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 (rä′stə, răs′tə)
1. A Rastafarian.
2. Rastafarianism.
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n, adj
(Other Non-Christian Religions) short for Rastafarian
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(ˈræs tə, ˈrɑ stə)

also Ras•ta•far•i

(-ˈfɛər i, -ˈfɑr i)

n., pl. -tas also -ta•far•is,
adj. n.
1. a Rastafarian.
2. Rastafarianism.
3. Rastafarian.
[1950–55; by shortening]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Rasta - follower of RastafarianismRasta - follower of Rastafarianism    
Rastafari, Rastas - (Jamaica) a Black youth subculture and religious movement that arose in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1950s; males grow hair in long dreadlocks and wear woolen caps; use marijuana and listen to reggae music
adherent, disciple - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
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[ˈræstə] Rastafarian [ˌræstəˈfɛərɪən]
A. ADJrastafario
B. Nrastafario/a m/f
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[ˈræstə] (=Rastafarian)
nrasta mf
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nRasta m
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According to Mwendwa what his daughter wears is Rasta and is an outward expression of her faith in her maker as opposed to dreadlocks which he believes is something that is 'dreadful'.
Rasta found it fit to start his own welding and fabrication business to create employment for himself instead of whining about the unfairness of life.
The CTO said city traffic police were utilizing all available resources to facilitate people, adding the citizens could get information about traffic situation on roads through Rasta application.
He said the RASTA app will prove to be a game-changer.
Sadly, Jenny was in such poor health that she died shortly after they were saved, leaving Rasta alone and unwanted in the RSpCA rescue centre.
The couple now hope to have a "little Rasta baby" and Asha has vowed "no comb is going to go on their head".
Nevertheless, the book primarily addresses the struggle that Rasta women endure as wedged between the effects of "mental slavery" best described as the psychological denial of one's natural identity and the "gender restrictions" placed on them from some sectors within the Rastafari movement.
The owner of Khadja's Hair Salon, next door to Rasta, said she was "shocked and scared" to hear reports of a gun on the street.
Rasta is one of three dogs that visit the library on Tuesday and Thursday evenings as part of the library's Book Buddies program, where young readers can practice reading to a willing listener.
He robbed a jewellers dressed as a Rasta in Mayfair in June.
23 December 2011 - Swedish real estate firm Fabege AB (STO:FABG) said today its portfolio company Rasta Holding AB sold land for the construction of a shopping mall in Solna, a suburb of Stockholm, for SEK630m.