Definition and Meanings for ass

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Part of Speech of ass


Etymology of ass

oe. asse, as. assa; akin to icel. asni, w. asen, asyn, l. asinus, dim. aselus, gr. esol, ohg. esil, g. esel, goth. asilus, dan. , lith. asilas, bohem. osel, pol. osiel. the word is prob. of semitic origin; cf. heb. ath she ass. cf. ease l. pons asinorum

Meaning of ass

as noun

  • a quadruped of the genus equus (equus 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.
  • a dull, heavy, stupid fellow; a dolt.
  • No antonyms for ass

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