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I play a female Indiana Jones, a professor who hunts down precious objects, like a bowl that belonged to the Buddha. They tailored the role to me: I wanted to be smart, funny, and to kick some ass.
Tia Carrere

Meaning of "ass" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ASS

Old English assa, probably from Old Irish asan, from Latin asinus; related to Greek onos ass.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ASS

ass  [æs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ASS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ass is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ASS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ass

Ass may refer to: ▪ Ass people, selfname of Alans ▪ Asinus, a subgenus of Equus that includes the donkey and other asses ▪ Donkey, Equus africanus asinus ▪ By extension, an insult meaning idiot ▪ North American English informal term for buttocks ▪ áss, one of the Æsir in Norse mythology ▪ Ass, by Badfinger ▪ In abstract algebra, Ass denotes the collection of all associated primes of a module M ▪ AsS, the basic chemical formula for arsenic sulfide ASS may stand for: ▪ ASS, a French car made from 1919 to 1920 ▪ ASS, a human gene that encodes for the enzyme argininosuccinate synthetase...

Definition of ass in the English dictionary

The first definition of ass in the dictionary is either of two perissodactyl mammals of the horse family, Equus asinus or E. hemionus. They are hardy and sure-footed, having longer ears than the horse related adjective asinine. Other definition of ass is the domesticated variety of the African wild ass; donkey. Ass is also a foolish or ridiculously pompous person.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ASS

asrama
ass kisser
ass licker
ass-backward
ass-backwards
ass-licking
Assad
assafetida
assafoetida
assagai
assai
assail
assailable
assailant
assailer
assailment
assam
assam ikan
Assamese
assart

WORDS THAT END LIKE ASS

less
loss
mass
miss
much less
muss
on the cross
pass
press
princess
process
progress
Ross
stainless
stress
success
Swiss
unless
wellness
wireless

Synonyms and antonyms of ass in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ASS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «ass» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of ass
airhead · berk · blockhead · bogan · bonehead · charlie · coot · daftie · dickhead · dipstick · divvy · dolt · donkey · doofus · dope · dork · dumb-ass · dunce · dweeb · eejit · fathead · fool · fuckwit · geek · gobshite · gonzo · halfwit · idiot · jackass · jennet · jerk · moke · nincompoop · ninny · nitwit · numpty · oaf · pillock · plank · plonker · prat · prick · putz · schmuck · simpleton · thicko · twit · wally · weenie

Translation of «ass» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ASS

Find out the translation of ass to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ass from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ass» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

屁股
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

culo
570 millions of speakers

English

ass
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गधा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الحمار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

попка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ass
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গাধা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cul
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Keldai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Arsch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ロバ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

엉덩이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pantat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ass
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கழுதை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गाढव
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

eşek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

culo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tyłek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

попка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cur
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κώλο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gat
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ass
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ass
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ass

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ASS»

The term «ass» is very widely used and occupies the 2.566 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ASS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ass» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ass» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ass

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10 QUOTES WITH «ASS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ass.
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Adam Brody
I worry that I can come off smarmy. I wonder if I was listening to myself if I'd want to kick my own ass.
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William F. Buckley, Jr.
I get satisfaction of three kinds. One is creating something, one is being paid for it and one is the feeling that I haven't just been sitting on my ass all afternoon.
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Richard Burton
A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
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Yancy Butler
People just kind of associate me with kicking some ass.
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Tia Carrere
I play a female Indiana Jones, a professor who hunts down precious objects, like a bowl that belonged to the Buddha. They tailored the role to me: I wanted to be smart, funny, and to kick some ass.
6
George Chapman
I am ashamed the law is such an ass.
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Gary Cherone
Whether I sound like Sammy or not is purely coincidence. You have got to hand it to him, he sings his ass off. There is no moss on that stone.
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Kurt Cobain
If it's illegal to rock and roll, throw my ass in jail!
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Leonard Cohen
I am an old scholar, better-looking now than when I was young. That's what sitting on your ass does to your face.
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Cameron Diaz
My dad always used to tell me that if they challenge you to an after-school fight, tell them you won't wait-you can kick their ass right now.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ASS»

