waste paper

waste paper
UK / US noun [uncountable]
paper that you get rid of because you have used it

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  • Waste paper — Waste Waste, a. [OE. wast, OF. wast, from L. vastus, influenced by the kindred German word; cf. OHG. wuosti, G. w[ u]st, OS. w?sti, D. woest, AS. w[=e]ste. Cf. {Vast}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Desolate; devastated; stripped; bare; hence, dreary;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Waste paper — Paper Pa per (p[=a] p[ e]r), n. [F. papier, fr. L. papyrus papyrus, from which the Egyptians made a kind of paper, Gr. pa pyros. Cf. {Papyrus}.] 1. A substance in the form of thin sheets or leaves intended to be written or printed on, or to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waste paper — n [U] paper that has been used and thrown away …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • waste paper — noun uncount paper that you get rid of because you have used it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • waste paper — noun paper discarded after use • Hypernyms: ↑paper * * * noun see wastepaper 2 * * * waste paper noun 1. Used paper no longer required for its original purpose 2. Paper rejected as spoiled • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • waste paper — makulatūra statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Nebereikalingi popieriaus ir kartono gaminiai arba poligrafijos įmonių atliekos, tinkamos perdirbti į popierių arba kartoną. Perdirbant makulatūra išvaloma, sumalama, atskiedžiama… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • waste paper — noun Waste paper is used before these nouns: ↑basket, ↑bin …   Collocations dictionary

  • waste paper — paper that has already been used …   English contemporary dictionary

  • waste paper — noun (U) paper that has been thrown away, especially because it has already been used …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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