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abbreviation

  • Application service provider, a company providing Internet access to software applications that would otherwise have to be installed on individual computers.

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Word of the day milord
Pronunciation: mɪˈlɔːd
noun
used to address an English nobleman

There are 2 definitions of ASP in English:

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noun

  • 1 (also asp viper) A small southern European viper with an upturned snout.
    • Vipera aspis, family Viperidae
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    • Overseas they have a mixture of cobras, vipers, asps and snake types that we don't have here, that produce quite different effects.
    • But, he mused: ‘I feel that I may be taking an asp to my bosom.’
    • Surely the worst asps in this world are the ones one has clasped to the bosom.
  • 1.1 another term for Egyptian cobra.
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    • In his play Antony and Cleopatra, Cleopatra is delivered a basket of figs containing an asp, the venomous snake that ultimately causes her death.
    • She would not live this way, so history says she had an asp, which was an Egyptian cobra, brought to her hidden in a basket of figs.
    • This doesn't sound too appetizing to Cleo, and she has an asp - a rather poisonous snake - brought to her hidden in a basket of figs.
  • 2A large predatory Eurasian freshwater fish of the carp family.
    • Aspius aspius, family Cyprinidae
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    • Fish like the asp are gems waiting to be uncovered.
    • Added to this were exotic creatures such as ide, and asp, and armfuls of vast trout from Vättern.
    • There are problems with using ‘outsize’ baits and our 2-4 lb asp and zander, meant that we had to adapt our rigs to get a good hook presentation.

Origin

Middle English: from Latin aspis, from Greek.

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Word of the day milord
Pronunciation: mɪˈlɔːd
noun
used to address an English nobleman