What does the word ash mean?

Usage examples for ash

  1. From Ash Wednesday to Easter Monday it was his custom to transact no public or private business. – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  2. Mr. Samuelson rose to his feet, brushed the cigarette ash from his trousers and took up his hat. – An Amiable Charlatan by 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 by Goold Brown