from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See wastebasket.
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- n. A small open container for discarded paper etc; a wastebasket.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a container with an open top; for discarded paper and other rubbish
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Ever tidy-minded, I couldn't stop myself twitching up a wastepaper basket and following her, taking the cups from her fingers and collecting them all together.
By the time I reached the hall, I had already tossed my dreams in the wastepaper basket along with the pad that I had brought to record the good news for my mother.