Adjective "ash" definition and examples

(Ash may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/aʃ/

Definitions and examples

noun

The powdery residue left after the burning of a substance.
  1. 'I turned over the ashes'
  2. 'A floor so clean you could sprawl on it without having to coat yourself in spilled booze or cigarette ash.'
  3. 'A layer of volcanic ash and dust seems to have protected the ice from subliming away, the researcher said.'
  4. 'The volcano is active and tourists flock to see the nightly fireworks display of showers of burning ash and flaming boulders and to hear the mountain rumble and roar.'
  5. 'This time, he helped save a $20-million building and the immeasurable grief of replacing yet another school burned to ashes.'
  6. 'The most fertile land is in the Pacific coast region, where volcanic ash has fertilized the soil.'
  7. 'The other gods were dusty with what looked like incense ash or vibhuti powder.'
  8. 'With his legs finally free, he climbed out of the hole, dropping cigarette ash onto the debris.'
  9. 'The ashes are made by burning palm fronds from the previous year's Palm Sunday and getting 'em blessed by someone with the proper credentials.'
  10. 'Rubbing cigarette ashes, powdered pumice, or a piece of walnut into spots may also help remove them.'
  11. 'his ashes were scattered on the waters of the Ganges River'
  12. 'When he was dying, he told his family to spread half of his ashes on the mystic mountains and the lake in China he had called home for so many years.'
  13. 'Many parents choose cremation because they can take their baby's ashes home or distribute them at a location that has some meaning to them.'
  14. 'Adrienne was cremated and her ashes were scattered about the mountain, taken by the wind.'
  15. 'He is part of the team investigating what is happening to the growing volume of human ashes now removed from crematoria.'
  16. 'For eight years Mandy Sutcliffe visited a remembrance garden to pay her respects to her mother, father and sister whose ashes she believed had been scattered on a special family plot.'
  17. 'A funeral director later identified the substance as human ashes.'
  18. 'Interment of ashes took place in Ballinrobe cemetery.'
  19. 'When my mother died, we took her ashes out into the ocean to the same spot where we had scattered my fathers ashes a few years earlier.'
  20. 'In fact, if someone is cremated, having died in the mountains or elsewhere, it is far more fitting to scatter the ashes from a mountain top or at a spot beloved of the deceased.'
  21. 'After an autopsy, he plans to have his wife's body cremated and her ashes brought to Pennsylvania, where she grew up.'
  22. 'Banana sap can be used as a dye, and banana ash is used in making soap.'
  23. 'As in Edgefield, potters at Guadalupe initially used alkaline, or ash, glazes.'
  24. 'In addition, low quality coals can have a very high ash content which results in problems of residual ash disposal and associated heavy metal leaching.'
  25. 'The ash contains calcium and phosphorous essential to healthy milk.'
  26. 'Wheat plants grown in limed and nonlimed soil fertilized with poultry ash or potassium phosphate produced similar yields.'
  27. 'Fire can also aid bog formation as particles of ash and carbon deposited into the soil profile can reduce drainage and therefore initiate peat growth.'
  28. 'It mixes manure with recycled materials like cement or lime kiln dust, coal ash from electric power plants, and gypsum.'
  29. 'The ash of the fruit and the bark, when boiled in oil, are used in making soaps.'
  30. 'As the brine is pumped out, the mines will be filled with a million tonnes of grout - made from the pulverised fuel ash, salt and cement.'
  31. 'Minerals from the ash and the silicon-rich water replaced the trees' organic material and, over the eons, assumed their form as quartz.'
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      More definitions

      1. the powdery residue of matter that remains after burning.

      2. Also called volcanic ash. Geology. finely pulverized lava thrown out by a volcano in eruption.

      3. a light, silvery-gray color.

      4. ashes. deathlike grayness; extreme pallor suggestive of death. ruins, especially the residue of something destroyed; remains; vestiges: the ashes of their love; the ashes of the past. mortal remains, especially the physical or corporeal body as liable to decay. anything, as an act, gesture, sp

      More examples(as adjective)

      "poles can be ash."

      "paths can be ash."

      Origin

      (ash)Old English æsce, aexe, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch as and German Asche.

      Phrase

      turn to ashes in one's mouth
      rise (or emerge) from the ashes