• WordNet 3.6
    • v trash express a totally negative opinion of "The critics panned the performance"
    • v trash dispose of (something useless or old) "trash these old chairs","junk an old car","scrap your old computer"
    • n trash an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
    • n trash nonsensical talk or writing
    • n trash worthless people
    • n trash worthless material that is to be disposed of
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the original Star Wars A New Hope when everyone is stuck in the trash compactor and the storm troopers come for C-3PO and R2-D2 the stormtroopers come through the door and one of them hits its head, very funny. They make it look like he did it on purpose by another stormtrooper says "Take care of him" which they added in there guess Lucas kept it as kind of a joke
    • Trash A collar, leash, or halter used to restrain a dog in pursuing game.
    • Trash A worthless person.
    • Trash Especially, loppings and leaves of trees, bruised sugar cane, or the like.
    • Trash That which is worthless or useless; rubbish; refuse. "Who steals my purse steals trash .""A haunch of venison would be trash to a Brahmin."
    • v. i Trash To follow with violence and trampling.
    • Trash To free from trash, or worthless matter; hence, to lop; to crop, as to trash the rattoons of sugar cane.
    • Trash To hold back by a trash or leash, as a dog in pursuing game; hence, to retard, encumber, or restrain; to clog; to hinder vexatiously.
    • Trash To treat as trash, or worthless matter; hence, to spurn, humiliate, or crush.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the St. Louis, MO area, the word "hoosier" is used as a slang term for what the rest of the country would describe as "white trash," "rednecks," or "hillbillies".
    • n trash A low grade of tobacco-leaf. See white Burley tobacco.
    • trash To discard.
    • trash To remove the outer leaves from (growing cane). See cane-trash, 2.
    • n trash Something broken, snapped, or lopped off; broken or torn bits, as twigs, splinters, rags, and the like. Compare cane-trash and trash-ice.
    • n trash Hence, waste; refuse; rubbish; dross; that which is worthless or useless.
    • n trash Money.
    • n trash A low, worthless person. See white trash.
    • trash To free from superfluous twigs or branches; lop; crop: as, to trash trees.
    • trash To wear out; beat down; crush; harass; maltreat; jade.
    • trash To tramp and shuffle about.
    • n trash A clog; anything fastened to a dog or other animal to keep it from ranging widely, straying, leaping fences, or the like.
    • n trash Hence A clog or encumbrance, in a metaphorical sense.
    • trash To hold back by a leash, halter, or leaded collar, as a dog in pursuing game; hence, to retard; clog; encumber; hinder.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Most landfilled trash retains its original weight, volume, and form for 40 years.
    • n Trash trash a clog fastened to a dog or other animal to restrain his movements
    • v.t Trash to encumber, check
    • v.t Trash trash to crop: to strip off superfluous leaves
    • n Trash refuse, matter unfit for food, rubbish good for nothing, a worthless person
    • v.t Trash trash to wear out, to harass.
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  • Dr. Joyce Brothers
    Dr. Joyce Brothers
    “Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The water we drink has to be purified, but look at the trash we feed our minds.”
  • Dr. Walter Smith
    Dr. Walter Smith
    “Paper and ink are all but trash, if I cannot find the thought which the writer did think.”


One man's trash is another man's treasure - What is useless to one person might be valuable to another.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Icel. tros, rubbish, leaves, and twigs picked up for fuel, trassi, a slovenly fellow, Sw. trasa, a rag, tatter


In literature:

