(noun, verb)


1. food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)

Similar word(s): refuse, scraps

Definition categories: substance, waste

2. a worthless message

Similar word(s): drivel

Definition categories: communication, content, message, substance

3. a receptacle where waste can be discarded

- she tossed the moldy bread into the garbage

Definition categories: man–made, receptacle

Sentences with garbage as a noun:

- Garbage is collected on Tuesdays; rubbish on Fridays

- The garbage truck collects all residential municipal waste.

- He threw the newspaper into the garbage.


1. (transitive, obsolete) To eviscerate.