What is the difference between Waist and Waste?




What is the difference between Waist and Waste? :


Waist : (noun)

(
1 ) Part of the body between the ribs and the hips

She measures 25 inches round her waist.

He has 30-inch waist.

The workmen were stripped to the waist.


(
2 ) Part of garment that goes round the waist

If the skirt is too big, you can take a waist.

The waist is too tight for me.

He wears trousers with 30-inch waist.



Waste : (verb)

(
1 ) Use something extravagantly, needlessly or without an adequate result

Do not waste time.

All our efforts were wasted.

She has wasted her money on things she does not need.


(
2 ) Not make full use of someone / something

He has wasted in his present job.

His talents were wasted by his involvement in race.


(
3 ) Make or become weaker and thinner

His body was wasted by long illness.



Waste : (noun)

(
1 ) Materials or food that is no longer needed and is thrown away – refuse

Dustbins were used for household waste.

Industrial waste is recycled with the invention of new technology.


(
2 ) Wasting or being washed

The waste of public money on the project was severely criticized.

It is a waste of time doing that.


(
3 ) Large area of land that is not or cannot be inhabited or cultivated, desert

Tell me something about the arid wastes of Sahara.



Waste : (adjective)

(
1 ) Not fit to be used, not cultivated, not inhabited

That is an area of waste ground.


(
2 ) No longer useful and to be thrown away

Do not accumulate waste matter produced by manufacturing process.











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