What is another word for ashtray?

Pronunciation: [ˈaʃtɹe͡ɪ] (IPA)

An ashtray is a small dish-like container used for holding cigarette ash and cigarette butts. It's a relatively common item found in homes, offices, and public places. However, there are several synonyms for this word, including ash bowl, cigarette receptacle, smoking accessory, butt bucket, and ash repository. These synonyms can add some variety to your vocabulary while describing the same object. Additionally, the use of synonyms can help prevent redundancy in writing, making it more interesting and engaging. So, next time you need to describe an ashtray, consider using one of these alternatives.

Synonyms for Ashtray:

What are the hypernyms for Ashtray?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Ashtray?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for ashtray (as nouns)

Usage examples for Ashtray

There was an ashtray in front of him, and a thin curl of smoke rose from a cigar in it, and coffee steamed in an ornate but battered silver cup beside it.
"Space Viking"
Henry Beam Piper
Two or three times in the afternoon a bell rings; whereupon he deposits the cigar in an ashtray with great particularity, taking care not to break the ash, and proceeds to an upstairs room, flanked with two passages.
"Eugenics and Other Evils"
G. K. Chesterton
The appearance of the servant caused the four friends to draw as many chairs about a small cherry wood table, supplied with the usual complement of bell, match-box and ashtray, and as the servant put the familiar question-"What is the order, sir?"
"With Edge Tools"
Hobart Chatfield-Taylor

Famous quotes with Ashtray

  • I think an ashtray is the most fantastically real thing.
    Damien Hirst
  • In an artwork you're always looking for artistic decisions, so an ashtray is perfect. An ashtray has got life and death.
    Damien Hirst
  • I even smoke in bed. Imagine smoking a cigar in bed, reading a book. Next to your bed, there's a cigar table with a special cigar ashtray, and your wife is reading a book on how to save the environment.
    Raul Julia
  • Listening to a news broadcast is like smoking a cigarette and crushing the butt in the ashtray.
    Milan Kundera
  • Time, the greatest enemy of man, is an addict who smokes the cigarette of life and uses God's soil as an ashtray.
    Mehmet Murat ildan

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