from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something designed or likely to be discarded after use, as a free handbill distributed on the street.
- n. A child or teenager who has been rejected, ejected, or abandoned by parents or guardians and lives on the streets.
- adj. Designed or intended to be discarded after use: throwaway packaging.
- adj. Readily discarding things: a throwaway society.
- adj. Having been rejected, ejected, or abandoned by parents or guardians: throwaway children living on the streets.
- adj. Written or delivered in a low-key or offhand manner: "a sentence fragment or quirky throwaway metaphor” ( Joyce Carol Oates).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Disposable; intended for a single use prior to being discarded.
- adj. Extemporaneous; off the cuff.
- adj. Being intended for single use.
- adj. Selected or used without care or attention.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to discard.
- transitive v. to waste or squander.
- adj. designed to be discarded after a single use; disposable.
- adj. spoken with deliberate underemphasis.
- n. an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution.
- n. words spoken in a casual way with conscious underemphasis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. get rid of
- v. throw or cast away
- n. words spoken in a casual way with conscious under-emphasis
- n. an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
- adj. intended to be thrown away after use
- n. (sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets
- adj. thrown away
throw + away. (Wiktionary)