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Definition of "waster" []

  • One that wastes: a waster of time; a waster of money. (noun)
  • One that lays waste; a destroyer: a waster of enemy cities. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "waster" in a sentence
  • "As a bonus, The Wendell Baker Story, an "amiable time-waster," is reviewed on the same page (dots are connected in the opening paragraphs)."
  • "This chase, in which the fish is pursued and struck with barbed spears, or a sort of long shafted trident, called a waster, 1is much practised at the mouth of the Esk, and in the other salmon rivers of Scotland."
  • "This chase, in which the fish is pursued and struck with barbed spears, or a sort of long-shafted trident, called a waster, is much practised at the mouth of the Esk and in the other salmon rivers of Scotland."