from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A star-shaped figure (*) used chiefly to indicate an omission, a reference to a footnote, or an unattested word, sound, or affix.
- transitive v. To mark with an asterisk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Symbol (*).
- n. A blemish in an otherwise outstanding achievement.
- n. Alternate of Asteriscus.
- v. To mark with an asterisk symbol (*)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The figure of a star, thus, �, used in printing and writing as a reference to a passage or note in the margin, to supply the omission of letters or words, or to mark a word or phrase as having a special character.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The figure of a star (*), used in printing and writing— as a reference to a passage or note in the margin; to distinguish words or phrases as conjectural, theoretical, unverified, obscure, or as having some other specified character; to mark the omission of words or letters; and arbitrarily, as a mark of classification.
- n. Something in the shape of or resembling an asterisk.
- n. In the Gr. Ch., a frame consisting of two arches of metal, crossing each other at right angles, placed on the paten and over the prepared bread of the eucharist to prevent contact with the covering veil.
- To insert an asterisk (in a text) as the reference to a foot-note or for any other reason for which an asterisk is used. See asterisk, 1.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. mark with an asterisk
- n. a star-shaped character * used in printing
The "asterisk" is a semi-notorious punctuation mark in baseball history.
Using “Asterix” instead of asterisk is one of the mistakes people make that really annoy me.
The way that the Skype-for-asterisk is constucted you have to tell the PBX admin your skype user-id and password.
But the asterisk is that the .22 was actually a handgun.
HILL: ... which down here at the bottom, that asterisk translates into really, we're pretty sure this time.
The asterisk is there because those three letters stand for a number of basic statements relating to export trade.
Realm (If you are using Asterisk as your PBX set this to the word asterisk, if you are using any other IPPBX system, consult your documentation)
The asterisk is the truncation or wildcard character in LibWorm.
The asterisk is the important part, it lets me add important information like: *Except for people who have interesting things to say, like me.
This has against it a red asterisk, which is crossed out with black cross-hatching and then encircled in blue with an added question mark.