Easter vs Waster - What's the difference?
As an adjective easter
is (obsolete) eastern.
As a noun 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.
(Christianity) A Christian feast commemorating the resurrection of Christ; the first Sunday following the full moon that occurs on or next after the vernal equinox, neither earlier than March 22 nor later than April 25.
(obsolete) The Jewish passover.
* 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , Mark XIV:
- We spent each of the past five Easters together as a family.
(paganism) A festival held in honour of the goddess Eostre or Ostara and celebrated at the spring equinox or within the month of April. Also known as Eostre.
- After two dayes folowed ester , and the dayes of swete breed.
* Passion Sunday
* Palm Sunday
* Maundy Thursday
* Good Friday
Partly from (etyl) wastere, wastour, partly from .
Someone or something that wastes; someone who squanders or spends extravagantly.
(dialectal) An imperfection in the wick of a candle, causing it to waste.
* See also
(obsolete, chiefly, fencing) A kind of cudgel; also, a blunt-edged sword used as a foil.
- 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.