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English Dictionary: ass by the DICT Development Group
3 results for ass
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
    Synonym(s): buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass
  2. a pompous fool
  3. hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse
  4. slang for sexual intercourse
    Synonym(s): fuck, fucking, screw, screwing, ass, nooky, nookie, piece of ass, piece of tail, roll in the hay, shag, shtup
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ass \Ass\, n. [OE. asse, AS. assa; akin to Icel. asni, W. asen,
      asyn, L. asinus, dim. aselus, Gr. [?]; also to AS. esol, OHG.
      esil, G. esel, Goth. asilus, Dan. [91]sel, Lith. asilas,
      Bohem. osel, Pol. osiel. The word is prob. of Semitic origin;
      cf. Heb. ath[?]n she ass. Cf. {Ease}.]
      1. (Zo[94]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Equus} ({E. asinus}),
            smaller than the horse, and having a peculiarly harsh bray
            and long ears. The tame or domestic ass is patient, slow,
            and sure-footed, and has become the type of obstinacy and
            stupidity. There are several species of wild asses which
            are swift-footed.
      2. A dull, heavy, stupid fellow; a dolt. --Shak.
      {Asses' Bridge}. [L. pons asinorum.] The fifth proposition of
            the first book of Euclid, [bd]The angles at the base of an
            isosceles triangle are equal to one another.[b8]
            [Sportive] [bd]A schoolboy, stammering out his Asses'
            Bridge.[b8] --F. Harrison.
      {To make an ass of one's self}, to do or say something very
            foolish or absurd.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      frequently mentioned throughout Scripture. Of the domesticated
      species we read of, (1.) The she ass (Heb. 'athon), so named
      from its slowness (Gen. 12:16; 45:23; Num. 22:23; 1 Sam. 9:3).
      (2.) The male ass (Heb. hamor), the common working ass of
      Western Asia, so called from its red colour. Issachar is
      compared to a strong ass (Gen. 49:14). It was forbidden to yoke
      together an ass and an ox in the plough (Deut. 22:10). (3.) The
      ass's colt (Heb. 'air), mentioned Judg. 10:4; 12:14. It is
      rendered "foal" in Gen. 32:15; 49:11. (Comp. Job 11:12; Isa.
      30:6.) The ass is an unclean animal, because it does not chew
      the cud (Lev. 11:26. Comp. 2 Kings 6:25). Asses constituted a
      considerable portion of wealth in ancient times (Gen. 12:16;
      30:43; 1 Chr. 27:30; Job 1:3; 42:12). They were noted for their
      spirit and their attachment to their master (Isa. 1:3). They are
      frequently spoken of as having been ridden upon, as by Abraham
      (Gen. 22:3), Balaam (Num. 22:21), the disobedient prophet (1
      Kings 13:23), the family of Abdon the judge, seventy in number
      (Judg. 12:14), Zipporah (Ex. 4:20), the Shunammite (1 Sam.
      25:30), etc. Zechariah (9:9) predicted our Lord's triumphal
      entrance into Jerusalem, "riding upon an ass, and upon a colt,"
      etc. (Matt. 21:5, R.V.).
         Of wild asses two species are noticed, (1) that called in
      Hebrew _'arod_, mentioned Job 39:5 and Dan. 5:21, noted for its
      swiftness; and (2) that called _pe're_, the wild ass of Asia
      (Job 39:6-8; 6:5; 11:12; Isa. 32:14; Jer. 2:24; 14:6, etc.). The
      wild ass was distinguished for its fleetness and its extreme
      shyness. In allusion to his mode of life, Ishmael is likened to
      a wild ass (Gen. 16:12. Here the word is simply rendered "wild"
      in the Authorized Version, but in the Revised Version, "wild-ass
      among men").
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