strict self-discipline or self-control, as for religious or meditative purposes.
a practice of severe self-discipline or ascetism for spiritual reasons; also written ascesis
to one side; out of line; in a crooked position; awry: to wear one’s hat askew; to hang a picture askew. with disapproval, scorn, contempt, etc.; disdainfully: They looked askew at the painting. crooked; awry: Your clothes are all askew. Historical Examples And not only did she stammer, But she used the kind of grammarThat […]
noun Arthur. 1900–82, British comedian
- 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 […]
a volcano in E central Iceland. 4754 feet (1449 meters). Historical Examples The largest volcano in Iceland, the Dyngjufkll, with its immense crater of Askja, has an area of some twenty-five square miles. The Wonder Book of Volcanoes and Earthquakes Edwin J. Houston Askja (a˙skya˙), a volcano near the centre of Iceland, first brought into […]