- a long band or scarf worn over one shoulder or around the waist, as by military officers as a part of the uniform or by women and children for ornament.
- to furnish or adorn with a sash: a dress sashed at the waist.
Origin of sash1
- a fixed or movable framework, as in a window or door, in which panes of glass are set.
- such frameworks collectively.
- to furnish with sashes or with windows having sashes.
Origin of sash2
Related Wordscincture, corset, girdle, frame, ribbon, scarf, belt, cummerbund, obi, casement, waistband
Examples from the Web for sash
She used to wear that beautiful dress with a sash with all of the crosses of Monaco.The Only Thing That Sparkles in ‘Grace of Monaco’…the Jewels
May 16, 2014
I also catch a peek at an attractive blond woman wearing a light gold dress, a tiara and a sash that reads "Miss Golden Berries."Backstage at the Razzie Awards, Honoring Hollywood’s Worst Films
March 2, 2014
I began by wrapping the sash around my neck to try and create the halter-top.Can an $895 Dress Be a Bargain?
November 29, 2009
They ran to the window, drew up the sash, and looked into the crowded street.Barnaby Rudge
Fascination was alike in her smile, and her sash, her bow, and her buckle.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
With a crown and a sash for twenty-four hours—twice round the clock!L'Assommoir
"I tried, sir, but there's a screw through the sash," cried one fellow.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
About his waist went a sash of scarlet, such as is worn by the Northwest métis.Murder Point
- a long piece of ribbon, silk, etc, worn around the waist like a belt or over one shoulder, as a symbol of rank
- a frame that contains the panes of a window or door
- to furnish with a sash, sashes, or sash windows
Word Origin and History for sash
strip of cloth, 1590s, originally in reference to Oriental dress, "strip of cloth twisted into a turban," from Arabic shash "muslin cloth." Meaning "strip of cloth worn about the waist or over the shoulder" first recorded 1680s.
framed part of a window, 1680s, sashes, mangled Englishing of French châssis "frame" of a window or door (see chassis). French word taken as a plural and -s trimmed off by 1704. Sash-weight attested from 1737.