Definitions For Waste


  • Useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
  • (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
  • The trait of wasting resources
  • An uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
  • Any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
  • Loss of something valuable that occurs because too much of it is being used or because it is being used in a way that is not necessary or effective
  • An action or use that results in the unnecessary loss of something valuable
  • A situation in which something valuable is not being used or is being used in a way that is not appropriate or effective


  • Become physically weaker
  • Cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
  • Cause to grow thin or weak
  • Lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
  • Spend extravagantly
  • Use inefficiently or inappropriately
  • Get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
  • Run off as waste
  • Get rid of
  • Spend thoughtlessly; throw away
  • To use (something valuable) in a way that is not necessary or effective : to use more of (something) than is necessary
  • To use (something or someone) in a way that does not produce a valuable result or effect : to fail to use (something or someone) in an appropriate or effective way
  • To kill or murder (someone)


  • Located in a dismal or remote area; desolate

Is Waste a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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Words with Friends

The word Waste is worth 8 points in Scrabble and 8 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Waste in a Sentence

  • The current system causes a lot of waste.
  • We need to find ways to reduce unnecessary waste.
  • These old computers are still useful. It seems like such a waste to throw them away.
  • Don't waste water during the summer drought.
  • He always wasted his money on useless gadgets.
  • Turn off the lights so we don't waste electricity.
  • waste acreage that was not fit for anything

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Antonyms for Waste

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