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Ashes meaning

Ashes - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The earthy or mineral particles of combustible substances remaining after combustion, as of wood or coal.
  2. 2. The color of ashes; deathlike paleness.
  3. 3. Specifically: The remains of the human body when burnt, or when returned to dust by natural decay.
  4. 4. The remains of what is burned; the remains of a dead body.

Ashes - examples of usage

  1. When he lifted his face it was drawn and the color of ashes; his eyes were full of horror. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. He covered his face and turned, walking away through the ashes into the dark. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. She convinced herself that she was stirring among ashes. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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