Meaning of ASH in English

ASH

~ 1

■ noun

1》 the powdery residue left after the burning of a substance.

↘( ~es ) the remains of a human body after cremation or burning.

↘(in chemical analysis) the mineral component of an organic substance (indicated by the residue left after burning).

2》 ( the Ashes ) a cricket trophy awarded for a Test match series between England and Australia. [from a mock obituary notice referring to the symbolical remains of English cricket.]

Phrases

turn to ~es in one's mouth become bitterly disappointing or worthless.

rise from the ~es be renewed after destruction.

Derivatives

~y adjective

Origin

OE æsce , aexe , of Gmc origin.

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~ 2

■ noun

1》 a tree with compound leaves, winged fruits, and hard pale wood. [Genus Fraxinus : many species.]

↘used in names of other trees, e.g. mountain ~ .

2》 an Old English runic letter, .

↘the symbol æ or Æ, used in the Roman alphabet in place of the runic letter and as a phonetic symbol. See also Æ .

Origin

OE æsc , of Gmc origin.

Concise Oxford English vocab.      Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка.