Definition of Scrap

1. Noun. A small fragment of something broken off from the whole. "A bit of rock caught him in the eye"

Exact synonyms: Bit, Chip, Flake, Fleck
Generic synonyms: Fragment
Specialized synonyms: Matchwood, Exfoliation, Scale, Scurf, Scurf, Sliver, Splinter
Derivative terms: Chip, Chip, Chip, Flake, Flakey, Flaky

2. Verb. Dispose of (something useless or old). "Scrap your old computer"

3. Noun. Worthless material that is to be disposed of.
Exact synonyms: Rubbish, Trash
Generic synonyms: Waste, Waste Material, Waste Matter, Waste Product
Specialized synonyms: Scrap Metal, Debris, Detritus, Dust, Junk, Rubble, Litter
Derivative terms: Rubbishy, Trash, Trashy

4. Verb. Have a disagreement over something. "Sam wants to scrap with Sue "; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"

5. Noun. A small piece of something that is left over after the rest has been used. "There was not a scrap left"
Generic synonyms: Piece

6. Verb. Make into scrap or refuse. "Scrap the old airplane and sell the parts"
Generic synonyms: Convert

7. Noun. The act of fighting; any contest or struggle. "The unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"

Definition of Scrap

1. n. Something scraped off; hence, a small piece; a bit; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion.

Definition of Scrap

1. Noun. A (small) leftover piece. ¹

2. Noun. (context: usually plural) Leftover food. ¹

3. Noun. Discarded material (especially metal), junk. ¹

4. Noun. (ethnic slur offensive) A Hispanic criminal especially a Mexican one or someone perceived to embody such a countenance, especially with affiliation to the Norte gang ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To discard. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive of a project or plan) To stop working on indefinitely. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To scrapbook; to create scrapbooks. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To dispose of at a scrapyard. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To make into scrap. ¹

10. Noun. A fight, tussle, skirmish. ¹

11. Verb. to fight ¹

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Definition of Scrap

1. to discard [v SCRAPPED, SCRAPPING, SCRAPS] - See also: discard

Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrap


Literary usage of Scrap

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Materials of Construction by Harry E. Pulver (1922)
"Wrought Iron Made from scrap.—Sometimes wrought- iron scrap is tied together ... Another Way is to make a box out of muck bars, fill it with scrap, heat it, ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1887)
"Cast scrap iron of every description, six dollars per ton. ... But nothing shall be deemed scrap iron except waste or refuse iron that has been in actual ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly (1894)
"WHICH THE scrap is PRESSED. mated at 150000 tons. By analysis, the average percentage of nitrogen was found to be eight per cent in the dry scrap and six ..."

4. Materials of Construction: Their Manufacture, Properties, and Uses by Adelbert Philo Mills (1915)
"The sprues or " hard scrap " include the gates and scrap castings that have not ... Malleable scrap is difficult to melt because of the comparative infusi- ..."

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