- [U]灰 the soft grey powder that remains after sth has been burnt
- [P]灰烬,废墟 ruins
- [P]骨灰 the remains of a dead body after burning
the residue that remains when something is burned
any of various deciduous pinnate-leaved ornamental or timber trees of the genus Fraxinus
strong elastic wood of any of various ash trees; used for furniture and tool handles and sporting goods such as baseball bats
convert into ashes
- She dusted some ash from her sleeve.
- Wood ash should be forked or dug into the soil.
- I wish he would refrain from scattering his ash all over the carpet.
- The fire reduced the house to a mass of ash.
- There was an ash tree in the forest which was thought to be a monster.
- Marilyn's pitted skin, breasts of carved pumice, volcanic thighs, a face of ash.
- The house was burnt down to ashes.
- Her ashes were spread over the sea.
- burn to ashes 烧成灰,化为乌有
- in dust and ashes 〈宗〉悲切忏悔
The fire, unattended.., had sunk to a handful of warm ashes.出自： E. Waugh
On watering-place islands / our fires of dead wood / sink rapidly to ash.出自： B. Jones
Where the ashes of the Sertorian rebellion were still smouldering.出自： fig.
The triumph suddenly developed the taste of ashes.出自： P. Gallico
- ash的基本意思是“灰”,指物体烧过后所留下的粉末; 也可指某地烧过后成为“灰烬,废墟”; 还可指人死火化后的残留物,即“骨灰”。
- ash往往指“(未散开的一团)灰”，如the ash of a cigar（烟灰）；
- 复数形式ashes也指“灰”，如burn to ashes，lay in ashes(此处的ashes不可改作ash)；
- a few grey ashes的表达方式可以存在。
- ☆ 直接源自古英语的asce；最初源自原始日耳曼语的askon，意为灰。