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Definition of the noun waster

What does waster mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: wasters

  1. someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently
  2. a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to

Alternative definition of the noun waster


  1. Someone or something that wastes; someone who squanders or spends extravagantly.
  2. [dialectal] An imperfection in the wick of a candle, causing it to waste.
  3. [obsolete] A kind of cudgel; also, a blunt-edged sword used as a foil.


Waster is a fictional character from the 2008 film RocknRolla.


"Waster" is a musical single of Dearworld.

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Waster: A waster is a practice weapon, usually a sword, and usually made out of wood, though nylon wasters are also available. The use of wood or nylon instead of metal provides an economic and safe option for initial weapons training and sparring, at some loss of genuine experience. A weighted waster may be used for a sort of strength training, making the movements of using an actual sword comparatively easier and quicker. Wasters as wooden practice weapons have been found in a variety of cultures over a number of centuries, including ancient China, Ireland, Scotland, Rome, Egypt, medieval and renaissance Europe, Japan, and into the modern era in Europe and the United States. Over the course of time, wasters took a variety of forms not necessarily influenced by chronological succession, ranging from simple sticks to clip-point dowels with leather basket hilts to careful replicas of real swords.

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Google previewJudy, Or the London Serio-comic Journal (1881)

Our Waster is the most industrious idler upon the face of the earth, and lives in the lap of luxury.

Google previewTime Management for System Administrators (2006)

by Tom Limoncelli

For a system administrator, the ultimate time waster is any task that could be eliminated if only we had time to build the infrastructure to make such busywork go away. In other words, the ultimate time management tech- nique for a system ...

Google previewStandards of Living in the Later Middle Ages (1989)

Social Change in England C.1200-1520 by Christopher Dyer

Waster is the spokesman for men-at-arms and esquires. In fact both seem to be debating in the context of landed society, the poem evidently having been aimed at an audience of west midlands gentry. Winner deplores the neglect of the land ...

Google previewStudies in the Parables of Jesus (1919)

by Halford Edward Luccock

“Every waster is a prodigal,” and whoever wastes in any irresponsible manner the powers and time which God has given him is a prodigal. It is significant that in the novel by Winston Churchill called The Far Country the sin into which the hero ...

Google previewThe Scarlet Gown being verses by a St. Andrews Man (2012)

by Robert F. (Robert Fuller) Murray

A waster is a man of idle and (it may be) profligate habits. A grinder, on the contrary, is one who 'grinds' or reads with an unusual degree of application. A bunk is the lodging or abode in St. Andrews of any student. A spree is not necessarily an ...

Google previewWrite Better and Get Ahead at Work (2000)

Successful Methods for Writing the Easy, Natural Way by Michael Dolan

The classic time waster is the discussion of whether to put a comma someplace or not. Either get on with it or, if punctuation has become so important, rephrase the sentence. Reviewing a few simple rules, most of which you have probably ...

Google previewProgressive Change (2012)

The Productive Uses of Human Qualities by Ahmed Sita

A related time waster is any form of interference regardless ofwhether it is disguised as supervision or coaching. This is true particularly of the managers who cannot ignore every petty action they witness. Even for the person who is charged ...

Google previewI'll Tell You When the Night Comes (2006)

by Antonino d'Este

One more time waster is the following of professional sports. Our man will play games calculated to give him good exercise and physical skills, but the skills of other athletes should not interest him. The team that wins today will lose tomorrow.

Google previewHow to Succeed At University - International Edition (2012)

by Danton H. O'Day, PhD, Aldona Budniak, MSc

The worst time waster is the between-lectures coffee break with your friends. Most of us seem to require the stimulation of caffeine at low points during the day. Fine, take a break with the beverage of your choice, but do it usefully. A smart move ...

Google previewAmerican Machinist (1922)

Probably the greatest money waster is the mechanical department, due partly to the fact that it is an expense department and therefore neglected, and partly to the lack of other than railroad experience by the employees and officials. It is so ...

Google previewThe Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice (2001)

by Joseph A. Demkin, The American Institute of Architects

For many, a big time waster is the telephone. Furthermore, long distance charges for most architecture firms are substantial. Here are some tips for managing the phone: Make your own calls. It usually takes no longer to place a call than to ask ...

Google previewA glossary and etymological dictionary of obsolete and uncommon words (1834)

by William Toone

Waster (L. vastalores), a sturdy thief, coupled by stat. 4, Hen. IV. with Roberdsmen and draw latches ; they were armed with bludgeons; hence a cudgel was denominated a waster. A stout taule cobbler will lay down the waster, and yielde to ...

Google previewA Glossary and Etymological Dictionary (1834)

Of Obsolete and Uncommon Words, Antiquated Phrases, and Proverbs Illustrative of Early English Literature, Comprising Chiefly Those Not to be Found in Our Ordinary Dictionaries; with Historical Notices of Ancient Customs and Manners by William Toone

WAster (L. vastatores), a ...

Google previewLockwood's Dictionary of Terms Used in the Practice of Mechanical Engineering (1892)

Embracing Those Current in the Drawing Office, Pattern Shop, Foundry, Fitting, Turning, Smiths' and Boiler Shops, Etc., Etc. : Comprising Upwards of Six Thousand Definitions by Joseph Gregory Horner

Waster castings are those which, owing to some defect or defects, are discarded as useless, and are broken up for the scrap heap. Wasters are due to several causes, as blow-holes, scabs, cold shuts (see Cold Short), insufficient metal, ...

Google previewLockwood's Dictionary of Terms Used in the Practice of Mechanical Engineering ... (1888)

by Lockwood, Crosby & son, pub

Waster. — (1) Waster, castings are those which, owing to some ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

waster ...

Google previewA New English Dictionary ... The Fourth Edition, Carefully Revised ... By J. K. [i.e. John Kersey.] (1739)

by John Kersey

waster,. m. that. sing'. m the air: as a Cathedral -- or cal/egiate Churrh. AQUjl-k, a fuhtle Sb'st or Fm-b. A glirry or Watry, the _ roam a a Stable. Wit, fa e or reefi-am. 7° Wit, to are or fir. Q_U. sake, to gi-u: wet, to ieldup. z/(mit-rent , a small Rent ...

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The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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