What does aspen mean?

Definitions for aspen
ˈæs pənas·pen

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aspennoun

    any of several trees of the genus Populus having leaves on flattened stalks so that they flutter in the lightest wind


  1. aspennoun

    A kind of poplar tree (genus Populus; section Populus).

    Above a certain elevation, the aspens gave way to scrubby, gnarled pines.

  2. aspennoun

    The wood of such a tree.

    She claimed that aspen was the only "proper" material from which make a wicker basket.

  3. Aspennoun

    A ski-resort town in Colorado.

  4. Aspennoun

    A small community in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia.

  5. Aspennoun

    of modern usage, denominated for the aspen tree.

  6. Etymology: aspen 'made of aspen wood', from asp 'aspen', from æspe, from aspōn (compare Dutch esp, German Espe, Swedish asp), from Hosp- (compare Welsh aethnen, Latin abies 'fir', Latvian apse, Polish osa, Armenian op'i 'poplar').

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Aspenadjective

    Etymology: from asp or aspen.

    Oh! had the monster seen those lily hands
    Tremble like aspen leaves upon a lute. William Shakespeare, Titus Andron.

    No gale disturbs the trees,
    Nor aspen leaves confess the gentlest breeze. John Gay.

  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.


  1. Aspen

    The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) is a US-based professional organization. Its members include dieticians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians and scientists who are involved in providing clinical nutrition to patients.ASPEN was founded on June 5, 1975. It was officially incorporated on November 30, 1976. It has almost 6,000 members. The society runs an annual meeting, the ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference.


  1. aspen

    An aspen is a type of deciduous tree from the willow family, found in the Northern Hemisphere. Often recognized for their shimmering leaves that quake or tremble in the wind, aspens are known for their ability to survive and thrive in cold and high-altitude environments. It has white and soft bark, and it typically features round leaves that turn a vibrant yellow in autumn.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aspennoun

    alt. of Asp

  2. Aspenadjective

    of or pertaining to the aspen, or resembling it; made of aspen wood


  1. Aspen

    Aspen is a common name for certain tree species; some, but not all, are classified by botanists in the section Populus, of the poplar genus.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aspen

    asp′en, n. the trembling poplar.—adj. made of or like the aspen: tremulous: timorous.—adj. As′pen-like. [A.S. æspe, Ger. espe.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ASPEN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Aspen is ranked #55841 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Aspen surname appeared 367 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Aspen.

    90.4% or 332 total occurrences were White.
    3.2% or 12 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    3% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.6% or 6 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aspen in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aspen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of aspen in a Sentence

  1. Jay Parker:

    When’s the last time you’ve seen Aspen or Nantucket on the evening news? every time he’s in Florida it’s on the news worldwide.

  2. Simon Dingemans:

    As we continue to reshape the group around our core franchises and drive the benefits from the Novartis transaction, optimising our financial flexibility to invest behind these priorities is key, as a result we have decided now is the right time to realise further value from this successful relationship. We continue to believe in the strategy of Aspen and we remain committed to working together in the future.

  3. Jay Parker:

    One of the results of Trump winning is the exposure that he inadvertently brings to the the island of Palm Beach, when’s the last time you’ve seen Aspen or Nantucket on the evening news?

  4. Michael Aiello:

    Just after Christmas we are going to go to Aspen to ski for a week. I really look forward to this. I get to spend a lot of time with the kids, and it is not easy to be reached on the slopes. The problem is not my clients or the deals, it is me, I drive Michael Aiello hard.

  5. Peter Hero:

    Silicon Valley is becoming Aspen, silicon Valley's becoming a region of rich people and Silicon Valley servants, and Silicon Valley shouldn't be that way. There's not a sense of community. There's not a sense of civic engagement and civic responsibility...

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