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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.]

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. Sarah Palin:

    Our families couldn't be happier for Bristol and Dakota! We're honored to welcome Dakota into our family. He's an American hero and patriot whose service to our country -- like all his fellow Medal of Honor recipients -- has been above and beyond the call of duty; but even more important is he's a good and kind man who loves Bristol and Tripp, and is loved by them, yes, God working behind the scenes to turn beauty from ashes. Had tough circumstances in their lives not occurred, and had they reacted differently to those circumstances, they'd have never met.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Successful people always rise from the ashes of their failures like proverbial Phoenix. The key to success is not to quit, even in the face of adversity and challenges.

  3. Ame York:

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

  4. Hamza Abdul:

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

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    When you make something fetish, ashes will laugh at you, because they know even the most valuable fetishes will turn into ashes!

Images & Illustrations of ashes

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