  • landfill — USA A solid waste disposal site in which refuse is compacted, spread and then covered with a layer of soil as a method of minimizing any environmental impact. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that landfills install liners and… …   Law dictionary

  • landfill — 1916, from LAND (Cf. land) (n.) + FILL (Cf. fill). A euphemism for DUMP (Cf. dump) …   Etymology dictionary

  • landfill — [n] dump ash heap*, depot, disposal area, dumping ground, garbage lot, hazardous waste dump, junk pile*, junkyard, recycling station, refuse heap, rubbish pile, toxic waste site, transfer station; concepts 438,449,680 …   New thesaurus

  • landfill — ► NOUN 1) the disposal of waste material by burying it. 2) waste material used in this way …   English terms dictionary

  • landfill — [land′fil΄] n. 1. the disposal of garbage, rubbish, etc. by burying it under soil or earth 2. a place used for this purpose 3. garbage, rubbish, etc. so disposed of …   English World dictionary

  • Landfill — For other uses, see Landfill (disambiguation). Garbage Dump redirects here. For the 1994 rock album, see Garbage Dump. A landfill in Poland A landfill site (also known as tip, dump or rubbish dump and historically as a midden), is a site for the… …   Wikipedia

  • landfill — UK [ˈlæn(d)ˌfɪl] / US [ˈlændˌfɪl] noun [countable] Word forms landfill : singular landfill plural landfills landfill or landfill site a large hole in the ground where waste from people s homes or from industry is buried a) [uncountable] the… …   English dictionary

  • landfill — /land fil /, n. Also called sanitary landfill. 1. a low area of land that is built up from deposits of solid refuse in layers covered by soil. 2. the solid refuse itself. v.i. 3. to create more usable land by this means. v.t. 4. to make (an area… …   Universalium

  • landfill — land|fill [ lænd,fıl ] noun count landfill or landfill site a large hole in the ground where waste from people s homes or from industry is buried a. uncount the process of burying waste in a landfill b. uncount the waste buried in a landfill …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • landfill — [[t]læ̱ndfɪl[/t]] landfills 1) N UNCOUNT Landfill is a method of getting rid of very large amounts of rubbish by burying it in a large deep hole. ...the environmental costs of landfill. 2) N COUNT: oft N n A landfill is a large deep hole in which …   English dictionary

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