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1ash

noun \ˈash\

Definition of ASH

1
:  any of a genus (Fraxinus) of trees of the olive family with pinnate leaves, thin furrowed bark, and gray branchlets
2
:  the tough elastic wood of an ash
3
[Old English æsc, name of the corresponding runic letter] :  the ligature æ used in Old English and some phonetic alphabets to represent a low front vowel \a\

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Origin of ASH

Middle English asshe, from Old English æsc; akin to Old High German ask ash, Latin ornus mountain ash
First Known Use: before 12th century

2ash

noun, often attributive

Definition of ASH

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 ashes and the cheek of flame — Lord Byron>
5
plural :  ruins
ash·less \-ləs\ adjective

Origin of ASH

Middle English asshe, from Old English asce — more at arid
First Known Use: before 12th century

3ash

verb

Definition of ASH

transitive verb
:  to convert into ash

First Known Use of ASH

circa 1894

ash

noun , often attrib \ˈash\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ASH

1
:  the solid residue left when combustible material is thoroughly burned or is oxidized by chemical means
2
ashes pl :  the remains of the dead human body after cremation or disintegration

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