asterisk

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Other spellings[change]

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈæstərɪsk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: as‧ter‧isk

Noun[change]

Singular
asterisk

Plural
asterisks

An asterisk
  1. (countable) An asterisk is the sign * used for several purposes including to mark footnotes and other notes, to indicate multiplcation (e.g., 3*3), and (on the Internet) to signify that something should be in bold (e.g., *IMPORTANT*).
    Linguists put asterisks before reconstructed words.

Verb[change]

Plain form
asterisk

Third-person singular
asterisks

Past tense
asterisked

Past participle
asterisked

Present participle
asterisking

  1. (transitive) If you asterisk something, you mark it with an asterisk (*).
    I asterisked that sentence because I wanted to leave a footnote a the bottom.


Punctuation marks (edit)

apostrophe ( ' ) ( ) • brackets ( [] ) ( {} ) • colon ( : ) • comma ( , ) • dashes ( ) ( ) • ellipsis ( ... ) • exclamation mark ( ! ) • hyphen ( ) ( - ) • parentheses ( () ) • period / full stop ( . ) • question mark ( ? ) • quotation marks ( ' ' ) ( " " ) • semicolon ( ; ) • slash ( / )


Other: ampersand ( & ) • asterisk ( * ) • at ( @ ) • backslash ( \ ) • bullet ( ) ( · ) • degree ( ° ) • number sign / pound sign ( # ) • tilde ( ~ ) • underscore ( _ ) • vertical bar / pipe ( | ) •