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1 ash /ˈæʃ/ noun
plural ashes
1 ash
/ˈæʃ/
noun
plural ashes
Learner's definition of ASH
: the soft gray powder that remains after something (such as a cigarette or wood) has been completely burned and destroyed by fire
[noncount]
[count]
ashes [plural] : the burned parts that remain when something is destroyed
often used figuratively
ashes [plural] : the remains of a dead human body after it has been burned or cremated

sackcloth and ashes

see sackcloth
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2 ash /ˈæʃ/ noun
plural ashes
2 ash
/ˈæʃ/
noun
plural ashes
Learner's definition of ASH
[count] : a type of tree that grows in northern parts of the world and that has thin gray bark and hard wood
[noncount] : the hard wood of an ash tree
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