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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ashesnoun

    wants the singular.

    Etymology: asca , Sax. asche, Dutch.

    Some relicks would be left of it, as when ashes remain of burned bodies. Kenelm Digby, on Bodies.

    This late dissension, grown betwixt the peers,
    Burns under feigned ashes of forg’d love,
    And will at last break out into a flame. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    Ashes contain a very fertile salt, and are the best manure for cold lands, if kept dry, that the rain doth not wash away their salt. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

    Poor key-cold figure of a holy king!
    Pale ashes of the house of Lancaster!
    Thou bloodless remnant of that royal blood! William Shakespeare, R. III.

    To great Laërtes I bequeath
    A task of grief, his ornaments of death;
    Lest, when the fates his royal ashes claim,
    The Grecian matrons taint my spotless name. Alexander Pope.

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. Etymology: [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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ashes

    See WINDWARD.

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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

Examples of ashes in a Sentence

  1. Dejan Stojanovic:

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

  2. Austin apollos:

    the day I die will never come tis' that day should be the day I die as I die I shall lie as ashes with the ones I love most

  3. Tom Zega:

    These are the ashes of different kinds of stars that have faded or are on their way to fading out of the universe, moreover, because we find them preserved inside of meteorites and because we can age date meteorites using radioisotopes, we know they must be older than the meteorite itself.

  4. President Obama:

    The historic blunder of this administration is not leaving a stabilizing force behind in Iraq, i do not believe Syria would have spun out of control, certainly.ISIS rose from the defeated ashes of what was Al Qaeda in Iraq.

  5. Mel Smothers:

    There was some pretty thick smoke and ashes falling -- very Pompeii like, it wasn't that critical, we could move, but it was certain the fire was moving really fast.

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