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The answer ASTERISK has 140 possible clue(s) in existing crosswords.
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Definitions of asterisk in various dictionaries:
noun - a star-shaped character * used in printing
verb - mark with an asterisk
A star-shaped figure (*) used in printing to indicate an omission or a reference to a footnote.
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|Possible Jeopardy Clues|
|On a typewriter keyboard, this symbol usually appears above the number 8|
|It can mean something shaped like a star|
|Possible Dictionary Clues|
|a symbol () used in text as a pointer to an annotation or footnote.|
|A star-shaped figure () used chiefly to indicate an omission, a reference to a footnote, or an unattested word, sound, or affix.|
|To mark with an asterisk.|
|A symbol () used in text as a pointer to an annotation or footnote.|
|Mark (a word or piece of text) with an asterisk.|
|a star-shaped character used in printing|
|mark with an asterisk|
|the symbol , used to refer readers to a note at the bottom of a page of text, or to show that a letter is missing from a word:|
|something that makes an achievement less impressive or less complete:|
|to write an asterisk next to something:|
An asterisk (*); from Late Latin asteriscus, from Ancient Greek , asteriskos, "little star") is a typographical symbol or glyph. It is so called because it resembles a conventional image of a star. |
* Computer scientists and mathematicians often vocalize it as star (as, for example, in the A* search algorithm or C*-algebra). In English, an asterisk is usually five-pointed in sans-serif typefaces, six-pointed in serif typefaces, and six- or eight-pointed when handwritten. It is often used to censor offensive words, and on the Internet, to indicate a correction to a previous message.
* The asterisk is derived from the need of the printers of family trees in feudal times for a symbol to indicate date of birth. The original shape was seven-armed, each arm like a teardrop shooting from the center.
* In computer science, the asterisk is commonly used as a wildcard character, or to denote pointers, repetition, or multiplication.