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

 ass /ˈæs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ass n.
 1. Zool. A quadruped of the genus Equus (Equus asinus), smaller than the horse, and having a peculiarly harsh bray and long ears.  The tame or domestic ass is patient, slow, and sure-footed, and has become the type of obstinacy and stupidity.  There are several species of wild asses which are swift-footed.
 2. A dull, heavy, stupid fellow; a dolt.
 Asses' Bridge. [L. pons asinorum.] The fifth proposition of the first book of Euclid, “The angles at the base of an isosceles triangle are equal to one another.” [Sportive] “A schoolboy, stammering out his Asses' Bridge.” --F. Harrison.
 To make an ass of one's self, to do or say something very foolish or absurd.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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?" [syn: buttocks, nates,
            arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament,
            hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat,
            rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail
           end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere,
      2: a pompous fool
      3: hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears
         than the horse
      4: slang terms for sexual intercourse [syn: fuck, fucking,
         screw, screwing, nooky, nookie, piece of ass, piece
         of tail, roll in the hay, shag, shtup]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    frequently mentioned throughout Scripture. Of the domesticated
    species we read of, (1.) The she ass (Heb. 'athon), so named
    from its slowness (Gen. 12:16; 45:23; Num. 22:23; 1 Sam. 9:3).
    (2.) The male ass (Heb. hamor), the common working ass of
    Western Asia, so called from its red colour. Issachar is
    compared to a strong ass (Gen. 49:14). It was forbidden to yoke
    together an ass and an ox in the plough (Deut. 22:10). (3.) The
    ass's colt (Heb. 'air), mentioned Judg. 10:4; 12:14. It is
    rendered "foal" in Gen. 32:15; 49:11. (Comp. Job 11:12; Isa.
    30:6.) The ass is an unclean animal, because it does not chew
    the cud (Lev. 11:26. Comp. 2 Kings 6:25). Asses constituted a
    considerable portion of wealth in ancient times (Gen. 12:16;
    30:43; 1 Chr. 27:30; Job 1:3; 42:12). They were noted for their
    spirit and their attachment to their master (Isa. 1:3). They are
    frequently spoken of as having been ridden upon, as by Abraham
    (Gen. 22:3), Balaam (Num. 22:21), the disobedient prophet (1
    Kings 13:23), the family of Abdon the judge, seventy in number
    (Judg. 12:14), Zipporah (Ex. 4:20), the Shunammite (1 Sam.
    25:30), etc. Zechariah (9:9) predicted our Lord's triumphal
    entrance into Jerusalem, "riding upon an ass, and upon a colt,"
    etc. (Matt. 21:5, R.V.).
      Of wild asses two species are noticed, (1) that called in
    Hebrew _'arod_, mentioned Job 39:5 and Dan. 5:21, noted for its
    swiftness; and (2) that called _pe're_, the wild ass of Asia
    (Job 39:6-8; 6:5; 11:12; Isa. 32:14; Jer. 2:24; 14:6, etc.). The
    wild ass was distinguished for its fleetness and its extreme
    shyness. In allusion to his mode of life, Ishmael is likened to
    a wild ass (Gen. 16:12. Here the word is simply rendered "wild"
    in the Authorized Version, but in the Revised Version, "wild-ass
    among men").