What does ashen mean?

ashen meaning in General Dictionary

obs pl for Ashes

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  • Consisting of or resembling ashes of a color between brown and gray or white and gray
  • Of or with respect to the ash tree
  • manufactured from lumber regarding the ash tree
  • anemic searching from illness or feeling
  • Of or regarding the ash tree.
  • Consisting of, or resembling, ashes; of a color between brown and gray, or white and gray.
  • obs. pl. for Ashes.

ashen meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"made of ash wood," c.1300; see ash (n.2) + -en (2); meaning "ash-colored, whitish-gray, lethal pale" is 1808, from ash (n.1).


ashen meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of or pertaining to the ash tree.

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  • (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, ashes; of a color between brown and grey, or white and grey.
  • (n.) obs. pl. for Ashes.

Sentence Examples with the word ashen

She twisted to see the Grey God, whose ashen face and dulled eyes were trained on the still body beside her.

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