ash meaning

[ æʃ ] Pronunciation:   "ash" in a sentence
Noun: ash  ash
  1. The residue that remains when something is burned 
  2. Any of various deciduous pinnate-leaved ornamental or timber trees of the genus Fraxinus
    - ash tree 
  3. Strong elastic wood of any of various ash trees; used for furniture and tool handles and sporting goods such as baseball bats
Verb: ash  ash
  1. Convert into ashes

Derived forms: ashing, ashes, ashed

See also: ashy

Type of: alter, change, modify, residue, tree, wood

Part of: Fraxinus, genus Fraxinus

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A hard, strong, straight-grained hardwood of the eastern US having good shock resistance and bending qualities; used as flooring, trim, and decorative veneer.

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An undesirable constituent of diesel fuel whose quantitative measurement indicates degree of fuel cleanliness and freedom from abrasive material.

n often attrib
1 : the solid residue left when combustible material is thoroughly burned or is oxidized by chemical means
2 pl : the remains of the dead human body after cremation or disintegration


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  1. his coat was sprinkled with cigarette ashes.
  2. do not tread your ash into my carpet!
  3. drop your cigarette ashes into the ashtray.
  4. val flipped the ash off his cigarette.
  5. my ashes will be swept into the sea by the winds.

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