Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A person who casts no shadow at noon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One of the Ascii.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun person or thing without a shadow
  • noun person or thing found close to the Equator

Etymologies

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From Latin ascius ("without shadow"), from Ancient Greek ἄσκιος (askios, "without shadow"), from ἀ- (a-, "not") + σκιά (skia, "shadow")

Examples

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  • ascian (ASH-ee-in)- a person without a shadow

    January 28, 2008

  • Identify the Wordienik!!

    This was blafferty's chosen word. He says he knows he's not on here much, but thought maybe that's why the word fits.

    May 9, 2011

  • blafferty is a he?!

    May 9, 2011

  • Whoops, nope! Sorry, tricked you!

    May 9, 2011

  • Richard Strauss wrote an opera about a female Ascian, unsurprsingly called "Die Frau ohne Schatten." An ascian artefact whose purpose is vitiated twice a year by its being on the equator is the gnomon of a sundial.

    May 7, 2013