wastepaper basket

wastepaper basket
noun (C) a small container, usually indoors, into which you put unwanted paper etc

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • 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 basket — basket used for throwing out garbage …   English contemporary 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 basket — noun a container with an open top; for discarded paper and other rubbish • Syn: ↑waste paper basket, ↑wastebasket, ↑waste basket, ↑circular file • Hypernyms: ↑container * * * noun, pl ⋯ kets [count] : ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wastepaper basket — waste|pa|per bas|ket [ weıst,peıpər ,bæskət ] noun count a WASTE BASKET …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wastepaper basket — noun see wastebasket …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wastepaper basket — noun A small open container for discarded paper etc; a wastebasket …   Wiktionary

  • wastepaper basket — waste|pa|per bas|ket [ˌweıstˈpeıpə ˌba:skıt, ˈweıstˌpeıpə US ˈweıstˌpeıpər ˌbæ ] n a small container for holding paper, cans etc that are not wanted American Equivalent: wastebasket …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wastepaper basket — [weɪs(t)ˈpeɪpə ˌbɑːskɪt] noun [C] a small open container for rubbish such as used paper …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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