Gary vs. Ash - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Ash

    Ash or ashes are the solid remains of fires. Specifically, it refers to all non-aqueous, non-gaseous residues that remain after something is burned. In analytical chemistry, in order to analyse the mineral and metal content of chemical samples, ash is the non-gaseous, non-liquid residue after a complete combustion. Ashes as the end product of incomplete combustion will be mostly mineral, but usually still contain an amount of combustible organic or other oxidizable residues. The best-known type of ash is wood ash, as a product of wood combustion in campfires, fireplaces, etc. The darker the wood ashes, the higher the content of remaining charcoal will be due to incomplete combustion. Like soap, ash is also a disinfecting agent (alkaline). The World Health Organization recommends ash or sand as alternative to soap when it's not available.

Wiktionary

  • Ash (noun)

    The solid remains of a fire.

    "The audience was more captivated by the growing ash at the end of his cigarette than by his words."

    "Ash from a fireplace can restore minerals to your garden's soil."

    "Ashes from the fire floated over the street."

    "Ash from the fire floated over the street."

  • Ash (noun)

    The nonaqueous remains of a material subjected to any complete oxidation process.

  • Ash (noun)

    Fine particles from a volcano, volcanic ash.

  • Ash (noun)

    Human (or animal) remains after cremation.

    "The urn containing his ashes was eventually removed to a closet."

  • Ash (noun)

    What remains after a catastrophe.

  • Ash (noun)

    A gray colour, like that of ash.

    "color panel|B2BEB5"

  • Ash (noun)

    A shade tree of the genus Fraxinus.

    "The ash trees are dying off due to emerald ash borer."

    "The woods planted in ash will see a different mix of species."

  • Ash (noun)

    The wood of this tree.

  • Ash (noun)

    The traditional name for the ae ligature (æ), as used in Old English.

  • Ash (verb)

    To reduce to a residue of ash. See ashing.

  • Ash (verb)

    To hit the end off of a burning cigar or cigarette.

  • Ash (verb)

    To cover newly-sown fields of crops with ashes.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Ash (noun)

    the powdery residue left after the burning of a substance

    "I turned over the ashes"

    "cigarette ash"

  • Ash (noun)

    the remains of a human body after cremation or burning

    "his ashes were scattered on the waters of the Ganges River"

  • Ash (noun)

    the mineral component of an organic substance, as assessed from the residue left after burning

    "coal contains higher levels of ash than premium fuels"

  • Ash (noun)

    a trophy for the winner of a series of Test matches in a cricket season between England and Australia.

  • Ash (noun)

    a tree with compound leaves, winged fruits, and hard pale timber, widely distributed throughout north temperate regions.

  • Ash (noun)

    the hard pale wood of the ash tree.

  • Ash (noun)

    used in names of trees unrelated to the ash but with similar leaves, e.g. mountain ash.

  • Ash (noun)

    an Old English runic letter, ᚫ, a vowel intermediate between a and e. It is represented in the Roman alphabet by the symbol æ or Æ.

Webster Dictionary

  • Ash (noun)

    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 (Fraxinus Americana).

  • Ash (noun)

    The tough, elastic wood of the ash tree.

  • Ash (noun)

    sing. of Ashes.

  • Ash

    To strew or sprinkle with ashes.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Gary (noun)

    a city in northwest Indiana on Lake Michigan; steel production

  • Ash (noun)

    the residue that remains when something is burned

  • Ash (noun)

    any of various deciduous pinnate-leaved ornamental or timber trees of the genus Fraxinus

  • Ash (noun)

    strong elastic wood of any of various ash trees; used for furniture and tool handles and sporting goods such as baseball bats

  • Ash (verb)

    convert into ashes

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