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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Ach \Ach\, Ache \Ache\, n. [F. ache, L. apium parsley.] A name given to several species of plants; as, smallage, wild celery, parsley. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

aspirated form of ah; in English often used to represent German or Celtic speech.


n. (context military US English) {{initialism of|(w: Advanced Combat Helmet)|lang=en}} n. (context banking US English) {{initialism of|(w: Automated Clearing House)|lang=en}}, an electronic banking network often used for direct deposit and electronic bill payment.


ACH may refer to:

In American banking:

  • Automated Clearing House, an electronic banking network often used for direct deposit and electronic bill payment

A business or organization:

  • Aluminum Corporation of China Limited
  • ACH Food Companies, Inc., American subsidiary of Associated British Foods
  • Automotive Components Holdings, LLC, a Ford-managed temporary company mandated to dispose of unprofitable operations of Visteon, its former parts division
  • Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • AC Horsens, a Danish football club
  • American College of Heraldry, an American heraldic organization
  • Accion contra el Hambre, an NGO, part of the Action Against Hunger International Network
  • Association for Computers and the Humanities
  • Allan Cup Hockey, a Canadian senior ice hockey league

In biology, chemistry, and medicine:

  • Acetylcholine (ACh), a neurotransmitter
  • Adrenocortical hormone
  • Achondroplasia, a genetic disorder that is a common cause of dwarfism
  • Aluminium chlorohydrate, an aluminium inorganic polymer used as a flocculant for water purification
  • Acetone cyanohydrin, a highly toxic organic compound

In transportation:

  • Achnashellach railway station the National Railway code in the United Kingdom
  • St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport, Switzerland, IATA airport code
  • Adelaide-Crafers Highway
  • Angeles Crest Highway

In linguistics:

  • Acholi language (ach), ISO 639 code

In investigation:

  • Analysis of Competing Hypotheses, an investigation methodology

In the United States military:

  • Advanced Combat Helmet, worn by army soldiers

In heating, ventilation, and air conditioning:

  • Air changes per hour, a unit in ventilation

In sports:

  • ACH (wrestler), American professional wrestler Albert C. Hardie, Jr.

Ach may refer to:

  • Ach, Iran, a village in Qazvin Province
  • Bregenzer Ach, a tributary of Lake Constance
  • Dornbirner Ach, a tributary of Lake Constance
  • Friedberger Ach, a tributary of the Lech
  • Ach (Ammer), a tributary of the Ammer

Category:Three-letter disambiguation pages

Ach (Blau)

The Aach is a river in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Ach (Ammer)

The Ach is a tributary of the Ammer river in Bavaria, Germany. It is the main river flowing through the Staffelsee.

ACH (wrestler)

Albert C. Hardie Jr. (born December 7, 1987), is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name ACH. He is currently signed to Ring of Honor (ROH) and has also worked for promotions such as All American Wrestling (AAW), Chikara, Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), Dragon Gate USA (DGUSA) and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG).

Usage examples of "ach".

Het was een moeilijke taak, al kon zij nog zoo goed praten, en het was misschien tot het ongeluk van haar Georges, dat zij zoo pleitte, maar ach, de jongen was zoo verliefd, en misschien had hij het toch wel aan het rechte eind!

He had been with Mwynwen frequently, either in his own chambers or her house, resting and leaching out of his body the subliminal aches and slight sickness that extended exposure to iron caused .

Still, her heart ached a little at the thought of that innocent victim.

Pasgen would read in her words how much her arms ached to curve around a small, warm body, to hold a child that wriggled and laughed and cuddled against her for comfort.

Another moment she could see, as if through a dirtied window, some place she knew, but had lost, and her old bones ached with wanting to be there.

Nay, he decided, forcing himself to ignore the pulsing hardness between his thighs and the churning of his blood which ached for the satisfaction that only her body could provide.

Of a sudden, he ached to consummate this marriage with his wedded wife.

And the reason why he hesitated to do that which his body ached for-Steven of Gravely.

With the heel of his palm on the underside, he flicked a callused thumb back and forth across the pebbled tip until her breast felt heavy and ached for some fulfillment she could not understand.

A raw and overwhelming grief flooded her, and her throat ached with defeat.

She ached for the return of her husband, for the love she had apparently lost.

She ached to be outside in the fresh air, to be dressed in her oldest jeans, turning over spades full of soft loamy earth, feeling the excitement and pleasure of siting the bulbs, of allowing her imagination to paint for her the colourful picture they would make in the spring, in their uniform beds set among lawn pathways and bordered by a long deep border of old-fashioned perennial plants.

She had ached to point out that the shockingly expensive hairdresser who cut it once monthly and the even more horrendously expensive lightening procedure which involved a trip to London every month could hardly be described as natural, but what was the point?

She was always so self-contained, so immaculate, so perfectly poised and turned out that his need to see her with her mouth swollen after love, her hair tangled by his fingers, her eyes languorous and heavy, her breathing quickened, sharp and desirous, was sometimes so great that he ached to reach out and take hold of her.

She ached for him to move away from her, panic surging over her as he pressed the cloth to her damp jeans.