Yankees and Dutch were denounced as trash and as cowards and traitors.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
The disturbed water and the trash being borne down by the current was an effect arranged by Jim Hooley's workmen.
"Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest" by Alice B. Emerson
And he warned her to take a lot of care of it, and look cruel sharp that no misfortune ever befell the trash.
"The Torch and Other Tales" by Eden Phillpotts
Folly was utter trash.
"Married Life" by May Edginton
All this is trash and nonsense, and I hate it.
"The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
They look to me like players' trash.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 76, February, 1864" by Various
Don't talk to me about love or any such sentimental trash!
"For Woman's Love" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
And as for singing, I shall sing for her, but not music-hall trash.
"In Luck at Last" by Walter Besant
The late election shows that the power of your 'white trash' is broken.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. I, No. VI, June, 1862" by Various
I presume the novel is trash; they'll welcome it all the more.
"Prince Fortunatus" by William Black

In poetry:

Who steals my verse steals trash, for, soothly,
he who runs may read,
But he who filches from me Bartlett leaves
me poor indeed.
"To Quotation" by Franklin Pierce Adams
Gather them up and cast them in
Like trash, to the greedy flame;
And I marvel not that the world hath said,
"Friendship is only a name!"
"Old Letters: To Mrs. Annie P____" by Sallie Williams Hardcastle
We give the law the gospel-place,
Rewards of debt the room of grace;
We mix Heav'n's treasures with our trash,
And magnify corrupted flesh.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
Place thou thy thoughts, and fix thy love,
Upon the things that are above,
(Where thy dear Saviour's even now!)
And not upon the trash below.
"Advice, Concerning The Government Of Our Thoughts" by Rees Prichard
Go boast thy self of what thy heart enjoyes,
Vain Man! triumph in all thy worldly Bliss:
Thy best enjoyments are but Trash and Toyes:
Delight thy self in that which worthless is.
"Vanity of Vanities" by Michael Wigglesworth
Good-night is the word, good-night to the kings, to the czars,
Good-night to the kaiser.
The breakdown and the fade-away begins.
The shadow of a great broom, ready to sweep out the trash, is here.
"The Four Brothers" by Carl Sandburg

In news:

W hen I lived in Michigan and the deposit law was passed, you could tell you'd hit the Ohio border simply by the roadside trash.
If you plan to attend the San Francisco 49er game on Saturday against the Saints, you should leave your trash at the stadium, not in the neighborhood.
Well, the Steelers are talking a little trash.
Usain Bolt trashes Carl Lewis after winning the 200 meters at the Olympics.
Woman freed after fall into trash chute .
Navy flying drone to launch from submarine's trash chute .
Patrick, the trash chute dog.
Cimarron gains edge in Orcas trash tug-of-war.
Whacky Harry Reid talks trash about Romney.
From one bag of trash every week to one bag every three weeks.
A Conglomerate Heap of Trash, Cont.
'A Conglomerate Heap Of Trash '.
One woman who is fed up and looking for answers emailed Action News about a trash filled lot in her North Las Vegas neighborhood.
San Elijo Lagoon has trash submerged near the shore.
Scientist Doug Gibson talks to NBC 7 reporter Steven Luke about a trash discovery in the San Elijo Lagoon.

In science:

We simply generated an ensemble of normal random walks and trashed the ones that did not satisfy the EVRW condition.
Anomalous Roughness, Localization, and Globally Constrained Random Walks
Balls-and-Bins Problem: Suppose we have pn/M bins and one trash can.
Optimal Delay-Throughput Trade-offs in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks: Hybrid Random Walk and One-Dimensional Mobility Models
Lemma 9: Suppose n balls are independently dropped into m bins and one trash can.
Optimal Delay-Throughput Trade-offs in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks: Hybrid Random Walk and One-Dimensional Mobility Models
It would be very impractical to trash all pre-computed RSs upon every new player joining or leaving the system — an event not infrequent for systems with many players.
Reduce to the Max: A Simple Approach for Massive-Scale Privacy-Preserving Collaborative Network Measurements (Extended Version)
The gas had some entropy, so after the gas has vanished into the singularity, we have decreased the entropy of the Universe, and violated the second law! Of course this sounds silly: if we threw the box into a trash can, then its entropy would be inside the trash can, whether we wanted to look in there or not.
What Exactly is the Information Paradox?