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Princeton's WordNet

  1. asp, asp viper, Vipera aspisnoun

    of southern Europe; similar to but smaller than the adder

  2. asp, Egyptian cobra, Naja hajenoun

    cobra used by the Pharaohs as a symbol of their power over life and death


  1. aspnoun

    A water snake.

  2. aspnoun

    A venomous viper native to southwestern Europe (Vipera aspis).

  3. aspnoun

    The Egyptian cobra (Naja haje)

  4. aspnoun

    A type of European fish (Aspius aspius).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Aspnoun

    A tree. See Aspen.

  2. Aspen or Aspnoun

    Etymology: espe, Dutch; asp, Dan. epse , trembling, Sax. Somner.

    The aspen or asp tree hath leaves much the same with the poplar, only much smaller, and not so white. John Mortimer, Husb.

    The builder oak sole king of forests all,
    The aspen, good for statues, the cypress funeral. Edmund Spenser.

  3. Asp, Aspicknoun

    A kind of serpent, whose poison is so dangerous and quick in its operation, that it kills without a possibility of applying any remedy. It is said to be very small, and peculiar to Egypt and Lybia. Those that are bitten by it, die within three hours; and the manner of their dying being by sleep and lethargy, without any pain, Cleopatra chose it, as the easiest way of dispatching herself. Augustin Calmet

    Etymology: aspis, Lat.

    High-minded Cleopatra, that with stroke
    Of asp ’s sting, herself did kill. Fairy Queen, b. i.

    Scorpion, and asp, and amphisbæna dire,
    And dipsas. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. x.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aspnoun

    same as Aspen

  2. Aspnoun

    a small, hooded, poisonous serpent of Egypt and adjacent countries, whose bite is often fatal. It is the Naja haje. The name is also applied to other poisonous serpents, esp. to Vipera aspis of southern Europe. See Haje

  3. Aspnoun

    one of several species of poplar bearing this name, especially the Populus tremula, so called from the trembling of its leaves, which move with the slightest impulse of the air

  4. Etymology: [L. aspis, fr. Gr. 'aspi`s: cf. OF. aspe, F. aspic.]


  1. Asp

    The Asp is a former supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe, most notably a member of the Serpent Society and BAD Girls, Inc.. She was created by Mark Gruenwald and Paul Neary, and first appeared in Captain America vol. 1 #310.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Asp

    asp, Aspic, asp′ik, n. a popular name applied loosely to various genera of venomous serpents—now chiefly to the Vipera aspis of Southern Europe. Cleopatra's asp was probably the small Vipera hasselquistii, or horned viper: the biblical asp (Heb. pethen) was probably the Egyptian juggler's snake (Naja haje). [L.—Gr. aspis.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Asp

    a poisonous Egyptian viper of uncertain species.

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  1. ASP

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Asp is ranked #31554 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Asp surname appeared 733 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Asp.

    95% or 697 total occurrences were White.
    2.5% or 19 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 12 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of asp in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of asp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of asp in a Sentence

  1. Bill Sadler:

    Preliminary information provided to ASP is that as many as 10 people had been wounded by gunfire.

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    difficult or impossible to perceive or discern
    • A. elusive
    • B. adscripted
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