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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ash  \Ash\  ([a^]sh),  n.  [OE.  asch,  esh,  AS  [ae]sc;  akin  to  OHG. 
  asc,  Sw  &  Dan.  ask  Icel.  askr,  D.  esch,  G.  esche.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  genus  of  trees  of  the  Olive  family,  having 
  opposite  pinnate  leaves,  many  of  the  species  furnishing 
  valuable  timber,  as  the  European  ash  ({Fraxinus 
  excelsior})  and  the  white  ash  ({F.  Americana}). 
 
  {Prickly  ash}  ({Zanthoxylum  Americanum})  and  {Poison  ash} 
  ({Rhus  venenata})  are  shrubs  of  different  families, 
  somewhat  resembling  the  true  ashes  in  their  foliage. 
 
  {Mountain  ash}.  See  {Roman  tree},  and  under  {Mountain}. 
 
  2.  The  tough,  elastic  wood  of  the  ash  tree. 
 
  Note:  Ash  is  used  adjectively,  or  as  the  first  part  of  a 
  compound  term;  as  ash  bud,  ash  wood,  ash  tree,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ash  \Ash\,  n., 
  sing.  of  {Ashes}. 
 
  Note:  Ash  is  rarely  used  in  the  singular  except  in  connection 
  with  chemical  or  geological  products;  as  soda  ash, 
  coal  which  yields  a  red  ash,  etc.,  or  as  a  qualifying 
  or  combining  word  as  ash  bin,  ash  heap,  ash  hole,  ash 
  pan,  ash  pit,  ash-grey,  ash-colored,  pearlash,  potash. 
 
  {Bone  ash},  burnt  powered;  bone  earth. 
 
  {Volcanic  ash}.  See  under  {Ashes}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ash  \Ash\,  v.  t. 
  To  strew  or  sprinkle  with  ashes.  --Howell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ash 
  n  1:  the  residue  that  remains  when  something  is  burned 
  2:  any  of  various  deciduous  pinnate-leaved  ornamental  or  timber 
  trees  of  the  genus  Fraxinus  [syn:  {ash  tree}] 
  3:  strong  elastic  wood  of  any  of  various  ash  trees;  used  for 
  furniture  and  tool  handles  and  sporting  goods  such  as 
  baseball  bats 
  v  :  convert  into  ashes 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Ash,  NC 
  Zip  code(s):  28420 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ash 
 
    A  {Bourne  Shell}  clone  by  Kenneth  Almquist  It  works 
  pretty  well  For  running  scripts,  it  is  sometimes  better  and 
  sometimes  worse  than  {Bash}. 
 
  Ash  runs  under  {386BSD},  {NetBSD},  {FreeBSD},  and  {Linux}. 
 
  {FTP  Linux  version 
  (ftp://ftp.win.tue.nl/pub/linux/ports/ash-linux-0.1.tar.gz)}. 
 
  (1995-07-20) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ash 
  (Heb.  o'ren,  "tremulous"),  mentioned  only  Isa.  44:14  (R.V.,  "fir 
  tree").  It  is  rendered  "pine  tree"  both  in  the  LXX.  and  Vulgate 
  versions.  There  is  a  tree  called  by  the  Arabs  _aran_,  found 
  still  in  the  valleys  of  Arabia  Petraea  whose  leaf  resembles 
  that  of  the  mountain  ash.  This  may  be  the  tree  meant  Our  ash 
  tree  is  not  known  in  Syria. 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ASH 
  Almquist  SHell  (BSD,  Unix,  Shell),  ash" 
 
 




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