(As`tro*pho*tog"ra*phy) n. [Astro- + photography.] The application of photography
to the delineation of the sun, moon, and stars.
(As`tro*phys"ic*al) a. Pertaining to the physics of astronomical science.
(||As*troph"y*ton) n. [Astro- + Gr. fyton a plant.] (Zoöl.) A genus of ophiurans having the
arms much branched.
(As"tro*scope) n. [Astro- + scope.] An old astronomical instrument, formed of two cones,
on whose surface the constellations were delineated.
(As*tros"co*py) n. Observation of the stars. [Obs.]
(As`tro*the*ol"o*gy) n. [Astro- + theology.] Theology founded on observation or knowledge
of the celestial bodies. Derham.
(A*struc"tive) a. [L. astructus, p. p. of astruere to build up; ad + struere to build.] Building
up; constructive; opposed to destructive. [Obs.]
(A*strut") a. & adv.
1. Sticking out, or puffed out; swelling; in a swelling manner. [Archaic]
Inflated and astrut with self-conceit.
2. In a strutting manner; with a strutting gait.
(As*tu"cious) a. [F. astucieux. See Astute.] Subtle; cunning; astute. [R.] Sir W. Scott.
As*tu"cious*ly, adv. [R.]
(As*tu"ci*ty) n. [See Astucious.] Craftiness; astuteness. [R.] Carlyle.
(A*stun") v. t. [See Astony, Stun.] To stun. [Obs.] "Breathless and astunned." Somerville.
(As*tu"ri*an) a. Of or pertaining to Asturias in Spain. n. A native of Asturias.
(As*tute") a. [L. astutus, fr. astus craft, cunning; perh. cognate with E. acute.] Critically discerning; sagacious; shrewd; subtle; crafty.
Syn. Keen; eagle-eyed; penetrating; skilled; discriminating; cunning; sagacious; subtle; wily; crafty.
As*tute"ly, adv. As*tute"ness, n.
(A*sty"lar) a. [Gr. 'a priv. + pillar.] (arch.) Without columns or pilasters. Weale.
(A*styl"len) n. (Mining) A small dam to prevent free passage of water in an adit or level.
(A*sun"der) adv. [Pref. a- + sunder.] Apart; separate from each other; into parts; in two; separately; into
or in different pieces or places.
I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder.
Zech. xi. 10.
As wide asunder as pole and pole.
(||A*su"ra) n. (Hind. Myth.) An enemy of the gods, esp. one of a race of demons and giants.
(||As"wail) n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) The sloth bear (Melursus labiatus) of India.