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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