|Origin:||Old English asce|
|Origin:||Old English æsc|
1D [uncountable and countable]
the soft grey powder that remains after something has been burned:
The house burnt to ashes.
the ash that remains when a dead person's body is burned:
His ashes were scattered at sea.
3HBP [uncountable and countable]
a tree that is common in Britain and North America, or the wood from this tree