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ass 1

 (ăs)
n. pl. ass·es (ăs′ĭz)
1. Any of several hoofed mammals of the genus Equus, resembling and closely related to the horses but having a smaller build and longer ears, and including the domesticated donkey.
2. A foolish or stupid person.

[Middle English asse, from Old English assa, perhaps a hypocoristic for Old English dialectal (Northumbrian) asal, ultimately (perhaps via a Celtic form akin to Old Irish asal) from Latin asinus; see asinine.]

ass 2

 (ăs)
n. pl. ass·es (ăs′ĭz) Vulgar Slang
1.
a. The buttocks.
b. The anus.
2. Sexual intercourse.
adj. or assed (ăst)
Used in combination with adjectives as an intensive: I don't want to play your dumb-ass game. That is one crazy-ass idea.
Idiom:
have (one's) head up (one's) ass
To behave in an ignorant or foolish manner.

[Middle English ars, from Old English ears; see ors- in Indo-European roots.]

ass

(æs)
n
1. (Animals) either of two perissodactyl mammals of the horse family (Equidae), Equus asinus (African wild ass) or E. hemionus (Asiatic wild ass). They are hardy and sure-footed, having longer ears than the horse.
2. (Animals) (not in technical use) the domesticated variety of the African wild ass; donkey
3. a foolish or ridiculously pompous person
4. not within an ass's roar of informal Irish not close to obtaining, winning, etc: she wasn't within an ass's roar of it.
[Old English assa, probably from Old Irish asan, from Latin asinus; related to Greek onos ass]

ass

(æs)
n
1. chiefly slang US and Canadian the buttocks
2. chiefly slang US and Canadian the anus
3. chiefly offensive slang US and Canadian sexual intercourse or a woman considered sexually (esp in the phrase piece of ass)
4. cover one's ass slang chiefly US and Canadian to take such action as one considers necessary to avoid censure, ridicule, etc at a later time
[Old English ærs; see arse]

ass1

(æs)

n.
1. Also called donkey. a long-eared, slow, surefooted domesticated mammal, Equus asinus, related to the horse, used chiefly as a beast of burden.
2. any wild species of the genus Equus, as the onager.
3. a stupid, foolish, or stubborn person.
[before 1000; Middle English asse, Old English assa, probably fr. Old Irish asan < Latin asinus]
ass′like`, adj.

ass2

(æs)

n. Vulgar Slang.
1. the buttocks.
2. the rectum.
3. sexual intercourse.
[before 1000; var of arse, with loss of r before s, as in passel, cuss, etc.; Middle English ars, er(e)s, Old English ærs, ears, c. Old Frisian ers, Old Saxon, Old High German, Old Norse ars, Greek órrhos; akin to Greek oura, Old Irish err tail]

ass.

1. assistant.
2. association.
3. assorted.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ass - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit onass - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
2.ass - a pompous fool
fool, muggins, saphead, tomfool, sap - a person who lacks good judgment
3.ass - hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horseass - hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse
Equus, genus Equus - type genus of the Equidae: only surviving genus of the family Equidae
equid, equine - hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck
domestic ass, donkey, Equus asinus - domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild ass; patient but stubborn
jackass, jack - male donkey
jennet, jenny ass, jenny - female donkey
wild ass - any of several equine mammals of Asia and northeast Africa
4.ass - slang for sexual intercourseass - slang for sexual intercourse  
carnal knowledge, coition, coitus, sex act, sexual congress, sexual intercourse, sexual relation, copulation, intercourse, relation, congress - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
dirty word, vulgarism, obscenity, smut, filth - an offensive or indecent word or phrase
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"

ass

noun
1. donkey, moke (slang), jennet She was led up to the sanctuary on an ass.
2. fool, dope (informal), jerk (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), idiot, plank (Brit. slang), berk (Brit. slang), prick (derogatory slang), wally (slang), prat (slang), charlie (Brit. informal), plonker (slang), coot, geek (slang), twit (informal, chiefly Brit.), bonehead (slang), dunce, oaf, simpleton, airhead (slang), jackass, dipstick (Brit. slang), dickhead (slang), gonzo (slang), schmuck (U.S. slang), dork (slang), nitwit (informal), dolt, blockhead, ninny, divvy (Brit. slang), pillock (Brit. slang), halfwit, nincompoop, dweeb (U.S. slang), putz (U.S. slang), fathead (informal), weenie (U.S. informal), eejit (Scot. & Irish), thicko (Brit. slang), dumb-ass (slang), gobshite (Irish taboo slang), numpty (Scot. informal), doofus (slang, chiefly U.S.), daftie (informal), fuckwit (taboo slang), dickwit (slang), nerd or nurd (slang), numbskull or numskull, twerp or twirp (informal) He was regarded as a pompous ass.
Related words
adjective asinine
male jack
female jenny
collective nouns pace, herd

