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Ashkenazim Jews, usu. Yiddish-speaking, of eastern and central Europe, or their descendants. (Cf. Sephardim.)
Ashkhabad the capital of Turkmenistan.
ashlar a squared block of stone. [3 definitions]
ashore to or onto the shore. [2 definitions]
ashram the residence, usu. secluded, of a Hindu philosopher or religious teacher to whom followers come for instruction. [2 definitions]
ashtray a container for tobacco ashes.
Ashur in Assyrian mythology, the principal god and god of war and empire.
Ash Wednesday the first day of Lent, on which some Christians put ashes on their foreheads as a sign of penitence.
ashy the color of ashes; ashen. [3 definitions]
Asia a large continent in the Eastern Hemisphere, bounded by the Arctic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, the Red Sea, and eastern Europe.
Asia Minor a large West Asian peninsula between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, on which most of Turkey is located.
Asian of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Asia or its peoples. [2 definitions]
Asian American an American of Asian descent.
Asian-American of or pertaining to Americans of Asian descent or their history or culture.
Asian flu a virulent strain of the influenza virus that probably spread from Asia; Asian influenza.
Asiatic of or pertaining to Asia or its peoples; Asian.
Asiatic Barred Zone a region including most of Asia from which immigration to the United States was banned as part of the Immigration Act of 1917.
Asiatic cholera an acute, infectious, often fatal disease caused by bacteria and characterized by severe diarrhea, intestinal cramps, and dehydration; cholera.
Asiatic pennywort a small creeping plant used in herbal medicine; Centella.
aside on the side; toward the side. [6 definitions]
aside from with the exception of; besides.