ash noun definition, meaning - what is ash noun in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “ash”

See all translations

ash

noun uk   us   /æʃ/

ash noun (POWDER)

[U] the soft grey or black powder that is left after a substance, especially tobacco, coal, or wood, has burned: cigarette ashashes [plural] what is left of something after it has been destroyed by fire, especially what is left of a human body after it has been burned: Her ashes were scattered at sea. Allied bombing left Dresden in ashes in 1945.

ash noun (TREE)

[C] a forest tree that has a smooth, grey bark (= outer covering), small greenish flowers, and seeds shaped like wings [U] the wood from an ash tree
Translations of “ash”
in Arabic رَماد…
in Korean 재…
in Malaysian abu…
in French cendre…
in Turkish kül, dişbudak ağacı…
in Italian cenere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 粉末, (尤指煙草、煤、木頭燃燒後的)灰,灰燼…
in Russian пепел, ясень…
in Polish popiół, jesion…
in Vietnamese tro…
in Spanish ceniza…
in Portuguese cinza…
in Thai เถ้าถ่าน…
in German die Asche…
in Catalan cendra…
in Japanese 灰…
in Indonesian abu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 粉末, (尤指烟草、煤、木头燃烧后的)灰,灰烬…
(Definition of ash noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of ash?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “ash” in other dictionaries

SMART Thesaurus: Products of fire

“ash”: synonyms and related words:

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

May I sit here? Asking for and giving permission.

by Liz Walter,
June 03, 2015
We often find ourselves in situations where we need to ask for permission or to reply to people who ask us for permission. Here are some words and phrases to help you do this in a natural way. The simplest way to ask for permission is with the modal verb can: Can

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More