ashen


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ash·en 1

 (ăsh′ən)
adj.
1. Consisting of ashes.
2. Resembling ashes, especially in color; very pale: A face ashen with grief.

ash·en 2

 (ăsh′ən)
adj.
Of, relating to, or made from the wood of the ash tree.

ashen

(ˈæʃən)
adj
1. drained of colour; pallid
2. consisting of or resembling ashes
3. (Colours) of a pale greyish colour

ashen

(ˈæʃən)
adj
1. (Plants) of, relating to, or made from the ash tree or its timber
2. (Forestry) of, relating to, or made from the ash tree or its timber

ash•en1

(ˈæʃ ən)

adj.
1. ash-colored; gray.
2. extremely pale; pallid; pasty: ashen cheeks.
3. consisting of ashes.
[1350–1400]

ash•en2

(ˈæʃ ən)

adj.
1. pertaining to the ash tree or its timber.
2. made of wood from the ash tree.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ashen - anemic looking from illness or emotionashen - anemic looking from illness or emotion; "a face turned ashen"; "the invalid's blanched cheeks"; "tried to speak with bloodless lips"; "a face livid with shock"; "lips...livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley; "lips white with terror"; "a face white with rage"
colorless, colourless - weak in color; not colorful
2.ashen - made of wood of the ash treeashen - made of wood of the ash tree  
woody - made of or containing or resembling wood; "woody plants"; "perennial herbs with woody stems"; "a woody taste"

ashen

ashen

adjective
Translations
شاحِب
bledý
hamuszürke
náfölur
popolavý
kül rengirengi uçmuş

ashen

[ˈæʃn] ADJ
1. (= greyish) → ceniciento
2. (= pale) → pálido
3. (= ashwood) → de fresno

ashen

[ˈæʃən] adj (= pale) [face] → cendreux/euse, blême; [hair] → tirant sur le grisashen-faced [ˌæʃənˈfeɪst] adjblême

ashen

adj colouraschgrau, aschfarben; faceaschfahl (geh), → kreidebleich

ashen

[ˈæʃn] adjcinereo/a; (pale) → livido/a

ash

(ӕʃ) noun
the dust etc that remains after anything is burnt. cigarette ash; the ashes of the bonfire.
ˈashen adjective
(of someone's face etc) very pale with shock etc.
ˈashes noun plural
the remains of a human body after cremation. Her ashes were scattered at sea.
ˈashtray noun
a dish or other container for cigarette ash.
References in classic literature ?
Then, Uncas, do you drive in the front; when they come within range of our pieces, we will give them a blow that, I pledge the good name of an old frontiersman, shall make their line bend like an ashen bow.
Spear, his head hanging, with lips white and cheeks ashen, and his eyes heavy with shame.
A moment ago her face had been ashen gray, now it was scarlet.
Tom turned his ashen face imploring toward the speaker, made some impotent movements with his white lips, then slid limp and lifeless to the floor.
Come," said Silver, struggling with his ashen lips to get the word out; "this won't do.
Nicholson, speaking precisely, but with ashen lips, 'I do this for my family, not for that unhappy young man.
He raised his hand and pointed to the bed, and his iron face was drawn and ashen white.
In one place we blundered upon a scorched and blackened area, now cooling and ashen, and a number of scattered dead bodies of men, burned horribly about the heads and trunks but with their legs and boots mostly intact; and of dead horses, fifty feet, perhaps, behind a line of four ripped guns and smashed gun carriages.
A hundred years like water glide, Riches and rank are ashen cold, Daily the dream of peace recedes: By whom shall Sorrow be consoled?
Many made at me with their ashen spears and tried to kill me in their fury, but the king protected me, for he feared the wrath of Jove the protector of strangers, who punishes those who do evil.
The sunshine came through the window, between the heavy festoons of two faded damask curtains, and fell directly across this vase; so that a mild splendor was reflected from it on the ashen visages of the five old people who sat around.
He assumed, instantly, therefore, a belligerent tone; ordered the squaws to lead the horses to a small grove of ashen trees, and unload and tie them; and caused a great bustle to be made by his scanty handful; the leaders riding hither and thither, and vociferating with all their might, as if a numerous force was getting under way for an attack.