Definition of Asterisk

1. Noun. A star-shaped character * used in printing.

Exact synonyms: Star
Generic synonyms: Character, Grapheme, Graphic Symbol
Derivative terms: Star



2. Verb. Mark with an asterisk. "Linguists star unacceptable sentences"
Exact synonyms: Star
Generic synonyms: Mark
Derivative terms: Star

Definition of Asterisk

1. n. The figure of a star, thus, &?;, used in printing and writing as a reference to a passage or note in the margin, to supply the omission of letters or words, or to mark a word or phrase as having a special character.

Definition of Asterisk

1. Noun. Symbol (*). ¹

2. Noun. (context: sports US) A blemish in an otherwise outstanding achievement. ¹

3. Noun. (biology) Alternate of Asteriscus. ¹

4. Verb. To mark with an asterisk symbol (*) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Asterisk

1. to mark with an asterisk (a star-shaped printing mark) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Asterisk

asterias
asteriated
asterid
asterid dicot family
asterid dicot genus
asteridea
asteridian
asterids
asterion
asteriosaponins
asteriotoxins
asterisc
asterisci
asteriscs
asteriscus
asterisk (current term)
asterisked
asterisking
asteriskless
asterisks
asterism
asterismal
asterisms
asterixis
astern
astern of
asternal
asteroid
asteroid belt

Literary usage of Asterisk

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publishers Weeklyby Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1902)
"... of net books published under the rules of the American Publishers' Association are preceded by a double asterisk **, and the word net follows the price. ..."

2. Philosophical Transactions by Royal Society (Great Britain)., Royal Society of London (1775)
"}Inclusive- NB An asterisk is prefixed to the names of those Authors who had presented papers which are inserted in the preceding Index to the Transactions ..."

3. A Treatise on Pleading, and Parties to Actions: With Second and Third by Joseph Chitty, Henry Greening, John A. Dunlap, Edward Duncan Ingraham, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1866)
"[Proceed as usual, as in the form, ante, 620, to the asterisk, 622, mu- 7. for a li- k bus mutandis, and then as follows :] —"In a certain newspaper called ..."

4. A Dictionary of Chemistry: On the Basis of Mr. Nicholson's, in which the ...by Andrew Ure, William Nicholson by Andrew Ure, William Nicholson (1821)
"The passages added by me will be distinguished by a cross (t), as those by Dr. Ure are by an asterisk. After the above was written, pursuant to my advice, ..."

5. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1834)
"28 is the title-page to part ii. and the two parts contain 13 plates. tige 74 is repeated with an asterisk, and the number contains six plates. ..."

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