- a son of Jacob and Zilpah. Gen. 30:12–13.
- one of the 12 tribes of Israel traditionally descended from him.
- a male given name.
Examples from the Web for asher
More often, Asher sees the phenomenon at work in questions on social policy, like the Common Core educational standards.The Polls Are In: ISIS Is Outside Your Window
October 6, 2014
The film, however, makes Asher a pilot and Fiona a caretaker to the newborns—seemingly innocuous decisions that become meaningful.Why 'The Giver' Movie Will Disappoint the Book's Fans
August 15, 2014
Her co-workers included a former Israeli soldier named Asher Karni.‘Nuke Mom’ Marisa Sketo Kirsh on Her Vindication
December 5, 2013
Asher King Abramson, UCLA Quidditch president and beater, agreed.From J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Novels to Real Life: The Sport of Quidditch Takes Flight
March 14, 2012
Barbara Guggenheim is a partner in the art consulting firm Guggenheim, Asher Associates.10 Tips to Start the Fall Off Right
Barbara Guggenheim, Nadine Schiff
September 5, 2010
Asher continued on the sea-shore, and abode in his breaches.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
Without ceremony or farewell, Asher crawled inside his tube.
Not the small gun, such as Asher had concealed in his pocket.
At that, it would be a test, and Asher dared not take chances.
Frozen with soul-chilling fear, Asher stared with eyes that bulged.
- the son of Jacob and ancestor of one of the 12 tribes of Israel
Word Origin and History for asher
masc. proper name, biblical son of Jacob (also the name of a tribe descended from him), from Hebrew, literally "happy."