Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To fight, usually with the fists.
  • noun A fight or scuffle. synonym: brawl.
  • noun A small piece or bit; a fragment.
  • noun Leftover bits of food.
  • noun Discarded waste material, especially metal suitable for reprocessing.
  • noun Crisp pieces of rendered animal fat; cracklings.
  • transitive verb To break down into parts for disposal or salvage.
  • transitive verb To discard or abandon as useless; cancel.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fight; a scrimmage.
  • noun plural A commercial name of crude rubber obtained from the drippings of milky juice which adhere to the bark of the tapped tree and which are peeled off when dry. See rubber, 3.
  • noun A small piece, properly something scraped off; a detached portion; a bit; a fragment; a remnant: as, scraps of meat.
  • noun A detached piece or fragment of something written or printed; a short extract: as, scraps of writing; scraps of poetry.
  • noun A picture suited for preservation in a scrap-book, or for ornamenting screens, boxes, etc.: as, colored scraps; assorted scraps.
  • noun plural Fat, after its oil has been tried out; also, the refuse of fish, as menhaden, after the oil has been expressed: as, blubber scraps. Bee graves.
  • noun Wrought iron or steel, in the form of clippings or fragments, either produced in various processes of manufacture, or collected for the purpose of being reworked.
  • noun A snare for birds: a place where chaff and grain are laid to lure birds.
  • To consign to the scrap-heap, as old bolts, nuts, spikes, and other worn-out bits of iron.
  • To make scrap or refuse of, as menhaden or other fish from which the oil has been expressed.
  • A dialectal variant of scrape.
  • To engage in a scrap or petty scrimmage; box.
  • To engage in a war of words; squabble; quarrel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Something scraped off; hence, a small piece; a bit; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion.
  • noun Specifically, a fragment of something written or printed; a brief excerpt; an unconnected extract.
  • noun The crisp substance that remains after drying out animal fat.
  • noun Same as Scrap iron, below.
  • noun forgings made from wrought iron scrap.
  • noun Fragments of cast iron or defective castings suitable for remelting in the foundry; -- called also foundry scrap, or cast scrap.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A fight, tussle, skirmish.
  • verb to fight
  • noun A (small) piece; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion.
  • noun usually plural Leftover food.
  • noun Discarded material (especially metal), junk.
  • noun ethnic slur, offensive A Hispanic criminal especially a Mexican one or someone perceived to embody such a countenance, especially with affiliation to the Norte gang
  • noun The crisp substance that remains after drying out animal fat.
  • verb transitive To discard.
  • verb transitive To stop working on indefinitely.
  • verb intransitive To scrapbook; to create scrapbooks.
  • verb transitive To dispose of at a scrapyard.
  • verb transitive To make into scrap.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb have a disagreement over something
  • noun a small piece of something that is left over after the rest has been used
  • verb dispose of (something useless or old)
  • noun worthless material that is to be disposed of
  • verb make into scrap or refuse
  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
  • noun the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, from Old Norse skrap, trifles, pieces; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
Perhaps variant of scrape.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English scrappe, from Old Norse skrap, from skrapa ("to scrape, scratch").

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