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asp

 (ăsp)
n.
Any of several venomous snakes, especially the viper Vipera aspis of southern Europe, the cobra Naja haje of Africa and the Middle East, or the horned viper.

[Middle English aspis, from Latin, from Greek.]

asp

(æsp)
n
1. (Animals) the venomous snake, probably Naja haje (Egyptian cobra), that caused the death of Cleopatra and was formerly used by the Pharaohs as a symbol of their power over life and death. See also uraeus
2. (Animals) Also called: asp viper a viper, Vipera aspis, that occurs in S Europe and is very similar to but smaller than the adder
3. (Animals) horned asp another name for horned viper
[C15: from Latin aspis, from Greek]

asp

(æsp)
n
(Plants) an archaic name for the aspen
[Old English æspe; related to Old Norse ösp, Old High German aspa]

asp1

(æsp)

n.
1. any of several venomous Eurasian snakes, esp. the horned viper.
2. uraeus.
[1300–50; back formation from Middle English aspis]

asp2

(æsp)

n., adj.

ASP

Computers. Application Service Provider: a company that gives individuals or businesses access through the Internet to specialized software applications and other computer-related services.
[1995–2000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asp - of southern Europeasp - of southern Europe; similar to but smaller than the adder
viper - venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw
genus Vipera, Vipera - type genus of the Viperidae
2.asp - cobra used by the Pharaohs as a symbol of their power over life and deathasp - cobra used by the Pharaohs as a symbol of their power over life and death
genus Naja, Naja - cobras
cobra - venomous Asiatic and African elapid snakes that can expand the skin of the neck into a hood
Translations
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asp

1 [æsp] Náspid(e) m

asp

[ˈæsp] n (= snake) → aspic m

asp

n (Zool) → Natter f

asp

[æsp] n (poisonous snake) → aspide m (Zool) → cobra m inv egiziano
References in classic literature ?
Your first was the Asp, I remember; we will look for the Asp.
But, Captain Wentworth," cried Louisa, "how vexed you must have been when you came to the Asp, to see what an old thing they had given you.
The pillow was burning: there is an asp in the garland: the wine has a bitter taste: her promises are hollow--her offers false: I see and know all this.
These myriad bells, with their little copper tongues, seemed to him like the mouths of so many asps, open and ready to sting and to hiss.
While the term ASP is relatively new, the concept of outsourcing non-core business concepts is not.
The Boost Mobile Pro has been a part of the Foster's ASP Men's World Tour for over four years, and Boost has supported surfing and sponsored surfers since the brand inception," said Mark Fewell, senior director of business development for Boost Mobile.
The report reflects in depth interviews with ASP customers from a variety of industries and sizes.
We are now able to offer our customers a complete choice--either an on-site, traditional system managed by the dealer or a complete outsourced solution through our ASP program," states John Gleason, vice president of sales with ADP Dealer Services.
The IDC report, The Financial Impact of ASPs, found that using the ASP model generated an average five-year return on investment (ROI) of 404 percent.