ash [1] NOUN 1) the powder remaining after something has been burned. 2) (ashes) the remains of a human body after cremation. 3) (the Ashes) a cricket trophy awarded for winning a test match series between England and Australia. [ORIGIN: from a mock obituary (1882) referring to the symbolic remains of English cricket after an Australian victory.]
ashes in one's mouth — Cf. ↑ashes in one's mouth
DERIVATIVES ashy adjective.
ORIGIN Old English.
ash [2] NOUN 1) a tree with compound leaves, winged fruits, and hard pale wood. 2) an Old English letter, æ.
ORIGIN Old English.

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  • Ashy — Ash y, a. 1. Pertaining to, or composed of, ashes; filled, or strewed with, ashes. [1913 Webster] 2. Ash colored; whitish gray; deadly pale. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Ashy pale}, pale as ashes. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ashy — late 14c., from ASH (Cf. ash) (1) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ashy — ashen, livid, pallid, wan, *pale Analogous words: (see those at ASHEN) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ashy — [ash′ē] adj. ashier, ashiest 1. of, like, or covered with ashes 2. of ash color; pale; pallid …   English World dictionary

  • ashy — /ash ee/, adj., ashier, ashiest. 1. ash colored; pale; wan: an ashy complexion. 2. of or resembling ashes: an ashy residue. 3. sprinkled or covered with ashes. [1350 1400; ME asshy. See ASH1, Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ashy — adjective (ashier; est) Date: 14th century 1. of or relating to ashes 2. ashen …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ashy — adjective a) having the color of ashes b) a pallor …   Wiktionary

  • ashy — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Lacking color: ashen, bloodless, cadaverous, colorless, livid, lurid, pale, pallid, pasty, sallow, wan, waxen. See COLORS …   English dictionary for students

  • ashy — ash·y || æʃɪ adj. of ash shade; greyish; pallid; ash like; full of ash; dry (skin) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ashy — 1) shay 2) hays …   Anagrams dictionary