Definitions

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

  • noun Discarded paper.

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  • noun unwanted paper that has been discarded rather than recycled

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The data, assembled under the direction of Dr. Michael Andrews, chief economist for PIERS, suggest that while U.S. imports are mostly consumer goods, U.S. exports are mostly of low-value commodities such as wastepaper, chemicals, forest products wood pulp for instance, cotton and other basics.

    Biggest Importers And Exporters

  • There, one thousand miles from Moscow, in a Russia still cut off from the West, he had invented the elements of the electoral campaign from scratch, long before the ballot box became anything more than a wastepaper receptacle.

    The Return

  • My shouting at the computer and occasionally sending letters that probably disappeared into a virtual wastepaper basket did not get the manufacturers of these fraudulent pills to admit that serotonin cannot -- and will never -- get into the brain from the blood, so taking it by mouth is totally useless.

    Judith J. Wurtman, PhD: What Diet Scams Will the New Year Bring?

  • My shouting at the computer and occasionally sending letters that probably disappeared into a virtual wastepaper basket did not get the manufacturers of these fraudulent pills to admit that serotonin cannot -- and will never -- get into the brain from the blood, so taking it by mouth is totally useless.

    Judith J. Wurtman, PhD: What Diet Scams Will the New Year Bring?

  • My shouting at the computer and occasionally sending letters that probably disappeared into a virtual wastepaper basket did not get the manufacturers of these fraudulent pills to admit that serotonin cannot -- and will never -- get into the brain from the blood, so taking it by mouth is totally useless.

    Judith J. Wurtman, PhD: What Diet Scams Will the New Year Bring?

  • Holtby had used council minutes taken from her mother's wastepaper basket to help plot her story.

    Winifred Holtby's South Riding

  • "Tire" is a large, cylindrical vessel or vase of blown glass, about the size and shape of a bathroom wastepaper basket.

    New 'Vantage Point' show at American Indian museum shows off symbolic power

  • My shouting at the computer and occasionally sending letters that probably disappeared into a virtual wastepaper basket did not get the manufacturers of these fraudulent pills to admit that serotonin cannot -- and will never -- get into the brain from the blood, so taking it by mouth is totally useless.

    Judith J. Wurtman, PhD: What Diet Scams Will the New Year Bring?

  • Round the corner, an artist is putting the finishing touches to a 10-year project to depict biblical scenes out of matches and wastepaper.

    A chilling and cruel tale of two cities | Kevin McKenna

  • My shouting at the computer and occasionally sending letters that probably disappeared into a virtual wastepaper basket did not get the manufacturers of these fraudulent pills to admit that serotonin cannot -- and will never -- get into the brain from the blood, so taking it by mouth is totally useless.

    Judith J. Wurtman, PhD: What Diet Scams Will the New Year Bring?

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