A small star-shaped symbol used to denote an explanation of the word/phrase that it succeeds.
* <~~~~~~That's an asterisk.
Will: I need to shave*.
*Will is seven years old.
A symbol used almost only for replacing the vowels in a curse word by those who are too scared to type the real word.
use of the asterisk:
b*tch, f*ck, f*g, sh*t, *ssh*le, qu**r, wh*re
Not just a symbol(*). But a reference to one's sphincter, specifically the anus.
Notably used by Kurt Vonnegut
in his novel Breakfast of Champions. Also appears in the Dresden Dolls song, The Kill.
The infamous Asterisk:
(verb) 1. to use one or more asterisks to cover up a suggestive word. You can asterisk the word 'fuck' as f***.
2. to make or cause to seem (a word) suggestive.
1. Your write-up is full of asterisked words.
2. Do not asterisk words haphazardly. There is no need for asterisking the words 'promiscuous' and 'sexuality'.
A ‘roidhead who is stupid enough to think he needs fake muscles to be good at sports.
That kid was such an asterisk I don’t even think he knew what he was doing to himself.
A symbol used to signify action when talking on IMs.
The asterisk is the * symbol.
Guy one: *cough* loser. What were you thinking? *bitch slaps*
Guy two: I don't know. Anyone could have made that mistake.
asterisk is open source PBX software designed for the Linux
asterisk eliminates the need of buying hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of dedicated PBX hardware.
Aside from Linux, asterisk also runs on various other operating systems, including: BSD, OS X, and now the Windows
operating system using "AstWind" package.
Admin: We need a PBX for our organization, but we're kinda low on cash to buy expensive PBX hardware...
Assistant: No problem! Use asterisk, the open source Linux PBX.
Admin: I feel so stupid...