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ashamed having feelings of shame, guilt, or embarrassment. [3 definitions]
ashcan a container, usu. of plastic or metal, that holds ashes or refuse.
ashen1 consisting of, reduced to, or resembling ashes. [2 definitions]
ashen2 of or pertaining to the ash tree. [2 definitions]
Ashkenazim Jews, usu. Yiddish-speaking, of eastern and central Europe, or their descendants. (Cf. Sephardim.)
Ashkhabad the capital of Turkmenistan.
ashlar a squared block of stone. [3 definitions]
ashore to or onto the shore. [2 definitions]
ashram the residence, usu. secluded, of a Hindu philosopher or religious teacher to whom followers come for instruction. [2 definitions]
ashtray a container for tobacco ashes.
Ashur in Assyrian mythology, the principal god and god of war and empire.
Ash Wednesday the first day of Lent, on which some Christians put ashes on their foreheads as a sign of penitence.
ashy the color of ashes; ashen. [3 definitions]
Asia a large continent in the Eastern Hemisphere, bounded by the Arctic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, the Red Sea, and eastern Europe.
Asia Minor a large West Asian peninsula between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, on which most of Turkey is located.
Asian of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Asia or its peoples. [2 definitions]
Asian American an American of Asian descent.
Asian-American of or pertaining to Americans of Asian descent or to their history or culture.
Asian flu a virulent strain of the influenza virus that probably spread from Asia; Asian influenza.
Asiatic of or pertaining to Asia or its peoples; Asian.
Asiatic Barred Zone a region including most of Asia from which immigration to the United States was banned as part of the Immigration Act of 1917.