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Definitions for aster
ˈæs təraster

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. asternoun

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

  2. asternoun

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


  1. asternoun

    A star.

  2. asternoun

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

  3. asternoun

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

  4. Etymology: From aster, from ἀστήρ.


  1. aster

    An aster is a type of flowering plant in the Asteraceae family. Most species are native to Eurasia with a few in North America. They feature star-shaped flowers in a variety of colors including white, red, pink, purple and blue, and are often grown for their attractive appearance and habit of blooming in late summer and autumn when most other flowers have stopped. The name "aster" comes from the Greek word for "star," referring to the shape of its flower head.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Asternoun

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

  2. Asternoun

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

  3. Etymology: [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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ASTER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Aster is ranked #72568 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Aster surname appeared 268 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Aster.

    87.6% or 235 total occurrences were White.
    5.2% or 14 total occurrences were Black.
    2.9% or 8 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.9% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Anagrams for aster »

  1. arste

  2. rates

  3. resat

  4. setar

  5. stare

  6. tares

  7. tarse

  8. taser

  9. Taser

  10. tears

  11. teras

  12. strae

  13. serta

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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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