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Meaning of Ash by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -æʃ

    Proper noun


    1. A topographic surname for someone who lived near ash trees .
    2. A male given name transferred from the surname .
    3. A diminutive of the female given names Ashley and Ashlee .


    • ahs,
    • has
    • Hsa .

Explanation of Ash by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. convert into ashes

    1. any of various deciduous pinnate-leaved ornamental or timber trees of the genus Fraxinus

    2. strong elastic wood of any of various ash trees

    3. the residue that remains when something is burned

    Definition of Ash by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Ash ( ăsh ), n. [OE. asch, esh, AS. æsc; akin to OHG. asc, Sw. & Dan. ask, Icel. askr, D. esch, G. esche.]
      1. ( Bot. ) A genus of trees of the Olive family, having opposite pinnate leaves, many of the species furnishing valuable timber, as the European ash ( Fraxinus excelsior ) and the white ash ( Fraxinus Americana ).

      Prickly ash ( Zanthoxylum Americanum ) and Poison ash ( Rhus venenata ) are shrubs of different families, somewhat resembling the true ashes in their foliage. -- Mountain ash. See Roman tree, and under Mountain.

      2. The tough, elastic wood of the ash tree.

      Ash is used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound term; as, ash bud, ash wood, ash tree, etc.

    2. Ash, n., sing. of Ashes.

      ☞ Ash is rarely used in the singular except in connection with chemical or geological products; as, soda ash, coal which yields a red ash, etc., or as a qualifying or combining word; as, ash bin, ash heap, ash hole, ash pan, ash pit, ash-grey, ash-colored, pearlash, potash.

      Bone ash, burnt powered; bone earth. -- Volcanic ash. See under Ashes.

    3. Ash, v. t. To strew or sprinkle with ashes. Howell.