Trash and Wreckage


Show Definitions
Trash noun – Discarded or useless material.
Usage example: the neighbor's dog was rooting around in our trash this morning

Wreckage and trash are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Wreckage" instead a noun "Trash".
Nearby Words: trashed, trashy, trashing
Synonyms for Trash


Show Definitions
Wreckage noun – The portion or bits of something left over or behind after it has been destroyed.
Usage example: the wreckage of the cathedral was kept as a memorial and as a reminder of war's terrible cost

Trash and wreckage are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Trash" instead a noun "Wreckage".
Nearby Words: wreck, wrecked, wrecking
Synonyms for Wreckage

How words are described

human human trash human wreckage
similar similar trash similar wreckage
complete complete trash complete wreckage
alien alien trash alien wreckage
Other adjectives: utter, actual, various, nearby, communist.

Both words in one sentence

  • Series / Wizards of Waverly Place Trash the Set: Though the destruction did not happen onscreen, in the final season Alex's school was destroyed by an asteroid and her graduation ceremony happened in the wreckage.
  • Film / Soldier And he had a saying, he used to say, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Continuity Nod: The wreckage of a Spinner (from Blade Runner) can be seen in one of the piles of trash when Todd first arrives on the planet.
  • Better destroy that eye quickly... Invincible Minor Minion: The Techno Wreckage section of Stage 5 has trash machines.
Cite this Source
Wreckage and Trash. (2016). Retrieved 2020, July 14, from
Trash & Wreckage. N.p., 2016. Web. 14 Jul. 2020. <>.
Wreckage or Trash. 2016. Accessed July 14, 2020.

Synonyms for trash
Share this picture

Synonyms for wreckage
Share this picture

Google Ngram Viewer shows how "trash" and "wreckage" have occurred on timeline: