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
- 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.
- transitive v. to discard.
- transitive v. to waste or squander.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
- v. get rid of
- v. throw or cast away
MOOS: The only trick he'd teach us is what he called a throwaway, the disappearing coin.
The American nailed his first qualifying run in the men's halfpipe with 45.8 points on Wednesday, the highest score of his heat, but caught a rut on his second and got low marks in what he described as a throwaway run.
As long as people purchase food and beverages in throwaway containers, they are supporting an unsustainable business and practicing an unsustainable lifestyle.
The last point, almost but not quite a throwaway, is that success breeds success.
She considered the song a "throwaway" -- one of many topical songs written for a particular political cause at a particular moment in time.
a sharp mesmeric intelligence which she uses to shock with subtlety, in throwaway detail and quiet changes of direction.
I tend not to read too much into a one word throwaway; for my taste, Matt seems to mostly be making mountains out of molehills (like he did with Steele earlier today — what is it about today for him?).
This is the part of the field where you will see what are called throwaway plays, which are deep throws to the end zone or a trick play like a reverse or double pass.
If it turns out the market is not that big, which you discover in a lot of these things at a certain point in time, that a market is just not that big, in that case, it didn't make sense to do a strategic transaction, put it in the hands of somebody who has maybe more market throwaway, which is actually what we did with (unintelligible).
Included in the survey was what Mr. Benham called a throwaway question about which the company expected a tepid response: "I wish security software brands would just explain things in plain English so I could really understand what I'm protected against."