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Meaning of WASTER

Pronunciation:  'weystur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to; "a destroyer of the environment"; "jealousy was his undoer"; "uprooters of gravestones"
  2. [n]  someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently
 

WASTER is a 6 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: destroyer, ruiner, undoer, uprooter, wastrel
 
 See Also: annihilator, bad person, diversionist, iconoclast, image breaker, prodigal, profligate, saboteur, squanderer, vandal, wrecker

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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
   prodigal.

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

         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
   foil.

         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.
                                               Browne.

 

 

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