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ash1 the soft gray powder that is left after something has been burned.
ash2 a tree that is related to the olive tree. It has seeds that look like wings and leaves of more than one part. [2 definitions]
ashamed feeling shame or guilt for doing something wrong or foolish. [3 definitions]
ashore to or onto the shore. [2 definitions]
Asia the largest continent. Asia is surrounded by the Pacific, Indian, and Arctic Oceans, the Red Sea, and eastern Europe. It is in the Eastern Hemisphere.
Asian of or having to do with Asia, or its people or languages. [2 definitions]
Asian American of or having to do with American people of Asian origin, or their history or culture. [2 definitions]
aside on or toward the side. [3 definitions]
aside from except for; besides.
as if how it would be if.
ask to put a question to. [5 definitions]
askew not straight; crooked. [2 definitions]
asleep sleeping. [3 definitions]
as of beginning on; from.
asparagus a plant related to the lily, whose young shoots are cooked and eaten as a vegetable. The shoots are shaped like spears with scaly leaves at the tip.
ASPCA abbreviation of "American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals," a national organization whose purpose is to take care of lost or stray dogs, cats, and other small animals. This organization tries to find people to adopt these animals as pets.
aspect a part or element. [4 definitions]
aspen a kind of poplar tree with leaves that shake in the slightest breeze.
asphalt a sticky black substance like tar. Asphalt is found naturally or obtained when oil is refined. It is used for making roads and roofs and for making things waterproof. [2 definitions]
aspiration a goal, aim, or ambition.
aspire to want strongly; have as an aim (usually followed by to or after).