A sash is a large and usually colorful ribbon or band of material worn around the body, draping from one shoulder to the opposing hip, or else running around the waist. The sash around the waist may be worn in daily attire, but the sash from shoulder to hip is worn on ceremonial occasions only. Ceremonial sashes are also found in a V-shaped format, draping from both shoulders to the stomach like a large necklace.
A sash is a large and usually colorful ribbon or band of material worn around the body.
Sash may also refer to:
- Fascia (sash), a sash worn by clerics and seminarians with the cassock in the Roman Catholic Church and in the Anglican Church
- Sash window, the framing that holds panes of glass in a glazed window
- Sash!, a German DJ/producer team
- Stand-alone shell, a Unix shell designed for use in recovering from certain types of system failures
- Sash, Texas, a small community in Fannin County
- The Sash, a ballad from Ireland commemorating the victory of King William III in the Williamite war in Ireland in 1690–1691
- Spring Axis Struts and Hibernate (SASH), a combination (stack) of open-source Java components identified by their initials: Spring Framework, Apache Axis, Apache Struts, and Hibernate (Java)
- Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), foundation dedicated to helping those who suffer from sexual addiction; formerly the National Council on Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity
- Single-family Affordable Solar Homes, a California program
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Sash \Sash\, v. t.
To adorn with a sash or scarf.
Sash \Sash\, n. [Pers. shast a sort of girdle.] A scarf or band worn about the waist, over the shoulder, or otherwise; a belt; a girdle, -- worn by women and children as an ornament; also worn as a badge of distinction by military officers, members of societies, etc.
Sash \Sash\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sashed; p. pr. & vb. n. Sashing.] To furnish with a sash or sashes; as, to sash a door or a window.
Sash \Sash\, n. [F. ch[^a]ssis a frame, sash, fr. ch[^a]sse a shrine, reliquary, frame, L. capsa. See Case a box.]
The framing in which the panes of glass are set in a glazed window or door, including the narrow bars between the panes.
In a sawmill, the rectangular frame in which the saw is strained and by which it is carried up and down with a reciprocating motion; -- also called gate.
French sash, a casement swinging on hinges; -- in distinction from a vertical sash sliding up and down.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Etymology 1 n. A decorative length of cloth worn as a broad belt or over the shoulder, often for ceremonial or other formal occasions. vb. (context transitive English) To adorn with a sash or scarf. Etymology 2
n. 1 The opening part of a window usually containing the glass panes, hinged to the jamb, or sliding up and down as in a sash window. 2 (context software graphical user interface English) A draggable vertical or horizontal bar used to adjust the relative sizes of two adjacent windows. 3 In a sawmill, the rectangular frame in which the saw is strained and by which it is carried up and down with a reciprocating motion; the gate.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
strip of cloth, 1590s, originally in reference to Oriental dress, "strip of cloth twisted into a turban," from Arabic shash "muslin cloth." Meaning "strip of cloth worn about the waist or over the shoulder" first recorded 1680s.
framed part of a window, 1680s, sashes, mangled Englishing of French châssis "frame" of a window or door (see chassis). French word taken as a plural and -s trimmed off by 1704. Sash-weight attested from 1737.
Usage examples of "sash".
And at length emerges the little aigrette of silver flowers, the ebony coiffure, the gray silk robe and mauve sash of Mademoiselle Jasmin, my fiancee!
Gold aiguillettes adorned both shoulders, and an electric blue sash slashed across his chest.
I offered the flechette pistol to Alem but he gestured for me to keep it and showed me how to tuck it in one of the multiple sashes of the long, crimson robe.
He already had his hands on the top of the sash, alout to push the window down and cut off the flow of cold air, when he became aware of what had probably awakened him.
The whole relief of the costume was white: white sash, white cuffs turned back, white collar, white rosette and band, white and red bandeau, and the faint glitter of a white shirt.
It was loosely lashed about her waist with a behen, a long woolen sash wrapped above her hips.
No, sir, those boyos were used to desert robes like in the movies and long-curved knives under their belts, not fancy dan sashes around their waists.
The Capataz had a red sash wound many times round his waist, and a heavy silver ring on the forefinger of the hand he raised to give a twist to his moustache.
Comandante Dictator-Designate Franco Milhous Caudillo wore a Ruritanian uniform, quite threadbare but encrusted with medals, tarnished gold braid, sashes, epaulets and crossed bandoliers full of spent cartridge cases.
There were jewelled stars and enamelled crosses worn on sashes of brilliant silk, and all lit by the glittering chandeliers which had been hoisted to the ceiling with their burdens of fine white candles.
Known as the Exon force, after the crucial two percent of human DNA that actually contains genetic information, they sported metallic silver sashes over their crimson uniforms.
He smoothed down the silver sash across his chest, which he had donned in solidarity with his loyal Exon warriors.
The black spy eye, hovering just above the gated doorway all this time, now swooped to the open sash and disappeared into the rain.
She wore a cross sash of blue and green plaid, and a saber girded to her hip.
I squeezed along the bench when my time came, and managed not to catch my sash on the altar rail, but my thoughts were remote as I grasped the beaker of hymnal wine for the first time and Father Francis recited the promises of heaven.