What does Ashes mean?

Ashes meaning in General Dictionary

The earthy or mineral particles of combustible substances staying after burning at the time of wood or coal

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  • The earthy or mineral particles of combustible substances continuing to be after combustion, as of wood or coal.
  • especially: The remains regarding the human anatomy when burnt, or whenever "returned to dirt" by normal decay.
  • The color of ashes; deathlike paleness.

Ashes meaning in General Dictionary

(n. pl.) The natural or mineral particles of combustible substances staying after combustion, at the time of wood or coal.

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  • (n. pl.) especially: The stays of this human anatomy when burnt, or when "returned to dust" by normal decay.
  • (n. pl.) Along with of ashes; deathlike paleness.

Sentence Examples with the word Ashes

The ceremonial of the ashes was not proscribed in England at the Reformation; it was indeed enjoined by a proclamation of Henry VIII.

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