[syn: destroyer, ruiner, undoer, waster, uprooter]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently [syn:
2: a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to; "a destroyer
of the environment"; "jealousy was his undoer"; "uprooters of
gravestones" [syn: destroyer, ruiner, undoer, waster,