AST or A.S.T., a.s.t. Examples

  1. Atlantic Standard Time.See under standard time.


  1. a suffix of nouns that denote a person who practices or is concerned with something, or holds certain principles, doctrines, etc.: enthusiast;ecdysiast; gymnast.

Origin of -ast a variant of -ist after the vowel i; from Greek -astēs Examples from the Web for ast Contemporary Examples of ast

  • It follows on from his work with Walking With The Wounded which ast year saw him  walk to the South Pole.

    Prince Harry Launches UK ‘Warrior Games’

    Tom Sykes

    March 6, 2014

  • Tunisia also released new information connecting AST to AQIM.

    Obama’s Kobe Bryant-Al Qaeda Flap

    Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

    January 22, 2014

  • The notion that these groups might actually be al Qaeda is illustrated by Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia (AST).

    Obama’s Kobe Bryant-Al Qaeda Flap

    Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

    January 22, 2014

  • Historical Examples of ast

  • And I believe ef you was to ast ’em they’d all tell you the same, suh.

    From Place to Place

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • Ye’ve ast us t’ b’lieve a genuwine out ‘n out impossibility.’

    Eben Holden

    Irving Bacheller

  • I want to ast you to pray, not that he may be converted, but that he may be converted this very night.

    A Circuit Rider’s Wife

    Corra Harris

  • I’d be afraid to ast her, for fear she’d spot me or accuse me, whichever way it was.

    The Man Next Door

    Emerson Hough

  • One of them ast me if I knew anything about the alleged elopement.

    The Man Next Door

    Emerson Hough

  • British Dictionary definitions for ast AST abbreviation for

    1. Atlantic Standard Time
    2. automated screen trading (in securities)
    3. British education advanced skills teacher

    Word Origin and History for ast -ast

    agential suffix, cognate with -ist, from French -ast, from Latin -asta, from Greek -astes.

    ast in Medicine AST abbr.

    1. aspartate aminotransferase

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