any of the cl-ss of synthetic, nonflammable, liquid dielectrics used chiefly for insulation in transformers.
a native african police officer or soldier, especially one serving a colonial administration. historical examples the askaris kept double guard; but at dawn eleven of the porters were missing. sacrifice stephen french whitman we had four askaris, one of whom was the noisiest man i have ever heard. in africa john t. mccutcheon both porters […]
to put a question to; inquire of: i asked him but he didn’t answer. to request information about: to ask the way. to try to get by using words; request: to ask advice; to ask a favor. to solicit from; request of: could i ask you a favor? ask her for advice. to demand; expect: […]
strict self-discipline or self-control, as for religious or meditative purposes. noun a practice of severe self-discipline or ascetism for spiritual reasons; also written ascesis word origin gk.
- Asking bid
a conventional bid by which a bidder asks for specific information about the strength of his or her partner’s hand in a given suit.
- Asking price
the price originally demanded by the seller, as before any reduction resulting from bargaining, discount, etc. contemporary examples unable to get their asking price, the milners took it off the market in january this year. new questions in jonbenet’s murder christine pelisek october 3, 2010 when cage first put it on the market a few […]