the powdery residue of matter that remains after burning.
Also called volcanic ash .Geology. finely pulverized lava thrown out by a volcano in eruption.
a light, silvery-gray color.
deathlike grayness; extreme pallor suggestive of death.
mortal remains, especially the physical or corporeal body as liable to decay.
anything, as an act, gesture, speech, or feeling, that is symbolic of penance, regret, remorse, or the like.
- ash·i·ness, noun
- ashless, adjective
Other definitions for ash (2 of 2)
any of various trees of the genus Fraxinus, of the olive family, especially F. excelsior, of Europe and Asia, or F. americana(white ash ), of North America, having opposite, pinnate leaves and purplish flowers in small clusters.
the tough, straight-grained wood of any of these trees, valued as timber.
Also æsc . the symbol “æ.”
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How to use ash in a sentence
Documentary history begins with Aethelberht, the great-grandson of Aesc, who reigned probably 560-616.
British Dictionary definitions for ash (1 of 4)
the nonvolatile products and residue formed when matter is burnt
any of certain compounds formed by burning: See soda ash
fine particles of lava thrown out by an erupting volcano
a light silvery grey colour, often with a brownish tinge
- Related adjective: cinereous
- See also ashes
British Dictionary definitions for ash (2 of 4)
any oleaceous tree of the genus Fraxinus, esp F. excelsior of Europe and Asia, having compound leaves, clusters of small greenish flowers, and winged seeds
the close-grained durable wood of any of these trees, used for tool handles, etc
any of several trees resembling the ash, such as the mountain ash
Australian any of several Australian trees resembling the ash, esp of the eucalyptus genus
British Dictionary definitions for ash (3 of 4)
the digraph æ, as in Old English, representing a front vowel approximately like that of the a in Modern English hat. The character is also used to represent this sound in the International Phonetic Alphabet
British Dictionary definitions for ASH (4 of 4)
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