Meaning of “garbage” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “garbage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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garbagenoun [ U ]

us /ˈɡɑr·bɪdʒ/

garbage noun [ U ] (WASTE)

waste material, esp. unwanted food, or a container in which waste is kept:

She threw the cheese in the garbage.
Take the garbage can/bags out to the curb to be picked up.
There will be no regular garbage collection Monday.
We were stuck in traffic behind a garbage truck (= a large vehicle that collects garbage from containers outside buildings).

garbage noun [ U ] (NONSENSE)

nonsense, or worthless ideas or things:

There’s an awful lot of garbage on television and radio.

(Definition of “garbage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)