Discover the use of ass in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ass and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Golden Ass
A frank and vivid modern version of one of the most diverting of all classics. Lindsay's translation captures the genuine flavor, sharp dialogue, outrageous humor, racy delight and subtle style of Apuleius' sophisticated masterpiece.
Apuleius, 1962
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The Big-Ass Book of Bling
The host of Ten Years Younger and columnist for Make Your Mark presents more than 150 projects designed to add style and flair to everyday clothing and accessories, sharing illustrated instructions for everything from ornate shoe clips and ...
Mark Montano, 2012
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The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2
Well, look no further! In this cheeky sequel, Mark Montano picks up where his wildly popular The Big-Ass Book of Crafts left off, with even more spectacular—and easy-to-make—projects sure to satisfy crafters of all skill levels.
Mark Montano, 2012
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Kick-Ass 3
Plus: The flashback you've all been waiting for...the secret origin of Hit-Girl! How does little Mindy McCready earn her assassin stripes? Find out as Kick-Ass comes to its epic conclusion! COLLECTING : Kick-Ass 3 1-8
‎2014
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Aspects of Apuleius' Golden Ass: Volume III: the Isis Book. ...
The contributions to this volume on the Isis Book reassess current interpretations, highlight aspects of text, language, and style, and develop new lines of approach regarding the interpretation of this fascinating many-layered text, the ...
W.H. Keulen, Ulrike Egelhaaf-Gaiser, 2011
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The Devil Is An Ass
This edition of "The Devil is an Ass" (1616) aims to provide an insight into Jonson's life and work, the theatrical qualities of the play, its political background and its textual history.
Ben Jonson, Peter Happe, 1996
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How to Kick Someone's Ass: 365 Ways to Take the Bastards Down
Written under an alias by a man who's been there, done that, and lived to deny it all, this is all you need to protect and avenge yourself against every possible threat--be it physical, emotional, psychological, financial, or otherwise.
E.R. Silverman, 2010
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Think BIG and Kick Ass in Business and Life
Donald J. Trump is an icon: the very definition of the American success story.
Donald J. Trump, Bill Zanker, 2009
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Ass Goblins of Auschwitz
It's Monty Python meets Nazi exploitation in a surreal nightmare as can only be imagined by Bizarro author Cameron Pierce.
Cameron Pierce, 2009
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98. 6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive
"If you breathe and have a pulse, you NEED this book.
Cody Lundin, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ASS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ass is used in the context of the following news items.
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5 reasons Hayley Atwell is a woman who kicks ass
The series returns for a second season in 2016 and in preparation for Comic-Con's Women Who Kick Ass panel on Saturday (hosted by EW's ... «Entertainment Weekly, Jul 15»
2
The Brink: “Baghdad, My Ass
One of the major downsides of modern serialized television is the constant presence of “table-setting episodes,” episodes that do little but ... «A.V. Club Milwaukee, Jul 15»
3
Demi Lovato 'Busts Ass' During Pool Party, But Saves It In A Very …
Demi joked after doing said ass-busting. She also created a new self-deprecating hashtag: #NOTcoolforthesummer. And although it may seem ... «MTV.com, Jul 15»
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Rare Siberian Tiger Gets Down To "Ass Up" [Video]
... of a nearby vehicle. While the driver plays Henry Fong and SCNDL's “Ass Up“, the tiger lays down in the middle of the road wagging its tail. «Your EDM, Jul 15»
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Bail Reduced for Banneker's Ass't Principal
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 4:52am. UPDATE: Bail Reduced for Banneker's Ass't Principal. By Kelli Steele. Bail for a Milford elementary school assistant principal ... «Delaware 105.9, Jul 15»
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Chuck Knoblauch Engages In Twitter Beef, Only Has Lame-Ass Burns
If you're former second baseman Chuck Knoblauch and you want to engage in some weird Twitter beef, live your life, man. But if you're former ... «Deadspin, Jul 15»
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Kym's an ass-et to all
Coronation Street star Kym Marsh, 39, winner of the Rear of the year Award for 2015, with her award at Salford Quays, Manchester. PRESS ... «Wigan Today, Jul 15»
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Red Sox game features billboard for a 'GIANT ASS'
The "Giants Glass Company" of New England had a simple dream: To advertise in Fenway Park. That advertising strategy failed on Saturday ... «SB Nation, Jul 15»
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Kobayashi -- I Could Kick Joey Chestnut's Ass in Hot Dog Contest
Joey Chestnut is a rank, out-of-shape amateur when it comes to eating the dog ... so scoffs Kobayashi. The Japanese competitive eater was in ... «TMZ.com, Jul 15»
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Eminem Kicks All Kinds Of Ass In His 'Phenomenal' New Video
We kind of knew Eminem would emerge as an action star in “Phenomenal” and on Thursday (Jul. 2), he surpassed those epic expectations with ... «MTV.com, Jul 15»
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