Meaning of WASTE in English
( v. )
That which is of no value; worthless remnants; refuse. Specifically: Remnants of cops, or other refuse resulting from the working of cotton, wool, hemp, and the like, used for wiping machinery, absorbing oil in the axle boxes of railway cars, etc.
Webster's Revised Unabridged English Dictionary. Пересмотренный полный словарь английского языка Webster. 2012