from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A method of solid waste disposal in which refuse is buried between layers of dirt so as to fill in or reclaim low-lying ground.
  • n. A site used for or reclaimed by such disposal.
  • transitive v. To dispose of (waste material) in a landfill.
  • transitive v. To fill in or reclaim (land) by this method.
  • intransitive v. To dispose of refuse or reclaim land by filling in low-lying ground.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To dispose of garbage by burying it at a landfill site.
  • n. A site at which refuse is buried under layers of earth.
  • n. The material so disposed of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a low area that has been filled in


land + fill (Wiktionary)



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