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English Dictionary: Waster by the DICT Development Group
2 results for Waster
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently [syn: wastrel, waster]
  2. a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to; "a destroyer of the environment"; "jealousy was his undoer"; "uprooters of gravestones"
    Synonym(s): destroyer, ruiner, undoer, waster, uprooter
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Waster \Wast"er\, n. [OE. wastour, OF. wasteor, gasteor. See
      {Waste}, v. t.]
      1. One who, or that which, wastes; one who squanders; one who
            consumes or expends extravagantly; a spendthrift; a
                     He also that is slothful in his work is brother to
                     him that is a great waster.               --Prov. xviii.
                     Sconces are great wasters of candles. --Swift.
      2. An imperfection in the wick of a candle, causing it to
            waste; -- called also a {thief}. --Halliwell.
      3. A kind of cudgel; also, a blunt-edged sword used as a
                     Half a dozen of veneys at wasters with a good fellow
                     for a broken head.                              --Beau. & Fl.
                     Being unable to wield the intellectual arms of
                     reason, they are fain to betake them unto wasters.
                                                                              --Sir T.
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