From (etyl) asshe, from (etyl) ; see it for cognates.
The solid remains of a fire.
- The audience was more captivated by the growing ash at the end of his cigarette than by his words.
- Ash from a fireplace can restore minerals to your garden's soil.
- Ashes from the fire floated over the street.
(chemistry) The nonaqueous remains of a material subjected to any complete oxidation process.
Fine particles from a volcano, volcanic ash.
(in the plural) Human (or animal) remains after cremation.
- Ash from the fire floated over the street.
(figuratively) What remains after a catastrophe.
- The urn containing his ashes was eventually removed to a closet.
* Ash Wednesday
* ash blonde
* ash heap
* ash hole
* ash pan
* ash pit
* ash stand
* the Ashes
(chemistry) To reduce to a residue of ash. See ashing .
* 1919 , Harry Gordon, Total Soluble and Insoluble Ash in Leather'', published in the ''Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association , W. K. Alsop and W. A. Fox, eds, volume XIV, number 1, on page 253
* 1981 , Hans Weill, Margaret Turner-Warwick, and Claude Lenfant, eds, Occupational Lung Diseases: Research Approaches and Methods'', ''Lung Biology in Health and disease, volume 18 , page 203
- I dried the extracted leather very slowly on the steam bath
* 1989? , Annals of Botany , volume 64, issues 4-6, page 397
- The inorganic material left after ashing lung tissue specimens not only contains inhaled particles but also very large quantities of inorganic residue derived from the tissue itself.
* 2010 , S. Suzanne Nielsen, ed, Food Analysis, fourth edition , ISBN 978-1-4419-1477-4, Chapter 12, "Traditional Methods for Mineral Analysis", page 213
- Ash and silica contents of the plant material were determined by classical gravimetric techniques. Tissue samples were ashed in platinum crucibles at about 500 °C, and the ash was treated repeatedly with 6 N hydrochloric acid to remove other mineral impurities.
To hit the end off of a burning cigar or cigarette.
(obsolete, mostly used in the past tense) To cover newly-sown fields of crops with ashes.
* 1847 , H., Ashes on Corn.---An Experiment'', published in the ''Genesee Farmer , volume 8, page 281
- A 10-g food sample was dried, then ashed , and analyzed for salt (NaCl) content by the Mohr titration method (AgNO3 + Cl ? AgCl). The weight of the dried sample was 2g, and the ashed sample weight was 0.5g.
* 1849 , in a lettre to James Higgins, published in 1850 in The American Farmer , volume V, number 7, pages 227-8
- Last spring, after I planted, I took what ashes I have saved during the last year, and put on my corn
- After the corn was planted, upon acre A, I spread broadcast one hundred bushels of lime, (cost $3) and fifty bushels of ashes, (cost $6.)
From (etyl) asshe, from (etyl) ).
(countable, uncountable) A shade tree of the genus Fraxinus .
- The ash''' trees are dying off due to emerald '''ash borer.
(uncountable) The wood of this tree.
The traditional name for the ae ligature (), as used in Old English.
- The woods planted in ash will see a different mix of species.
* mountain ash
* poison ash
* prickly ash
* (tree) ash tree