ash

Part of speech: noun

A tree of the olive family, or its light, tough, elastic wood.

Part of speech: noun

The residue of a substance that has been burnt; usually in the plural.

Part of speech: noun

Remains, as of the dead.

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Usage examples "ash":

  1. From Ash Wednesday to Easter Monday it was his custom to transact no public or private business. - "The Valley of Decision", Edith Wharton.
  2. Mr. Samuelson rose to his feet, brushed the cigarette ash from his trousers and took up his hat. - "An Amiable Charlatan", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
  3. Dr. Ash supposes, it may even be a part of the mood, and yet not be a part of the verb. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.