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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. (sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets;
[syn: street arab, gamin, throwaway]

2. an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution;
- Example: "he mailed the circular to all subscribers"
[syn: circular, handbill, bill, broadside, broadsheet, flier, flyer, throwaway]

3. words spoken in a casual way with conscious under-emphasis;


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. thrown away;
- Example: "wearing someone's cast-off clothes"
- Example: "throwaway children living on the streets"
- Example: "salvaged some thrown-away furniture"
[syn: cast-off(a), discarded, throwaway(a), thrown-away(a)]

2. intended to be thrown away after use;
- Example: "throwaway diapers"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

throwaway \throw"a*way\ a. 1. designed to be discarded after a single use; disposable. [PJC] 2. spoken with deliberate underemphasis; as, a throwaway line in a play. [PJC] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

throwaway \throw"a*way\ n. 1. an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution. Syn: circular, handbill, bill, broadside, broadsheet, flier, flyer [WordNet 1.5] 2. words spoken in a casual way with conscious underemphasis. [WordNet 1.5] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

throwaway adj 1: thrown away; "wearing someone's cast-off clothes"; "throwaway children living on the streets"; "salvaged some thrown-away furniture" [syn: cast-off(a), discarded, throwaway(a), thrown-away(a)] 2: intended to be thrown away after use; "throwaway diapers" n 1: (sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets [syn: street arab, gamin, throwaway] 2: an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution; "he mailed the circular to all subscribers" [syn: circular, handbill, bill, broadside, broadsheet, flier, flyer, throwaway] 3: words spoken in a casual way with conscious under-emphasis
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

22 Moby Thesaurus words for "throwaway": castaway, castoff, consumable, deep six, discard, discarding, disposable, disposal, dumping, elimination, expendable, jettison, junking, no-deposit, refuse, reject, rejectamenta, rejection, removal, replaceable, scrapping, spendable