Waste pipe

Waste pipe
Waste Waste, a. [OE. wast, OF. wast, from L. vastus, influenced by the kindred German word; cf. OHG. wuosti, G. w["u]st, OS. w?sti, D. woest, AS. w[=e]ste. Cf. {Vast}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Desolate; devastated; stripped; bare; hence, dreary; dismal; gloomy; cheerless. [1913 Webster]

The dismal situation waste and wild. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

His heart became appalled as he gazed forward into the waste darkness of futurity. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. Lying unused; unproductive; worthless; valueless; refuse; rejected; as, waste land; waste paper. [1913 Webster]

But his waste words returned to him in vain. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Not a waste or needless sound, Till we come to holier ground. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Ill day which made this beauty waste. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]

3. Lost for want of occupiers or use; superfluous. [1913 Webster]

And strangled with her waste fertility. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Waste gate}, a gate by which the superfluous water of a reservoir, or the like, is discharged.

{Waste paper}. See under {Paper}.

{Waste pipe}, a pipe for carrying off waste, or superfluous, water or other fluids. Specifically: (a) (Steam Boilers) An escape pipe. See under {Escape}. (b) (Plumbing) The outlet pipe at the bottom of a bowl, tub, sink, or the like.

{Waste steam}. (a) Steam which escapes the air. (b) Exhaust steam.

{Waste trap}, a trap for a waste pipe, as of a sink. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • waste pipe — waste′ pipe n. bui a pipe for draining liquid waste or excess liquids …   From formal English to slang

  • waste pipe — n. a pipe for carrying off waste water, sink drainage, excess steam, etc …   English World dictionary

  • waste pipe — noun a pipe through which liquid is carried away • Syn: ↑drain, ↑drainpipe • Derivationally related forms: ↑drain (for: ↑drain) • Hypernyms: ↑pipe, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • waste pipe — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms waste pipe : singular waste pipe plural waste pipes a pipe used for carrying used water and waste from a building …   English dictionary

  • waste pipe — pipe that carries waste liquids from a sink or bathtub …   English contemporary dictionary

  • waste pipe — 1. a pipe for draining liquid waste or excess liquids. 2. Plumbing. a pipe for draining away the wastes of a building other than those from water closets. Cf. soil pipe. [1505 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • waste pipe — noun Date: circa 1512 a pipe for carrying off waste fluid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • waste pipe — noun a pipe that carries off liquid waste; a drain or drainpipe …   Wiktionary

  • waste pipe — noun a pipe carrying waste water, such as that from a sink or bath, to a drain …   English new terms dictionary

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