Meaning of ASH in English

ASH

1. n.1 (often in pl.) the powdery residue left after the burning of any substance.

2 (pl.) the remains of the human body after cremation or disintegration.

3 (the Ashes) Cricket a trophy competed for regularly by Australia and England.

4 ashlike material thrown out by a volcano.

Phrases and idioms:

ash blonde

1. a very pale blonde colour.

2 a person with hair of this colour. Ash Wednesday the first day of Lent (from the custom of marking the foreheads of penitents with ashes on that day).

Etymology: OE {aelig}sce 2. n.1 any forest-tree of the genus Fraxinus, with silver-grey bark, compound leaves, and hard, tough, pale wood.

2 its wood.

3 an Old English runic letter, {aelig} (named from a word of which it was the first letter).

Phrases and idioms:

ash-key the winged seed of the ash-tree, growing in clusters resembling keys. ash-plant a sapling from an ash-tree, used as a walking-stick etc.

Etymology: OE {aelig}sc f. Gmc

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.