the powdery residue of matter that remains after burning.
Also called volcanic ash. Geology. finely pulverized lava thrown out by a volcano in eruption.
a light, silvery-gray color.
deathlike grayness; extreme pallor suggestive of death.
ruins, especially the residue of something destroyed; remains; vestiges:
the ashes of their love; the ashes of the past.
mortal remains, especially the physical or corporeal body as liable to decay.
anything, as an act, gesture, speech, or feeling, that is symbolic of penance, regret, remorse, or the like.
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the nonvolatile products and residue formed when matter is burnt
any of certain compounds formed by burning See soda ash
fine particles of lava thrown out by an erupting volcano
a light silvery grey colour, often with a brownish tinge
any oleaceous tree of the genus Fraxinus, esp F. excelsior of Europe and Asia, having compound leaves, clusters of small greenish flowers, and winged seeds
the close-grained durable wood of any of these trees, used for tool handles, etc
any of several trees resembling the ash, such as the mountain ash
(Austral) any of several Australian trees resembling the ash, esp of the eucalyptus genus
the digraph æ, as in Old English, representing a front vowel approximately like that of the a in Modern English hat. The character is also used to represent this sound in the International Phonetic Alphabet
noun acronym (in Britain)
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“powdery remains of fire,” Old English æsce “ash,” from Proto-Germanic *askon (cf. Old Norse and Swedish aska, Old High German asca, German asche, Gothic azgo “ashes”), from PIE root *as- “to burn, glow” (cf. Sanskrit asah “ashes, dust,” Armenian azazem “I dry up,” Greek azein “to dry up, parch,” Latin ardus “parched, dry”). Spanish and Portuguese ascua “red-hot coal” are Germanic loan-words.
Symbol of grief or repentance; hence Ash Wednesday (c.1300), from custom introduced by Pope Gregory the Great of sprinkling ashes on the heads of penitents on the first day of Lent. Ashes meaning “mortal remains of a person” is late 13c., in reference to the ancient custom of cremation.
type of tree, Old English æsc “ash tree,” also “spear made of ash wood,” from Proto-Germanic *askaz, *askiz (cf. Old Norse askr, Old Saxon ask, Middle Dutch esce, German Esche), from PIE root *os- “ash tree” (cf. Armenian haci “ash tree,” Albanian ah “beech,” Greek oxya “beech,” Latin ornus “wild mountain ash,” Russian jasen, Lithuanian uosis “ash”). Ash was the preferred wood for spear-shafts, so Old English æsc sometimes meant “spear” (cf. æsc-here “company armed with spears”).
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(Heb. o’ren, “tremulous”), mentioned only Isa. 44:14 (R.V., “fir tree”). It is rendered “pine tree” both in the LXX. and Vulgate versions. There is a tree called by the Arabs _aran_, found still in the valleys of Arabia Petraea, whose leaf resembles that of the mountain ash. This may be the tree meant. Our ash tree is not known in Syria.
a male or female given name. Contemporary Examples Both the show and its lead, Ashley Judd, scored nominations in the incredibly shrinking miniseries and movie category. 2012 Emmy Nomination Snubs & Surprises: ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Girls,’ ‘The Good Wife’ Jace Lacob July 18, 2012 However naive Ashley may have been when she got involved with escorting—and […]
Ashley Horace, 1871–1933, U.S. literary historian and teacher. Edward Lee, 1874–1949, U.S. psychologist and lexicographer. (Everett) Lynn, 1882–1965, U.S. historian and scholar (brother of Ashley Horace Thorndike). Dame Sybil, 1882–1976, English actress. Historical Examples Thorndike calls this comedy “perhaps the best representation of the collaboration” of these dramatists in that kind. Francis Beaumont: Dramatist Charles […]
Ashley (Montague Francis Ashley Montagu) 1905–1999, U.S. anthropologist and writer, born in England. Charles, 1st Earl of Halifax, 1661–1715, British statesman: prime minister 1714–15. Lady Mary Wortley [wurt-lee] /ˈwɜrt li/ (Show IPA), (Mary Pierrepont) 1689–1762, English author. Contemporary Examples Before departing, the ITTF delegates met one more time, and President Montagu was “reelected without any […]
ashmedai tool A symbolic mathematics package by Michael Levine firstname.lastname@example.org that influenced SMP and FORM. There are versions for the Univac 1108 and VAX/VMS. (1995-03-21) Historical Examples King ashmedai was delighted and made Bar Shalmon one of his favorites. Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends Gertrude Landa Immediately he heard of King ashmedai’s approach, he hastened […]