adjective, chast·er, chast·est.
- chaste tree,
Origin of chaste
Examples from the Web for chaster
I wonder if we can't smuggle the skulls and the skeleton into Mr. Chaster's room?Joe The Hotel Boy|Horatio Alger Jr.
His taste was much simpler, chaster, and disinclined to the florid and ornamental, than that of Cicero.The Caesars|Thomas de Quincey
Milton, a chaster and more unerring p. 128master of the art than Shakespeare, reveals no such lovable personality.Style|Walter Raleigh
"Unmatcht for beauty, chaster than the ayre," wrote one poet.The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened|Kenelm Digby
And my chaster imperial love, what were you too but earthliness?Majesty|Louis Couperus
Word Origin for chaste
c.1200, "virtuous, pure from unlawful sexual intercourse" (as defined by the Church), from Old French chaste "morally pure" (12c.), from Latin castus "clean, pure, morally pure" (see caste). Transferred sense of "sexually pure" is by 15c., perhaps by influence of chastity, though chaste as a noun meaning "virgin person" is recorded from early 14c. Related: Chastely.