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English Dictionary: scrap by the DICT Development Group
4 results for scrap
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
    Synonym(s): bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap
  2. worthless material that is to be disposed of
    Synonym(s): rubbish, trash, scrap
  3. a small piece of something that is left over after the rest has been used; "she jotted it on a scrap of paper"; "there was not a scrap left"
  4. the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
    Synonym(s): fight, fighting, combat, scrap
  1. dispose of (something useless or old); "trash these old chairs"; "junk an old car"; "scrap your old computer"
    Synonym(s): trash, junk, scrap
  2. have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"
    Synonym(s): quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate
  3. make into scrap or refuse; "scrap the old airplane and sell the parts"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Scrap \Scrap\ (skr[acr]p), n. [OE. scrappe, fr. Icel. skrap
      trifle, cracking. See {Scrape}, v. t.]
      1. Something scraped off; hence, a small piece; a bit; a
            fragment; a detached, incomplete portion.
                     I have no materials -- not a scrap.   --De Quincey.
      2. Specifically, a fragment of something written or printed;
            a brief excerpt; an unconnected extract.
      3. pl. The crisp substance that remains after drying out
            animal fat; as, pork scraps.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shrap \Shrap\, Shrape \Shrape\, n. [Cf. {Scrap}, and {Scrape}.]
      A place baited with chaff to entice birds. [Written also
      {scrap}.] [Obs.] --Bp. Bedell.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      Something written at {CSIR}, Pretoria, South Africa in the
      late 1970s.   It ran on {Interdata} and {Perkin-Elmer}
      computers and was in use until the late 1980s.
      [But what was it?]
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