Definitions for ASHæʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the powdery residue of matter that remains after burning.

  2. finely pulverized lava thrown out by a volcano in eruption.

    Category: Geology

  3. a light, silvery gray color.

  4. ashes, deathlike grayness; extreme pallor. ruins, esp. the residue of something destroyed; remains; vestiges. mortal remains, esp. after decay or cremation. anything symbolic of penance, regret, remorse, or the like.

Origin of ash:

bef. 950; ME a(i)sshe, OE asce, æsce; c. Fris esk, OHG, ON aska, Go azgo; akin to L ārēre be dry (see arid ), Skt asa- ashes



  1. any of various trees of the genus Fraxinus, of the olive family, esp. F. excelsior, of Europe and Asia, or F. americana, of North America, having opposite, pinnate leaves and purplish flowers in small clusters.

    Category: Plants

  2. the tough, straight-grained wood of any of these trees.

    Category: Furniture

  3. the ligature or phonetic symbol “æ.”

    Category: Language/Linguistics

Origin of ash:

bef. 900; ME asshe, OE æsc, c. OS, OHG asc, ON askr; akin to L ornus mountain ash

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ash(noun)

    the residue that remains when something is burned

  2. ash, ash tree(noun)

    any of various deciduous pinnate-leaved ornamental or timber trees of the genus Fraxinus

  3. ash(verb)

    strong elastic wood of any of various ash trees; used for furniture and tool handles and sporting goods such as baseball bats

  4. ash(verb)

    convert into ashes

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ash(noun)æʃ

    the powder remaining after burning

    smoke and ash

  2. ashæʃ

    a tree with gray bark

    a street lined with ashes and oaks


  1. Ash(ProperNoun)

    for someone who lived near ash trees.

  2. Ash(ProperNoun)

    transferred from the surname.

  3. Ash(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of the female given names Ashley and Ashlee.

  4. Origin: asshe, from æsce, from askōn (compare jiske, Dutch as, German Asche, aska), from h₂éhₓōs (compare Hittite , Ancient Greek ἄζα, Albanian hi, Old Armenian աճիւն, Ormuri yānak, Sanskrit आस).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ash(noun)

    a genus of trees of the Olive family, having opposite pinnate leaves, many of the species furnishing valuable timber, as the European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) and the white ash (F. Americana)

  2. Ash(noun)

    the tough, elastic wood of the ash tree

  3. Ash(noun)

    sing. of Ashes

  4. Ash(verb)

    to strew or sprinkle with ashes


  1. Ash

    Ash are an alternative rock band that formed in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland in 1992. The band has sold 8 million albums worldwide.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ASH' in Nouns Frequency: #2510

Anagrams of ASH

  1. Hsa.

  2. ahs

  3. has

Translations for ASH

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the dust etc that remains after anything is burnt

cigarette ash; the ashes of the bonfire.

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