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asker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n asker someone who asks a question
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Asker (Zoöl) An ask; a water newt.
    • n Asker One who asks; a petitioner; an inquirer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n asker One who asks; a petitioner; an inquirer.
    • n asker Same as ask.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
A corruption of AS. aexe, lizard, newt

Usage

In literature:

Askers embody themselves in me and I am embodied in them, I project my hat, sit shame-faced, and beg.
"Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman
Asker-Khan made a greater impression at Paris than the Turkish ambassador.
"The Private Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Constant
If the asker's needs were greater than his own he divided with him the little which he had.
"William Lloyd Garrison" by Archibald H. Grimke
If writing to nabob, more flattery in letter of asker.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, October 16, 1841" by Various
In that case, might not the first asker win, merely for his being first?
"Philip Winwood" by Robert Neilson Stephens
No one refuses the asker anything that he possesses; on the contrary, they themselves invite us to ask for it.
"Great Epochs in American History, Volume I." by Various
A good asker should have a good nay-say.
"The Squire of Sandal-Side" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
If writing to nabob, more flattery in letter of asker.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
Laddie was an inveterate riddle-asker.
"Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's" by Laura Lee Hope
I wish all wooers and question-askers at Jericho!
"The Home" by Fredrika Bremer
As the Lord loveth a cheerful giver, he loveth too an eager persevering asker.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
A request for nicer-tasting food would have branded the asker with the lasting contempt of the Rev.
"Emily Brontë" by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
He must practice ways of dodging the determined askers who hunt him and trail him.
"The Crow's Nest" by Clarence Day, Jr.
Askalabos (Greek), a newt or water reptile; and asker, askard, askel, ask, and esk, in provincial English, a water-newt.
"Notes and Queries, Number 239, May 27, 1854" by Various
Gordon, Asker and baby.
"The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror" by Various
No, I did not come into this house as an asker of favors.
"Hammer and Anvil" by Friedrich Spielhagen
What's a 'question-asker,' Neale?
"The Corner House Girls on a Tour" by Grace Brooks Hill
My father says I'm a terrible asker.
"What Will People Say?" by Rupert Hughes
Yet even these, to the insatiate askers of the bivouc, would never quite suffice.
"The Army Mule and Other War Sketches" by Henry A. Castle
When he was twenty-four years old his father had him elected Asega-Asker.
"The Oera Linda Book" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

so many beauties, one on either side,
the wall's behind me, into which I crawl
out of my repeating voice—
the mike folds down, the foolish askers fall
over theirselves in an audience of ashes
and Henry returns to rejoice
"Dream Song 118: He wondered: Do I love? all this applause" by John Berryman
And the wandering one, the inquisitive dreamer of dreams,
The eternal asker of answers, stands in the street,
And lifts his palms for the first cold ghost of rain.
The purple lights leap down the hill before him.
The gorgeous night has begun again.
"The House Of Dust: Part 01: 01: " by Conrad Potter Aiken

In news:

Dutch-born Asker Jeukendrup, PhD, once an elite road cyclist, decided to concentrate instead on sports nutrition, and has become one of the world's leading experts in the field.
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In science:

Nobody other than Alice is able to forge her signature and give the right answer, even the asker himself.
New variant of ElGamal signature scheme
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