Crossword clues for ask
- Pose a question
- "Go ___ your mother"
- Advice for clearing up confusion
- "Fawlty Towers" airer
- Expect (of)
- "___ me anything"
- "___ not what your country ..."
- ___.com (Google competitor)
- See 29-Down
- "___ me later"
- Make a request
- Seek answers
- "Don't ___, don't tell" (bygone military policy)
- Seek, as permission
- "Just ___"
- Pose, as a question
- Word before an advice columnist's name
- The first "A" of 59-Across
- Act as a quizmaster
- Fire away
- Require (of)
- Pose in an interview
- Word before "and ye shall receive"
- Part of D.A.D.T.
- J.F.K.'s imperative
- Call on
- Play interlocutor
- " . . . ___ not what your country . . . ": J.F.K.
- Demand, as a price
- Seek info
- "___ not what . . . "
- Start of a J.F.K. quote
- "___ not what . . . ": J.F.K.
- "Do not ___ what . . . "
- Make inquiries
- Answer's antonym
- Emulate Socrates
- Pop a question
- Do some grilling
- Use the information desk
- Pump, in a way
- Set the price
- Make an appeal
- Call (for)
- Name as a price
- "Don't ___!"
- Set, as a price
- Break a rule in the military
- "What would you like to know?"
- Clamor (for)
- Set a price of
- Press (for)
- One way to get directions
- Try to find out
- Call upon
- Cry (for)
- Pop the question
- "Don't ___" (comment after a bad day)
- Seek an answer
- Show curiosity
- "Don't ___"
- Suggest, as a price
- Put it to
- Put to
- Search engine ___.com
- вЂњGo ahead, shoot!вЂќ
- Set a price at
- Set the price at
- "That's all I ___"
- Set as a price
- Invite (out), say
- Appeal to
- "___ and ye shall receive"
- It's all you have to do sometimes
- "Fire away!"
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.
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.
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.
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.
To invite; as, to ask one to an entertainment.
To publish in church for marriage; -- said of both the banns and the persons.
Syn: To beg; request; seek; petition; solicit; entreat; beseech; implore; crave; require; demand; claim; exhibit; inquire; interrogate. See Beg.
Ask \Ask\, v. i.
To request or petition; -- usually followed by for; as, to ask for bread.
Ask, and it shall be given you.
--Matt. vii. 7.
To make inquiry, or seek by request; -- sometimes followed by after.
Wherefore . . . dost ask after my name?
--Gen. xxxii. 29.
Ask \Ask\, n. [See 2d Asker.] (Zo["o]l.) A water newt. [Scot. & North of Eng.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English ascian "ask, call for an answer; make a request," from earlier ahsian, from Proto-Germanic *aiskon (cognates: Old Saxon escon, Old Frisian askia "request, demand, ask," Middle Dutch eiscen, Dutch eisen "to ask, demand," Old High German eiscon "to ask (a question)," German heischen "to ask, demand"), from PIE *ais- "to wish, desire" (cognates: Sanskrit icchati "seeks, desires," Armenian aic "investigation," Old Church Slavonic iskati "to seek," Lithuanian ieškau "to seek").\n
\nForm in English influenced by a Scandinavian cognate (such as Danish æske; the Old English would have evolved by normal sound changes into ash, esh, which was a Midlands and southwestern England dialect form). Modern dialectal ax is as old as Old English acsian and was an accepted literary variant until c.1600. Related: Asked; asking. Old English also had fregnan/frignan which carried more directly the sense of "question, inquire," and is from PIE root *prek-, the common source of words for "ask" in most Indo-European languages (see pray). If you ask me "in my opinion" is attested from 1910. Asking price is attested from 1755.
Etymology 1 n. 1 An act or instance of asking. 2 Something asked or asked for; a request. 3 An asking price. vb. 1 To request (information, or an answer to a question). 2 To put forward (a question) to be answered. 3 To interrogate or enquire of (a person). 4 To request or petition; usually with ''for''. 5 To require, demand, claim, or expect, whether by way of remuneration or return, or as a matter of necessity. 6 To invite. 7 To publish in church for marriage; said of both the banns and the persons. 8 (context figuratively English) To take (a person's situation) as an example. Etymology 2
alt. 1 (context UK dialectal and Scotland English) An eft; newt. 2 (context UK dialectal English) A lizard. n. 1 (context UK dialectal and Scotland English) An eft; newt. 2 (context UK dialectal English) A lizard.
