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Definition of "ash" []

  • The grayish-white to black powdery residue left when something is burned. (noun)
  • Geology Pulverized particulate matter ejected by volcanic eruption. (noun)
  • The mineral residue of incinerated organic matter, used as an additive in pet foods. (noun)
  • Ruins: the ashes of a lost culture. (noun)
  • Bodily remains, especially after cremation or decay. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ash" in a sentence
  • "Comparisons: The white ash is apt to be confused with the _black ash_"
  • "So I told her how the ash would grow _anywhere_ -- even at the seaside, where all trees lean from the sea -- _except the ash_."
  • "The Watchdog says the word "ash borer" reminds him of his flea problem."