- 1 (often plural) the city lay in ashesla ciudad había quedado reducida a cenizasthe building was reduced o burned to ashes by the fireel edificio quedó reducido a cenizas en el incendioto rise from the ashes [literary]renacer de las cenizas [literary]ashes to ashes, dust to dustpolvo eres y en polvo te convertirásExample sentences
- He looked over at her, raising his eyebrow, tapping his cigarette and sending burning ashes into the air.
- Rubbing cigarette ashes, powdered pumice, or a piece of walnut into spots may also help remove them.
- The three African generals sat around a table, tipping cigarette ash into a marble tray and tutting about the revolution going on outside.
- 2also: ashes plural(cremated remains)cenizas (feminine plural)Example sentences
- Two months after the Staff of Energy was destroyed, Will's body was burned into ashes and thrown into the Atlantic Ocean.
- A funeral director later identified the substance as human ashes.
- He is part of the team investigating what is happening to the growing volume of human ashes now removed from crematoria.
- 1 countableash (tree)Example sentences
- The woods most often used for balsamic include chestnut, ash tree, cherry, mulberry, juniper and oak.
- The hazelnut tree is associated with fertility while the ash tree carries with it the notion of barrenness.
- A tall ash tree stood out from the rest of the trees that lined the crumbling brick wall, letters carved deeply into the trunk.
- 2 uncountable (wood)Example sentences
- All products are made of three types of wood: ash from the US, beech from Germany and sapele from Africa.
- Look for wooden handles made out of ash or hickory wood.
- Using thorn, apple and pear woods for heads and ash for the shafts, Philip mastered his craft, revolutionising play with shapes that, literally, broke the mould.