ass

noun
One deficient in judgment and good sense:
Informal: dope, gander, goose.
Translations
حمارحِمارغَبي، بَليد
cul
oselprdeldebilhlupákidiot
æseltorsk
azenopugostultulo
eeselperse
خرکون
aasiperse
ostoba alakseggszamár
asinoculo
keledai
asniasni, heimskingifíflhálvitirass
나귀당나귀
asilas
ēzelismuļķis
asincurfundmăgarpopou
chruňochumajdebilmagorosol
oselritzadnjica
arsleåsnaidiot
lừangười ngu

ass

1 [æs] N
1. (Zool) → asno m, burro m
2. (= fool) → imbécil mf
the man's an asses un imbécil
don't be an ass!¡no seas imbécil!
what an ass I am!¡soy un imbécil!¡qué burro soy!
to make an ass of o.s.quedar en ridículo

ass

2 [æs] (US) Nculo m
a piece of ass (= girl) → un bombón
to have a piece of ass (= sex) → echar un polvo
see also bust 2
see also chew, cover B3
see also save 1 A1

ass

[ˈæs] n
(= animal) → âne m
(= idiot) → imbécile mf
to make an ass of o.s. → se ridiculiser
(US) (= bottom) → cul m
to kick sb's ass (= get angry with) → en foutre plein la gueule à qn
kiss my ass! → va te faire foutre!

ass

1
n (lit, fig inf)Esel m; silly ass!blöder Esel!; don’t be an ass!sei kein Esel!, sei nicht blöd!; to make an ass of oneselfsich lächerlich machen, sich blamieren

ass

2
n (US sl) → Arsch m (vulg); a nice piece of asseine geile Braut (sl); he was looking for a piece of asser wollte eine Frau aufreißen (inf); this place is just full of asshier laufen unwahrscheinlich viele Bräute rum (sl); to kick ass (= get tough)mit der Faust auf den Tisch hauen (inf); to work one’s ass offsich zu Tode schuften (inf); to kiss ass (esp US sl) → ein Arschkriecher sein (inf); to kiss somebody’s ass (esp US sl) → jdm in den Arsch kriechen (inf); kiss my ass! (esp US sl) → du kannst mich mal am Arsch lecken! (vulg) ? also arse

ass

1 [æs] n (Zool) → asino, somaro (fig) (fam) → scemo/a
to make an ass of o.s. → rendersi ridicolo/a

ass

2 [æs] n (Am) (fam!) → culo (fam!)

ass

(ӕs) noun
1. a donkey.
2. a stupid person.
References in classic literature ?
There was a bleeding heart, in tufts of paper lace; there were the three kings, gorgeously apparelled, and the ox and the ass and the shepherds; there was the Baby in the manger, and a group of angels, singing; there were camels and leopards, held by the black slaves of the three kings.
In other words, while he had implicit faith in the ability of Balaam's ass to speak, he was somewhat skeptical on the subject of a bear's singing; and yet he had been assured of the latter, on the testimony of his own exquisite organs.
Then be called ten times a donkey, and a mule, and an ass, and begone, or I'll clear the world of thee
Stubb saw him pause; and perhaps intending, not vainly, though, to evince his own unabated fortitude, and thus keep up a valiant place in his Captain's mind, he advanced, and eyeing the wreck exclaimed -- The thistle the ass refused; it pricked his mouth too keenly, sir; ha
A jay can cry, a jay can laugh, a jay can feel shame, a jay can reason and plan and discuss, a jay likes gossip and scandal, a jay has got a sense of humor, a jay knows when he is an ass just as well as you do--maybe better.
Well, I 'uz gwyne to spen' it, but I had a dream, en de dream tole me to give it to a nigger name' Balum -- Balum's Ass dey call him for short; he's one er dem chuckleheads, you know.
The petition had been largely signed; many tearful and eloquent meetings had been held, and a committee of sappy women been appointed to go in deep mourning and wail around the governor, and implore him to be a merciful ass and trample his duty under foot.
They'll crack old Tony on the skull, And preach and roar like Bashan bull, Or braying ass, of mischief full, Then seize old Jacob by the wool, And pull for heavenly union.
Look where you will, in every high place there sits an Ass, settled beyond the reach of all the greatest intellects in this world to pull him down.
Suddenly a man, in foreign garments: wonderfully real and distinct to look at: stood outside the window, with an axe stuck in his belt, and leading by the bridle an ass laden with wood.
The old ass has drunk himself into a state of dotage,' said Uriah, turning uglier than before, 'and it has been got from him by fraud
That ass, Pumblechook, used often to come over of a night for the purpose of discussing my prospects with my sister; and I really do believe