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The definition of Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, when some Christians wear ashes on their forehead as a symbol of penitence.
An example of Ash Wednesday is the seventh Wednesday before Easter.
the first day of Lent and seventh Wednesday before Easter: so named from the practice of putting ashes on the forehead, to be worn as a sign of penitence
The seventh Wednesday before Easter and the first day of Lent, on which many Christians receive a mark of ashes on the forehead as a token of penitence and mortality.