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  2  definitions  found 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  dissipates  resources  self-indulgently  [syn:  {wastrel}] 

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