DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for:
[Show options]
[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

5 definitions found

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ask /ˈæsk, ˈɑsk; ||ˈæks/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ask v. t. [imp. & p. p. Asked p. pr. & vb. n. Asking.]
 1. To request; to seek to obtain by words; to petition; to solicit; -- often with of, in the sense of from, before the person addressed.
    Ask counsel, we pray thee, of God.   --Judg. xviii. 5.
    If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.   --John xv. 7.
 2. To require, demand, claim, or expect, whether by way of remuneration or return, or as a matter of necessity; as, what price do you ask?
    Ask me never so much dowry.   --Gen. xxxiv. 12.
    To whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.   --Luke xii. 48.
    An exigence of state asks a much longer time to conduct a design to maturity.   --Addison.
 3. To interrogate or inquire of or concerning; to put a question to or about; to question.
    He is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.   --John ix. 21.
    He asked the way to Chester.   --Shak.
 4. To invite; as, to ask one to an entertainment.
 5. To publish in church for marriage; -- said of both the banns and the persons.
 Syn: -- To beg; request; seek; petition; solicit; entreat; beseech; implore; crave; require; demand; claim; exhibit; inquire; interrogate. See Beg.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ask, v. i.
 1. To request or petition; -- usually followed by for; as, to ask for bread.
    Ask, and it shall be given you.   --Matt. vii. 7.
 2. To make inquiry, or seek by request; -- sometimes followed by after.
    Wherefore . . . dost ask after my name?   --Gen. xxxii. 29.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ask n.  Zool. A water newt. [Scot. & North of Eng.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: inquire about; "I asked about their special today"; "He had
           to ask directions several times" [syn: inquire, enquire]
      2: make a request or demand for something to somebody; "She
         asked him for a loan"
      3: direct or put; seek an answer to; "ask a question"
      4: consider obligatory; request and expect; "We require our
         secretary to be on time"; "Aren't we asking too much of
         these children?"; "I expect my students to arrive in time
         for their lessons" [syn: require, expect]
      5: require or ask for as a price or condition; "He is asking
         $200 for the table"; "The kidnapers are asking a million
         dollars in return for the release of their hostage"
      6: address a question to and expect an answer from; "Ask your
         teacher about trigonometry"; "The children asked me about
         their dead grandmother"
      7: require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do
         what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This
         job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position
         demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls
         for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not
         postulates a patient's consent" [syn: necessitate, postulate,
          need, require, take, involve, call for, demand]
         [ant: obviate]