from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various bodily positions assumed in yogic excercise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A body position, typically associated with the practice of yoga.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name in the Philippine Islands of Plerocarpus Indicus and P. echinatus, valuable timber-trees, the wood of which is sometimes called Philippine mahogany.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Hinduism) a posture or manner of sitting (as in the practice of yoga)
Sanskrit āsanam, a sitting posture, from āste, he sits.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Sanskrit आसन ("sitting down"), from आस ("to sit down"). (Wiktionary)