from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Loss by deterioration, wear, or destruction: "Disease and desertion still caused much greater wastage than battle” ( Theodore Ropp).
- n. The gradual process of wasting.
- n. An amount that is wasted or lost by wear.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The amount or proportion of something that is wasted or lost by deterioration
- n. Anything lost by wear or waste
- n. Goods that are damaged, out of date, reduced, or generally unsaleable, which are destined to be thrown away and which are written off as a loss
- n. In hunting, the act of abandoning animal carcasses or parts; usually illegal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Loss by use, decay, evaporation, leakage, or the like; waste.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Loss by use, wear, decay, leakage, etc.; waste.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. anything lost by wear or waste
- n. the process of wasting
waste + -age (Wiktionary)