Aspect of a plane(Geom.), the direction of the plane.

(As*pect") v. t. [L. aspectare, v. intens. of aspicere. See Aspect, n.] To behold; to look at. [Obs.]

(As*pect"a*ble) a. [L. aspectabilis.] Capable of being; visible. "The aspectable world." Ray. "Aspectable stars." Mrs. Browning.

(As*pect"ant) a. (Her.) Facing each other.

(As*pect"ed), a. Having an aspect. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

(As*pec"tion) n. [L. aspectio, fr. aspicere to look at.] The act of viewing; a look. [Obs.]

(Asp"en Asp) n. [AS. æsp, æps; akin to OHG. aspa, Icel. ösp, Dan. æsp, Sw. asp, D. esp, G. espe, äspe, aspe; cf. Lettish apsa, Lith. apuszis.] (Bot.) One of several species of poplar bearing this name, especially the Populus tremula, so called from the trembling of its leaves, which move with the slightest impulse of the air.

(Asp"en) a. Of or pertaining to the aspen, or resembling it; made of aspen wood.

Nor aspen leaves confess the gentlest breeze.

(As"per) a. [OE. aspre, OF. aspre, F. âpre, fr. L. asper rough.] Rough; rugged; harsh; bitter; stern; fierce. [Archaic] "An asper sound." Bacon.

2. Look, or particular appearance of the face; countenance; mien; air. "Serious in aspect." Dryden.

[Craggs] with aspect open shall erect his head.

3. Appearance to the eye or the mind; look; view. "The aspect of affairs." Macaulay.

The true aspect of a world lying in its rubbish.
T. Burnet.

4. Position or situation with regard to seeing; that position which enables one to look in a particular direction; position in relation to the points of the compass; as, a house has a southern aspect, that is, a position which faces the south.

5. Prospect; outlook. [Obs.]

This town affords a good aspect toward the hill from whence we descended.

6. (Astrol.) The situation of planets or stars with respect to one another, or the angle formed by the rays of light proceeding from them and meeting at the eye; the joint look of planets or stars upon each other or upon the earth. Milton.

The aspects which two planets can assume are five; sextile, when the planets are 60° apart; quartile, or quadrate, when their distance is 90° or the quarter of a circle; trine, when the distance is 120°; opposition, when the distance is 180°, or half a circle; and conjunction, when they are in the same degree. Astrology taught that the aspects of the planets exerted an influence on human affairs, in some situations for good and in others for evil.

7. (Astrol.) The influence of the stars for good or evil; as, an ill aspect. Shak.

The astrologers call the evil influences of the stars evil aspects.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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