from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several hoofed mammals of the genus Equus, resembling and closely related to the horses but having a smaller build and longer ears, and including the domesticated donkey.
- n. A vain, self-important, silly, or aggressively stupid person.
- n. The buttocks.
- n. The anus.
- n. Vulgar Slang Sexual intercourse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several species of horse-like animals, especially Equus africanus, often domesticated and used a beast of burden.
- n. A stupid person.
- n. Buttocks.
- n. Sex.
- n. Anus.
- n. Used in similes to express something bad or unpleasant.
- n. Used after an adjective to indicate extremes or excessiveness.
- n. One's self or person, chiefly their body.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. A dull, heavy, stupid fellow; a dolt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A solidungulate quadruped of the family Equidœ, the Equus asinus.
- n. Any wild species of the subgenus Asinus, as the dziggetai or hemione, onager, etc.
- n. A dull, heavy, stupid fellow; a dolt; a fool; a blockhead.
- n. A post in the bridge of a pulp-vat on which the mold is placed to drain.
- n. Ashes.
- n. A unit of weight in use in different parts of Germany until the adoption of the metric system. It was equal to 5 centigrams, or three quarters of a grain troy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse
- n. a pompous fool
- n. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
- n. slang for sexual intercourse
 The story goes that a traveller who had hired an ass, having placed himself in its shadow to escape the heat of the sun, was sued by the driver, who had pretended that he had let the ass, not but its shadow; hence the Greek proverb, _to quarrel about the shade of an ass_, i.e. about nothing at all.
But in the first place, it is to be observed, that there seems to have been a blunder in this transaction; for according to the Hebrew idiom of the passage quoted above, the personage there spoken of, was to ride upon an ass colt; whereas, the apostles, in order to be sure of fulfilling the prophecy, represent Jesus as riding upon an ass, and the colt, too!
Mr. Orton says -- "The mule, the produce of the male ass and mare, is essentially a _modified ass_: the ears are those of an ass somewhat shortened; the mane is that of the ass, erect; the tail is that of an ass; the skin and color are those of an ass somewhat modified; the legs are slender and the hoofs high, narrow and contracted, like those of an ass.
And leave it to A-house to come up with the term ass cleavage anyway.
I'd use the term ass-backwards, but those muscles need a little rest.
Hate to relate this to you fauxdrhunt, but not everything you blow out your ass is a fact.
On the other hand, arresting someone just because they're a pain in the ass is a good way to meet 42 USC 1983 up close and personal.
You think something you pulled out of your ass is a proof?
Cramming your head up your ass is also doable, apparently.
Anyone who straps that big a roman candle to their ass is an astronaut in my book.