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ˈæs təraster

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aster(noun)

    any of various chiefly fall-blooming herbs of the genus Aster with showy daisylike flowers

  2. aster(noun)

    star-shaped structure formed in the cytoplasm of a cell having fibers like rays that surround the centrosome during mitosis


  1. aster(Noun)

    A star.

  2. aster(Noun)

    Any of several plants of the genus Aster; one of its flowers.

  3. aster(Noun)

    A star-shaped structure formed during the mitosis of a cell.

  4. Origin: From aster, from ἀστήρ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aster(noun)

    a genus of herbs with compound white or bluish flowers; starwort; Michaelmas daisy

  2. Aster(noun)

    a plant of the genus Callistephus. Many varieties (called China asters, German asters, etc.) are cultivated for their handsome compound flowers

  3. Origin: [L. aster aster, star, Gr. 'asth`r star. See Star.]


  1. Aster

    Aster is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. Its circumscription has been narrowed, and it now encompasses around 180 species, all but one of which are restricted to Eurasia; many species formerly in Aster are now in other genera of the tribe Astereae.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aster

    as′tėr, n. a genus of plants of the natural order Compositæ, with showy radiated flowers varying from white to lilac-blue or purple, mostly perennial, flowering in late summer and autumn, hence often called in England Michaelmas or Christmas daisies.—China aster, the best-known and most valued of the family, brought from China to France by a missionary in the 18th century. [Gr. astēr, a star.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Aster

    of Amphipolis, an archer who offered his services to Philip of Macedon, boasting of his skill in bringing down birds on the wing, and to whom Philip had replied he would accept them when he made war on the birds. Aster, to be revenged, sped an arrow from the wall of a town Philip was besieging, inscribed, "To the right eye of Philip," which took effect; whereupon Philip sped back another with the words, "When Philip takes the town, Aster will hang for it," and he was true to his word.

Anagrams for aster »

  1. arste, rates, resat, setar, stare, tares, tarse, taser, Taser, tears, teras

  2. Arste

  3. Taser

How to pronounce aster?

  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aster in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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