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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 ?
The skies they were ashen and sober; The leaves they were crisped and sere -- The leaves they were withering and sere; It was night in the lonesome October Of my most immemorial year: It was hard by the dim lake of Auber, In the misty mid region of Weir: -- It was down by the dank tarn of Auber, In the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir.
A PEACOCK spreading its gorgeous tail mocked a Crane that passed by, ridiculing the ashen hue of its plumage and saying, "I am robed, like a king, in gold and purple and all the colors of the rainbow; while you have not a bit of color on your wings." "True," replied the Crane; "but I soar to the heights of heaven and lift up my voice to the stars, while you walk below, like a cock, among the birds of the dunghill."
A hundred years like water glide, Riches and rank are ashen cold, Daily the dream of peace recedes: By whom shall Sorrow be consoled?
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.
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.
Ghek saw the warrior pause and gaze in sudden astonishment at the rykor; he saw the fellow's eyes go wide and an ashen hue replace the copper bronze of his cheek.
Its face was of the ashen hue of a fresh corpse, while the white hair and pink eyes denoted the absence of pigment; a characteristic of albinos.
Nicholson, speaking precisely, but with ashen lips, 'I do this for my family, not for that unhappy young man.
"Come," said Silver, struggling with his ashen lips to get the word out; "this won't do.
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.
Hector came close up and let drive with his great sword at the ashen spear of Ajax.
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.