unwanted paper that has been discarded rather than recycled

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  • wastepaper — [wāst′pā΄pər] n. paper thrown away after use or as useless: also waste paper …   English World dictionary

  • wastepaper — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun 1. a. : paper discarded as superfluous or not fit for a particular use but usually regarded as valuable raw material in some processes (as the manufacture of paperboard) b. : worthless paper invested in fraudulent stocks that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wastepaper basket — wastepaper baskets N COUNT A wastepaper basket is a container for rubbish, especially paper, which is usually placed on the floor in the corner of a room or next to a desk …   English dictionary

  • wastepaper basket — UK [weɪs(t)ˈpeɪpə(r) ˌbɑːskɪt] / US [ˈweɪs(t)ˌpeɪpər ˌbæskət] noun [countable] Word forms wastepaper basket : singular wastepaper basket plural wastepaper baskets British a small open container for rubbish such as used paper …   English dictionary

  • wastepaper bin — waste basket (N American), waste bin, wastepaper basket or wastepaper bin noun A basket or bin for holding discarded paper and other rubbish • • • Main Entry: ↑waste …   Useful english dictionary

  • wastepaper basket — /ˈweɪstpeɪpə ˌbaskət/ (say waystpaypuh .bahskuht) noun a basket for wastepaper, or papers, scraps of paper, etc., to be disposed of as refuse. Also, wastebasket …  

  • wastepaper — noun Date: 1567 paper discarded as used, superfluous, or not fit for use …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wastepaper — /wayst pay peuhr/, n. paper thrown away as useless. [1575 85; WASTE + PAPER] * * * …   Universalium

  • wastepaper — n. paper that is considered trash …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wastepaper — waste•pa•per [[t]ˈweɪstˌpeɪ pər[/t]] n. paper discarded as useless • Etymology: 1575–85 …   From formal English to slang

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