Waster Wast"er, n. [OE. wastour, OF. wasteor, gasteor. See {Waste}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who, or that which, wastes; one who squanders; one who consumes or expends extravagantly; a spendthrift; a prodigal. [1913 Webster]

He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. --Prov. xviii. 9. [1913 Webster]

Sconces are great wasters of candles. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. An imperfection in the wick of a candle, causing it to waste; -- called also a {thief}. --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

3. A kind of cudgel; also, a blunt-edged sword used as a foil. [1913 Webster]

Half a dozen of veneys at wasters with a good fellow for a broken head. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

Being unable to wield the intellectual arms of reason, they are fain to betake them unto wasters. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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