- A symbol (*) used in text as a pointer to an annotation or footnote.More example sentences
- Scholarly notes are usually signalled by superscript numbers at appropriate points in a text, but such symbols as asterisks and obelisks may be used instead for footnotes.
- Many search engines employ wild cards - special symbols, usually an asterisk (*), that you add to a term to indicate different possibilities.
- Everything should have asterisks and footnotes.
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- Mark (a word or piece of text) with an asterisk: (as adjective asterisked) asterisked entriesMore example sentences
- It seems only fair that the new records be somehow asterisked.
- Newspapers still asterisk a word that's common currency in newsrooms up and down the country, but in literature the Chatterley classes started taking it as read.
- All asterisked celebrities were pointed out to me by Seth, who is much better at recognizing famous people than I am, bless him.
late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek asteriskos 'small star', diminutive of astēr.
Asterisk is pronounced with an -isk sound at the end, to match the spelling, and not as though it were spelled -ix. Asterix is a character in a cartoon strip.
More definitions of asteriskDefinition of asterisk in:
- The US English dictionary