asterisk
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈæstəɹɪsk/, /ˈæstɹɪsk/
Noun

asterisk (plural asterisks)

  1. The symbol *.
  2. Something in the shape of or resembling the asterisk symbol.
  3. (sports, US) A blemish in an otherwise outstanding achievement.
    They came into the tournament highly ranked, but with a little bit of an asterisk as their last two wins had been unconvincing.
Translations Verb

asterisk (asterisks, present participle asterisking; past and past participle asterisked)

  1. (transitive) To mark or replace with an asterisk symbol (*); star.
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