Meaning of ASH in English

ASH

ash /æʃ/ BrE AmE noun

[ Sense 1-2: Language: Old English ; Origin: asce ]

[ Sense 3: Language: Old English ; Origin: æsc ]

1 . [uncountable and countable] the soft grey powder that remains after something has been burned:

cigarette ash

The house burnt to ashes.

2 . ashes [plural]

a) the ash that remains when a dead person’s body is burned:

His ashes were scattered at sea.

b) a situation in which something is completely destroyed:

The organization has risen from the ashes to become very successful.

All her hopes and dreams had turned to ashes.

3 . [uncountable and countable] a tree that is common in Britain and North America, or the wood from this tree

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