Definitions for: Junk


[n] a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative
[n] any of various Chinese boats with a high poop and lugsails
[n] the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
[v] dispose of (something useless or old); "trash these old chairs"; "junk an old car"; "scrap your old computer"



Webster (1913) Definition: Junk, n.
A fragment of any solid substance; a thick piece. See
Chunk. [Colloq.] --Lowell.


Junk, n. [Pg. junco junk, rush, L. juncus a bulrush, of
which ropes were made in early ages. Cf. Junket.]
1. Pieces of old cable or old cordage, used for making
gaskets, mats, swabs, etc., and when picked to pieces,
forming oakum for filling the seams of ships.

2. Old iron, or other metal, glass, paper, etc., bought and
sold by junk dealers.

3. (Naut.) Hard salted beef supplied to ships.

Junk bottle, a stout bottle made of thick dark-colored
glass.

Junk dealer, a dealer in old cordage, old metal, glass,
etc.

Junk hook (Whaling), a hook for hauling heavy pieces of
blubber on deck.

Junk ring.
(a) A packing of soft material round the piston of a steam
engine.
(b) A metallic ring for retaining a piston packing in
place;
(c) A follower.

Junk shop, a shop where old cordage, and ship's tackle, old
iron, old bottles, old paper, etc., are kept for sale.

Junk vat (Leather Manuf.), a large vat into which spent tan
liquor or ooze is pumped.

Junk wad (Mil.), a wad used in proving cannon; also used in
firing hot shot.


Junk, n. [Pg. junco; cf. Jav. & Malay jong, ajong, Chin.
chwan.] (Naut.)
A large vessel, without keel or prominent stem, and with huge
masts in one piece, used by the Chinese, Japanese, Siamese,
Malays, etc., in navigating their waters.

Synonyms: debris, detritus, diacetylmorphine, dust, H, heroin, horse, rubble, scag, scrap, shit, smack, trash

See Also: boat, cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, discard, dispose, fling, hard drug, lug, lugsail, put away, rubbish, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out, trash

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Famous Quotes Containing Junk:


The USDA is not our ally here. We have to take matters into our own hands, not only by advocating for a better diet for everyone - and that's the hard part - but by improving our own. And that happens to be quite easy. Less meat, less junk, more plants.

-- Mark Bittman (American Author)

They are the video equivalent of junk food.

-- John J. O'Connor ( -)

Most people are satisfied with the junk food being sold as music.

-- Billy Joel (American Musician)

Buy, buy, says the sign in the shop window; Why, why, says the junk in the yard.

-- Paul McCartney (English Musician)

A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible "lifestyles" turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind.

-- George Will ( Journalist)

I don't eat junk foods and I don't think junk thoughts.

-- Peace Pilgrim (American Activist)

My page is junk, because I hate putting anything to do with me on the site, it just feels wrong.

-- Colin Greenwood (British Musician)

Discourse is fleeting, but junk mail is forever.

-- Joe Bob Briggs (American Critic)

I was eating bad stuff. Lots of sugar and carbs, junk food all the time. It makes you very irritated.

-- Avril Lavigne (Canadian Musician)

It's an indication of how cynical our society has become that any kind of love story with a sad theme is automatically ridiculed as sentimental junk.

-- Winona Ryder (American Actress)

I was reading through endless junk scripts that were being sent my way. Typically the roles were to play his wife or his girlfriend - leading roles for women were few and far between.

-- Roma Downey (Irish Actress)

I normally don't eat junk food.

-- Martin Yan (Chinese Celebrity)

At a flea market I always head for the junk jewelry table first.

-- Ethel Merman (American Musician)

Had I been more responsible I might have made something of myself as a junk bond trader, long-haul trucker or perhaps a plumbing contractor.

-- Brock Yates (American Editor)

I eat whatever I want, junk food included.

-- Vanessa Marcil (American Actress)

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

-- Thomas A. Edison (American Inventor)

I love all kinds of bread. Whenever I crave junk food, I want salty things like peanuts or potato chips.

-- Tyra Banks (American Model)

My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail. I don't know what that means, but it sounds like a dig.

-- Steve Buscemi (American Actor)

Junk bonds prove there's nothing magical in a Aaa bond rating.

-- Merton Miller (American Economist)

I've played heavies for years and years and years. I was bald. I came to Hollywood. I did a play about junk. I was a pusher, so I played pushers for years and years and years. I did war movies and things like that.

-- Gavin MacLeod (American Actor)

Junk is the ideal product... the ultimate merchandise. No sales talk necessary. The client will crawl through a sewer and beg to buy.

-- William S. Burroughs (American Writer)

Like Joseph Mitchell, I would scour the streets of New York and find little pieces of what other people think of as junk - and collect it.

-- Stanley Tucci (American Actor)

The national security state has many unfair and cruel weapons in its arsenal, but that of junk science is one which can be fought and perhaps defeated.

-- Aldrich Ames (American Criminal)

Our consciences are littered like an old attic with the junk of sheer conviction.

-- Wilford O. Cross ( -)

The essence of a general's job is to assist in developing a clear sense of purpose to keep the junk from getting in the way of important things.

-- Walter F. Ulmer ( Soldier)

I've got more junk in the trunk than most 5-foot-1 blonde girls, and I like it.

-- Kristen Bell (American Actress)

My ideal relaxation is working on upholstry. I spend hours in junk shops buying furniture. I do all the upholstery work myself, and it's like therapy.

-- Pamela Anderson (American Actress)

This is mainly because I spend a lot of time writing and so don't have much time to read; I hate to waste that time reading what may turn out to be junk food for the mind, when there's so much real writing to be read.

-- John Sladek (American Author)


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