[gahr-bij] /ˈgɑr bɪdʒ/
discarded animal and vegetable matter, as from a kitchen; refuse.
any matter that is no longer wanted or needed; trash.
anything that is contemptibly worthless, inferior, or vile:
There’s nothing but garbage on TV tonight.
worthless talk; lies; foolishness.
Slang. any unnecessary item added to something else, as for appearance only; garnish:
I’ll have an Old Fashioned, but without the garbage.
useless artificial satellites or parts of rockets floating in space, as satellites that are no longer transmitting information or rocket boosters jettisoned in flight.
Computers. meaningless or unwanted data:
That program was not properly debugged and produced nothing but garbage.
worthless, useless, or unwanted matter
Also called rubbish. discarded or waste matter; refuse
(computing) invalid data
early 15c., “giblets of a fowl, waste parts of an animal,” later confused with garble in its sense of “siftings, refuse.” Perhaps some senses derive from Old French garbe “a bundle of sheaves, entrails,” from Proto-Germanic *garba- (cf. Dutch garf, German garbe “sheaf”), from PIE *ghrebh- “a handful, a grasp.” Sense of “refuse, filth” is first attested 1580s; used figuratively for “worthless stuff” from 1590s. Garbology “study of waste as a social science” is from 1976.
[fr British dialect, ”grandfather, godfather”; the dated meaning of the first sense is actually ”master, governor,” often synonyms of ”father”]
- Garbage time
noun phrase The last few minutes of a game whose outcome has already been decided, and when players try individually for scores to increase their averages: Baker also played the final 2:26 of garbage time (1980s+ Basketball)
- Garbage truck
noun 1. (US & Canadian) a road vehicle for collecting domestic refuse Also called (in Britain) (dated) dustcart
[gahr-bahn-zoh] /gɑrˈbɑn zoʊ/ noun, plural garbanzos. 1. (def 1). /ɡɑːˈbænzəʊ/ noun (pl) -zos 1. another name for chickpea n. “chick-pea,” 1759, from Spanish garbanzo, said to be ultimately from Greek or Basque.
- Garbanzo bean
noun See ceci bean