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as·ses 1

 (ăs′ēz′, ăs′ĭz)
Plural of as2.

ass·es 2

Plural of ass1.

ass·es 3

n. Vulgar Slang
Plural of ass2.



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.



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]


1. assistant.
2. association.
3. assorted.
References in classic literature ?
He took the Ass home and put him in the straw-yard with his other Asses, upon which the new animal left all the others and at once joined the one that was most idle and the greatest eater of them all.
Hush, senor," said Sancho, "don't talk that way, but open your eyes, and come and pay your respects to the lady of your thoughts, who is close upon us now;" and with these words he advanced to receive the three village lasses, and dismounting from Dapple, caught hold of one of the asses of the three country girls by the halter, and dropping on both knees on the ground, he said, "Queen and princess and duchess of beauty, may it please your haughtiness and greatness to receive into your favour and good-will your captive knight who stands there turned into marble stone, and quite stupefied and benumbed at finding himself in your magnificent presence.
Allow me to suggest that we should refrain from using the now popular acronym: Con-ass because mischievous minded people might be tempted to deride the efforts as run by asses or mules, rather than, by our respective representatives in both Houses of Congress,' he said.
Asiatic wild asses were categorized as feeding when they stood or walked slowly with their heads below shoulder level, and biting, chewing or swallowing food during walking with their muzzles close to the ground.