Meaning of ASH in English



Function: noun

Usage: often attrib

Etymology: Middle English asshe, from Old English asce ― more at ARID

Date: before 12th century

1 : something that symbolizes grief, repentance, or humiliation

2 a : the solid residue left when combustible material is thoroughly burned or is oxidized by chemical means b : fine particles of mineral matter from a volcanic vent

3 plural : the remains of the dead human body after cremation or disintegration

4 plural : deathly pallor <the lip of ash es and the cheek of flame ― Lord Byron>

5 plural : RUINS

– ash · less \ -l ə s \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.