make a request or demand for something to somebody; "She asked him for a loan"
direct or put; seek an answer to; "ask a question"
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]
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"
address a question to and expect an answer from; "Ask your teacher about trigonometry"; "The children asked me about their dead grandmother"
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 calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulates a patient's consent" [syn: necessitate, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand] [ant: obviate]
ASK may refer to:
- Amplitude-shift keying, a type of signal modulation
- The American School of Kuwait
- ASK Group, a software company
- ASK Italian, UK restaurant chain
- FK ASK, a Latvian former football club
- ASK Riga, Latvian basketball club
- Alpha Sigma Kappa, a sorority for women in technical studies
- Askam-in-Furness railway station, UK National Rail code
- ASK1, apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1
- Available seat kilometre, an airline's passenger carrying capacity
- A series of glider aircraft by the German manufacturer Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co
- ASK 13 (Two-seat trainer)
- ASK 14 (Single-seat touring motor glider)
- ASK 16 (Two-seat touring motor glider)
- ASK 18 (Club Class)
- ASK 21 (Glass fibre two-seat trainer)
- ASK 23 (Glass fibre Club Class)
- Ask (disambiguation)
"Ask" is a song by The Smiths. It was released as a single in October 1986, reaching No. 14 in the UK Singles Chart. As with most of The Smiths' singles, it was not included on an original album. It can be found on the compilations The World Won't Listen and Louder Than Bombs as well as the live album Rank, where it is introduced as the band's new single. The UK cover shows Yootha Joyce on the set of the 1965 film Catch Us If You Can. The song features Kirsty MacColl on backing vocals. In 1995, the single was reissued, reaching No. 62 in the UK Singles Chart.
There are two versions of this song. The version that appears on the single releases and the album The Very Best of The Smiths fades out slightly sooner and has the vocal track lasting until the end of the song. The backing vocals in this version are also mixed differently and are louder. The version that appears on all albums (save for the one listed above) fades out later (though the end of the track is audible, albeit at a very low level) and has the vocal track ending before the fade begins.
Craig Gannon, one-time rhythm guitarist for The Smiths has stated that he came up with some of the guitar part for "Ask" during his short stint as a member of the band:"Me and Johnny were sat in the library playing acoustic guitars and they must have been miked up as we were probably putting down the acoustic tracks for 'Panic'. I just started playing the chord sequence which would later become 'Ask' in exactly the way it appears on the record. Johnny then joined in playing the same... I then forgot about the idea and left it at that... Johnny must have played Morrissey this idea or given him the recording I already mentioned. I was completely surprised as we were now recording this for the next single. The only section of the chord structure that I didn't come up with for 'Ask' was the middle eight section with the chords E-minor, D and C. That was actually what Johnny came up with. All the way through the song there is an overdub with me and Johnny sat around a mike with acoustics, playing a riff that he came up with towards the end of the recording of the song. That is a great riff and a real hook but it was still just an overdub and I felt the song was nearly complete without it. Up until the release of 'Ask' I still thought I'd be given a writing credit. When I found that I wasn't given a writing credit, it didn't really bother me, but I thought it was pretty bad that no one even acknowledged that it was my idea in the first place."
Ask (foaled 23 March 2003) is a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. Unraced as a two-year-old, he showed some promise as a three-year-old in 2006, winning one minor race and finishing fourth in the St Leger. He improved in the following year despite running only three races: he won the Ormonde Stakes and the Cumberland Lodge Stakes and was narrowly beaten in the Canadian International Stakes. He won the Gordon Richards Stakes in 2008 but reached his peak as a six-year-old in the following year, winning the Yorkshire Cup, Coronation Cup and Prix Royal Oak as well as finishing third in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. After a single, unsuccessful start in 2010 his racing career was ended by injury. He was then retired to become a National Hunt stallion in Ireland.
Usage examples of "ask".
Here was my wife, who had secretly aided and abetted her son in his design, and been the recipient of his hopes and fears on the subject, turning to me, who had dared to utter a feeble protest or two only to be scoffed at, and summarily sat upon, asking if the game was really safe.
He asked, what officers would risk this event if the rioters themselves, or their abettors, were afterwards to sit as their judges?
I will abide thee on a good horse with all that we may need for the journey: and now I ask leave.
Was he man or devil, Abie asked herself as she watched the dancer take command of the stage.
Whitman was asked whether Bush should have an abortion litmus test for the Supreme Court, she boasted that as governor of New Jersey she had abjured litmus tests for her judicial nominees.
And when I asked him how an abo could possibly have known what copper looked like in the ground, he said the man had been employed at one of the mines near Nullagine.
So they abode a little, and the more part of what talk there was came from the Lady, and she was chiefly asking Ralph of his home in Upmeads, and his brethren and kindred, and he told her all openly, and hid naught, while her voice ravished his very soul from him, and it seemed strange to him, that such an one should hold him in talk concerning these simple matters and familiar haps, and look on him so kindly and simply.
So Richard trotted on, and while they abode him, Ralph asked after his brethren, and Blaise told him that he had seen or heard naught of them.
I asked my audience if any of them wanted to volunteer to be the first aborted call in the history of radio.
When Miss Wu asked what the medication was, the doctor replied that it was made from abortus, as it is called there, and placenta, and that it was very good for the skin.
With a few thousand absentee ballots still uncounted and Republican Perry Hooper appearing to be ahead, the Democrats rushed into court to ask a judge to change the rules.
He always knew if someone was absent, but the rule of thumb was that unless he was asked a direct question he would not volunteer this information and therefore would not have to lie or turn the absentee in.
Privalov asked Academician Markov after he had looked through the records of the experiment.
And if I asked Biliktu, after she had rested for a while, to come and join me and her sister, she might sigh, but she would usually accede, and she would give good account of herself.
The observations of such individuals will be more complicated to analyze than those of constant-velocity observers, whose motion is more serene, but nevertheless we can ask whether there is some way of taming this complexity and bringing accelerated motion squarely into our newfound understanding of space and time.