Origin of wasted
verb (used with object), wast·ed, wast·ing.
verb (used without object), wast·ed, wast·ing.
Origin of waste
Synonyms for waste
Antonyms for waste
Related Words for wastedtipsy, stoned, ripped, lean, famished, thin, undernourished, attenuated, atrophied, shrivelled, stewed, inebriated, drunk, drugged, flying, bombed, intoxicated, plastered, smashed, loaded
Examples from the Web for wasted
Contemporary Examples of wasted
Excited, Shaheen wasted no time and began interviewing surgeons, deciding upon Dr. Curtis Crane in Greenbrae, California.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.
December 29, 2014
Prosecutor Alessandro Leopizzi wasted no time in repeating the transcript to ask Schettino to confirm his words.The Costa Concordia’s Randy Reckless Captain Takes the Stand
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 2, 2014
An American general who “wasted” troops was looked on very unkindly by the civilian population and by the troops themselves.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day
November 15, 2014
Numerous drug companies have spent (i.e., wasted) hundreds of millions of dollars proving this fact.Why There Will Never Be a Female Viagra
Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
July 26, 2014
It is a precious opportunity to strike a blow unto the very heart of the wedding-industrial complex and must not be wasted.The First-World Anarchist’s Guide to Weddings
Kelly Williams Brown
May 31, 2014
Historical Examples of wasted
Why, we wasted enough from breakfast to feed a small family.
I've wasted nearly three hours here now, dilly-dallying along.
But whether it was the food she gave him or what, 'e was that wasted you wouldn't have known him.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
These matters did not interest the searcher in the slightest; they only wasted his precious time.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
But he had nothing to show for the time he had spent or the money he had wasted.Her Father's Daughter
- the useless products of metabolism
- indigestible food residue
- of or denoting the useless products of metabolism
- of or denoting indigestible food residue
Word Origin for waste
c.1200, "desolate regions," from Old French wast, from Latin vastum, neuter of vastus "waste" (see waste (v.)).
Replaced Old English westen, woesten "a desert, wilderness," from the Latin word. Meaning "useless expenditure" is recorded from c.1300; sense of "refuse matter" is attested from c.1400. Waste basket first recorded 1850. Waste-paper first recorded 1580s.
c.1200, "devastate, ravage, ruin," from Anglo-French and Old North French waster "to spoil, ruin" (Old French guaster), altered (by influence of Frankish *wostjan) from Latin vastare "lay waste," from vastus "empty, desolate, waste" (see vain).
The word also existed in Old English as westan. Meaning "to lose strength or health; pine; weaken" is attested from c.1300; the sense of "squander, spend or consume uselessly" is first recorded mid-14c.; meaning "to kill" is from 1964. Wasted "intoxicated" is slang from 1950s. The adjective is recorded from late 13c.
In addition to the idioms beginning with waste
- waste away
- waste not, want not
- waste one's breath
- go to waste
- haste makes waste
- lay waste