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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ask  \Ask\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Asked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Asking}.]  [OE.  asken,  ashen,  axien,  AS  [=a]scian, 
  [=a]csian;  akin  to  OS  [=e]sc[=o]n,  OHG.  eisc[=o]n,  Sw 
  [=a]ska,  Dan.  [ae]ske,  D.  eischen  G.  heischen  Lith. 
  j["e]sk['o]ti,  OSlav.  iskati  to  seek,  Skr.  ish  to  desire. 
  [root]5.] 
  1.  To  request;  to  seek  to  obtain  by  words  to  petition;  to 
  solicit;  --  often  with  of  in  the  sense  of  from  before 
  the  person  addressed. 
 
  Ask  counsel,  we  pray  thee,  of  God.  --Judg.  xviii. 
  5. 
 
  If  ye  abide  in  me  and  my  words  abide  in  you  ye 
  shall  ask  what  ye  will  and  it  shall  be  done  unto 
  you  --John  xv  7. 
 
  2.  To  require,  demand,  claim,  or  expect,  whether  by  way  of 
  remuneration  or  return,  or  as  a  matter  of  necessity;  as 
  what  price  do  you  ask? 
 
  Ask  me  never  so  much  dowry.  --Gen.  xxxiv 
  12. 
 
  To  whom  men  have  committed  much  of  him  they  will 
  ask  the  more  --Luke  xii. 
  48. 
 
  An  exigence  of  state  asks  a  much  longer  time  to 
  conduct  a  design  to  maturity.  --Addison. 
 
  3.  To  interrogate  or  inquire  of  or  concerning;  to  put  a 
  question  to  or  about  to  question. 
 
  He  is  of  age;  ask  him:  he  shall  speak  for  himself. 
  --John  ix  21. 
 
  He  asked  the  way  to  Chester.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  invite;  as  to  ask  one  to  an  entertainment. 
 
  5.  To  publish  in  church  for  marriage;  --  said  of  both  the 
  banns  and  the  persons.  --Fuller. 
 
  Syn:  To  beg;  request;  seek;  petition;  solicit;  entreat; 
  beseech;  implore;  crave;  require;  demand;  claim; 
  exhibit;  inquire;  interrogate.  See  {Beg}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ask  \Ask\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  request  or  petition;  --  usually  followed  by  for  as  to 
  ask  for  bread. 
 
  Ask  and  it  shall  be  given  you  --Matt.  vii. 
  7. 
 
  2.  To  make  inquiry,  or  seek  by  request;  --  sometimes  followed 
  by  after 
 
  Wherefore  .  .  .  dost  ask  after  my  name?  --Gen. 
  xxxii  29. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ask  \Ask\,  n.  [See  2d  {Asker}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  water  newt.  [Scot.  &  North  of  Eng.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ask 
  v  1:  inquire  about  "I  asked  about  their  special  today";  "He  had 
  to  ask  directions  several  times"  [syn:  {inquire},  {enquire}] 
  2:  make  a  request  or  demand  for  something  to  somebody;  "She 
  asked  him  for  a  loan" 
  3:  direct  or  put  seek  an  answer  to:  "ask  a  question";  "pose  a 
  problem  to  one's  students"  [syn:  {pose}] 
  4:  consider  obligatory;  request  and  expect;  "We  require  our 
  secretary  to  be  on  time";  "Aren't  we  asking  too  much  of 
  these  children?"  "I  expect  my  students  to  arrive  in  time 
  for  their  lessons"  [syn:  {require},  {expect}] 
  5:  make  a  request  of  or  for:  "ask  money  for  the  church";  "ask  a 
  favor" 
  6:  require  or  ask  for  as  a  price  or  condition;  "He  is  asking 
  $200  for  the  table";  "The  kidnapers  are  asking  a  million 
  dollars  in  return  for  the  release  of  their  hostage" 
  7:  address  a  question  to  and  expect  an  answer  from  "Ask  your 
  teacher  about  trigonometry";  "The  children  asked  me  about 
  their  dead  grandmother" 
  8:  require  as  useful,  just  or  proper;  "It  takes  nerve  to  do 
  what  she  did";  "success  usually  requires  hard  work";  "This 
  job  asks  a  lot  of  patience  and  skill";  "This  position 
  demands  a  lot  of  personal  sacrifice";  "This  dinner  demands 
  a  spectacular  dessert"  [syn:  {necessitate},  {need},  {require}, 
  {take},  {involve},  {call  for},  {demand}]  [ant:  {obviate}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ASK 
 
  {Amplitude  Shift  Keying} 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ASK 
  Akademische  Software  Kooperation  (org.,  Karlsruhe,  Germany) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ASK 
  Amplitude  Shift  Keying 
 
 




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