1. Proper noun.  (surname, topographic) for someone who lived near ash trees.
  2. Proper noun.  (given name, male) transferred from the surname.
  3. Proper noun.   A diminutive of the female given names Ashley and Ashlee.
  4. Noun.  The solid remains of a fire.
  5. Noun.  (chemistry) The nonaqueous remains of a material subjected to any complete oxidation process.
  6. Noun.  Fine particles from a volcano, volcanic ash.
  7. Noun.  (context, in plural) Human (or animal) remains after cremation.
  8. Noun.  (figuratively) What remains after a catastrophe.
  9. Verb.  (context, chemistry) To reduce to a residue of ash. See ''ashing''.
  10. Verb.  To hit the end off of a burning cigar or cigarette.
  11. Verb.  (obsolete, mostly used in the past tense) To cover newly-sown fields of crops with ashes.
  12. Noun.  A shade tree of the genus (spelink, Fraxinus) .
  13. Noun.  The wood of this tree.
  14. Noun.  The traditional name for the ae ligature (æ), as used in Old English.

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