[ash-er] /ˈæʃ ər/ (Show IPA), (Achad Ha-Am; Ahad Ha-am) 1856–1927, Hebrew philosophical writer and editor, born in Russia.
an ancient Semitic goddess, sometimes identified with Ashtoreth and Astarte, worshiped by the Phoenicians and Canaanites. any of various upright wooden objects serving as a sacred symbol of Asherah. n. 1863, wooden pillar used as symbol of Canaanite goddess Ashera, of unknown origin. and pl. Asherim in Revised Version, instead of “grove” and “groves” of […]
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. ashes. 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. […]
noun (Scot & Northern English, dialect) a shallow oval dish or large plate Historical Examples A ‘jigget’ of mutton is of course a gigot, and we have identified an ‘ashet’ as an assiette. Penelope’s Experiences in Scotland Kate Douglas Wiggin American Society for Healthcare Education and Training
a city in W North Carolina. Contemporary Examples The mother was the daughter of a Massachusetts movie theater manager who moved the family to Asheville when she was a teen. Judy Clarke, the Defense Lawyer Appointed to Defend Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Michael Daly April 30, 2013 Kelly, who graduated from Pitt in 1933, should easily waltz […]
a rain of airborne ash resulting from a volcanic eruption. the deposit produced by such an event.