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1. basket

noun. ['ˈbæskət'] a container that is usually woven and has handles.

Synonyms

  • handbasket
  • wicker basket
  • shopping basket
  • frail
  • hamper
  • punnet
  • creel
  • breadbasket
  • bushel basket
  • skep

Antonyms

  • unbreakable
  • advantage
  • fall back
  • dissuade

Etymology

  • bascat (Anglo-Norman)
  • bascauda (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Waste Basket

  • mascot
  • gasket
  • casket

Example sentences of the word waste-basket


1. Noun Phrase
Use waste baskets for each cubicle or office space to immediately dispose of trash.

2. Noun Phrase
Collect trash from each waste basket that has trash.

2. basket

noun. ['ˈbæskət'] the quantity contained in a basket.

Synonyms

  • basketful

Etymology

  • bascat (Anglo-Norman)
  • bascauda (Latin)

3. waste

verb. ['ˈweɪst'] spend thoughtlessly; throw away.

Synonyms

  • use
  • squander
  • blow
  • expend

Antonyms

  • inaction
  • passive
  • active
  • idle

Etymology

  • waste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wasten (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. waste

verb. ['ˈweɪst'] use inefficiently or inappropriately.

Synonyms

  • utilize
  • employ
  • utilise
  • apply

Antonyms

  • win
  • stay
  • chaste
  • motivated

Etymology

  • waste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wasten (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. waste

noun. ['ˈweɪst'] any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted.

Synonyms

  • exhaust fumes
  • scraps
  • scrap
  • refuse
  • excretion
  • dross
  • skank
  • waste product
  • material
  • body waste
  • excretory product
  • crud
  • excreta
  • sewer water
  • slop
  • wastewater
  • excrement
  • impurity
  • rubbish
  • food waste
  • sewerage
  • garbage
  • pollutant
  • fumes
  • toxic waste
  • toxic industrial waste
  • exhaust
  • sewage
  • effluent
  • waste material
  • waste matter
  • trash
  • filth

Antonyms

  • unworldly
  • mental
  • starve
  • purity

Etymology

  • waste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wasten (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. waste

noun. ['ˈweɪst'] useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly.

Synonyms

  • highlife
  • waste of energy
  • extravagance
  • wastefulness
  • activity
  • high life
  • squandering
  • boondoggle
  • waste of material
  • dissipation
  • prodigality
  • waste of effort
  • waste of money
  • lavishness

Antonyms

  • unstuff
  • pull
  • empty
  • obey

Etymology

  • waste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wasten (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. waste

noun. ['ˈweɪst'] the trait of wasting resources.

Synonyms

  • thriftlessness
  • shortsightedness
  • improvidence

Antonyms

  • allow
  • lend oneself
  • natural object
  • incorporeal

Etymology

  • waste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wasten (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. waste

verb. ['ˈweɪst'] become physically weaker.

Synonyms

  • sphacelate
  • gangrene
  • rot
  • deteriorate
  • necrose
  • drop
  • mortify
  • degenerate

Antonyms

  • refresh
  • fill
  • incoming
  • flatter

Etymology

  • waste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wasten (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. waste

verb. ['ˈweɪst'] get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing.

Synonyms

  • do in
  • liquidate
  • knock off
  • kill
  • neutralise

Antonyms

  • undershoot
  • absorb
  • unweave
  • abstain

Etymology

  • waste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wasten (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. waste

adjective. ['ˈweɪst'] located in a dismal or remote area; desolate.

Synonyms

  • godforsaken
  • inhospitable

Antonyms

  • insulator
  • conductor
  • unclog

Etymology

  • waste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wasten (Middle English (1100-1500))
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