or A.S.T., a.s.t.
- Atlantic Standard Time.See under standard time.
- 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
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'
March 6, 2014
Tunisia also released new information connecting AST to AQIM.
The notion that these groups might actually be al Qaeda is illustrated by Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia (AST).
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
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
I'd be afraid to ast her, for fear she'd spot me or accuse me, whichever way it was.
One of them ast me if I knew anything about the alleged elopement.
- Atlantic Standard Time
- automated screen trading (in securities)
- British education advanced skills teacher
agential suffix, cognate with -ist, from French -ast, from Latin -asta, from Greek -astes.
- aspartate aminotransferase