n. In physical geography, detritus derived by the superficial disintegration of rock-masses and in process of removal by transporting agencies; rock-waste.In stone-cutting, to take off projecting irregularities of, as in preparing the stone for crating and transportation. Usually with off.Desert; desolate; uninhabited.In a state of desolation and decay; ruined; ruinous; blank; cheerless; dismal; dreary.Unused; untilled; unproductive.Rejected as unfit for use, or spoiled in the using; refuse; hence, of little or no value; useless: as, waste paper; waste materials.Idle; empty; vain; of no value or significance.Exuberant; over-abundant; hence, super-fluous; useless.Wasteful; prodigal; profuse.n. A wild, uninhabited, or desolate place or region; a desert; a wilder ness.n. Unfilled or uncultivated ground; a tract of land not in a state of cultivation, and producing little or no herbage or wood.n. In coal-mining, gob; also, the fine coal made in mining and preparing coal for the market; culm; coal-dirt; dirt: in the Pennsylvania an thracite region, used to signify both the mine-waste (or coal left in the mine in pillars, etc.) and the breaker waste.n. Gradual loss, diminution, or decay, as in bulk, substance, strength, or value, from continued use, wear, disease, etc.: as, waste of tissue; waste of energy.n. Consumption; decline; a pining away.n. Broken, spoiled, useless, or superfluous material; stuff that is left over, or that is unfitted or cannot readily be utilized for the purpose for which it was intended; overplus, useless, or rejected material; refuse, as the overflow water from a dam or reservoir, broken or spoiled castings in a foundry, paper scraps in a printing-office or bindery, or shreds of yarn in a cotton- or woolen-mill.n. Rubbish; trash; nonsense.n. A weir or sluice for carrying off the over flow from a dam, reservoir, or canal.n. A waste-pipe, or any contrivance for allowing waste matter or surplus water, steam, etc., to escape.n. Unnecessary or useless expenditure: as, waste of time, labor, or money.n. A superfluity.n. In law, anything suffered by a tenant in the nature of permanent injury to the inheritance, not occasioned by the act of God or a public enemy; the result of any act or omission by the tenant of a particular estate by which the estate of the remainder-man or reversioner is rendered less valuable.n. Synonyms Refuse, Damage, etc. See loss.To lay waste; devastate; destroy; ruin.In law, to damage, injure, or impair, as an estate, voluntarily, or by allowing the build ings, fences, etc., to fail into decay.To diminish or reduce in bulk, substance, strength, value, or the like, as by continued use, wear, loss, decay, or disease; consume or wear away; use up; spend.To expend without adequate return; spend uselessly, vainly, or foolishly; employ or use lavishly, prodigally, improvidently, or carelessly; squander; throw away.Synonyms To ravage, pillage, plunder, strip.To dissipate, fritter away.To be consumed or grow gradually less in bulk, substance, strength, value, or the like; wear or pine away; decay or diminish gradually; dwindle.n. An old spelling of waist.To cudgel.