Easter vs Waster - What's the difference?

easter | waster |


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.

easter

English

(wikipedia Easter)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (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.
  • We spent each of the past five Easters together as a family.
  • Eastertide
  • (obsolete) The Jewish passover.
  • * 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , Mark XIV:
  • After two dayes folowed ester , and the dayes of swete breed.
  • (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.
  • See also

    * pace * Pasch * Passover * Passion Sunday * Palm Sunday * Maundy Thursday * Good Friday

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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.

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