Definitions for: Waster


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



Webster (1913) 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.

Synonyms: destroyer, ruiner, undoer, uprooter, wastrel

See Also: annihilator, bad person, diversionist, iconoclast, image breaker, prodigal, profligate, saboteur, squanderer, vandal, wrecker

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