Caster vs Waster - What's the difference?

caster | waster |


As nouns the difference between caster and waster

is that caster is someone or something that casts while waster is someone or something that wastes; someone who squanders or spends extravagantly or waster can be (obsolete|chiefly|fencing) a kind of cudgel; also, a blunt-edged sword used as a foil.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

caster

English

Alternative forms

* castor

Noun

(en noun)
  • Someone or something that casts
  • a caster''' of spells; a '''caster of stones
  • A wheeled assembly attached to a larger object at its base to facilitate rolling. A caster usually consists of
  • * a wheel, which may be plastic, a hard elastomer, or metal
  • * an axle
  • * a mounting provision, usually a stem, flange, or plate
  • * (sometimes) a swivel which allows the caster to rotate for steering
  • Many office chairs roll on a set of casters .
  • A shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling condiments such as sugar, salt, pepper, etc.
  • a set of casters
  • A stand to hold a set of shakers or cruets.
  • See also

    * caster angle * caster sugar

    Anagrams

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    waster

    English

    Etymology 1

    Partly from (etyl) wastere, wastour, partly from .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone or something that wastes; someone who squanders or spends extravagantly.
  • (dialectal) An imperfection in the wick of a candle, causing it to waste.
  • Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * time-waster

    Etymology 2

    Origin unknown.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, chiefly, fencing) A kind of cudgel; also, a blunt-edged sword used as a foil.
  • *, II.3.6:
  • Or, as they that play at wasters exercise themselves by a few cudgels how to avoid an enemy's blows, let us arm ourselves against all such violent incursions which may invade our minds.

    Anagrams

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