What does ashes mean?

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Ashes

    the earthy or mineral particles of combustible substances remaining after combustion, as of wood or coal

  2. Ashes

    specifically: The remains of the human body when burnt, or when "returned to dust" by natural decay

  3. Ashes

    the color of ashes; deathlike paleness

  4. Origin: [OE. asche, aske, AS. asce, sce, axe; akin to OHG. asca, G. asche, D. asch, Icel. & Sw. aska, Dan. aske, Goth. azgo.]

Freebase

  1. Ashes

    Ashes is the fourth full-length album by the Norwegian band Tristania. The album registers a change in the band's musical style, leaving out the choirs and initiating a heavier sound, with a focus on darker lyrics and the pure vocals of Vibeke Stene. This album is the only one Kjetil Ingebrethsen performed harsh vocals.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ashes

    ash′ez, n.pl. the dust or remains of anything burnt: the remains of the human body when burnt: (fig.) a dead body: used to express pallor, from the colour of wood-ashes, as in 'pale as ashes,' 'ashy-pale.'—n. Ash′-buck′et, a box or bucket in which house-ashes and general refuse are collected for removal.—adjs. Ash′en, Ash′en-gray.—ns. Ash′ery, a place where potash or pearl-ash is made; Ash′-heap, a heap of ashes and household refuse; Ash′-leach, a tub in which alkaline salts are dissolved from wood-ashes; Ash′-pan, a kind of tray fitted underneath a grate to receive the ashes.—adjs. Ash′y, Ash′y-gray.—To lay in ashes, to destroy utterly by burning. [A.S. asce; Ice. aska.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ashes in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ashes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hamza Abdul:

    It's all ashes now.

  2. Hamza Abdul:

    I can't believe it, it's all ashes now.

  3. Carl Sandburg:

    I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes.

  4. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Dust to dust, ashes to ashes. Is that all?

  5. Ame York:

    You know it is ashes right now. It looks like a war zone, but there is beauty. Beauty In those ashes.

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