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cin·der

 (sĭn′dər)
n.
1.
a. A small piece of burned or partly burned substance, such as coal, that is not reduced to ashes but is incapable of further combustion.
b. A piece of charred substance that can burn further but without flame.
2. cinders Ashes.
3. cinders Geology See scoria.
4. Metallurgy See scoria.
5. Slag from a metal furnace.
tr.v. cin·dered, cin·der·ing, cin·ders
To burn or reduce to cinders.

[Alteration (influenced by Old French cendre, ashes) of Middle English sinder, from Old English, slag, dross.]

cin′der·y adj.

cinder

(ˈsɪndə)
n
1. a piece of incombustible material left after the combustion of coal, coke, etc; clinker
2. a piece of charred material that burns without flames; ember
3. (Metallurgy) Also called: sinter any solid waste from smelting or refining
4. (Geological Science) (plural) fragments of volcanic lava; scoriae
vb
(tr) rare to burn to cinders
[Old English sinder; related to Old Norse sindr, Old High German sintar, Old Slavonic sedra stalactite]
ˈcindery adj

cin•der

(ˈsɪn dər)

n.
1. a partially or mostly burned piece of coal, wood, etc.
2. cinders,
a. any residue of combustion; ashes.
b. coarse volcanic ejecta; scoria.
3. a live, flameless coal; ember.
4. a mixture of ashes and slag.
v.t.
5. to spread cinders on.
6. Archaic. to reduce to cinders.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English sinder slag, c. Middle Low German sinder, Old High German sintar, Old Norse sindr; c- (for s-) < French cendre ashes]
cin′der•y, cin′der•ous, adj.
cin′der•like`, adj.

cinder


Past participle: cindered
Gerund: cindering

Imperative
cinder
cinder
Present
I cinder
you cinder
he/she/it cinders
we cinder
you cinder
they cinder
Preterite
I cindered
you cindered
he/she/it cindered
we cindered
you cindered
they cindered
Present Continuous
I am cindering
you are cindering
he/she/it is cindering
we are cindering
you are cindering
they are cindering
Present Perfect
I have cindered
you have cindered
he/she/it has cindered
we have cindered
you have cindered
they have cindered
Past Continuous
I was cindering
you were cindering
he/she/it was cindering
we were cindering
you were cindering
they were cindering
Past Perfect
I had cindered
you had cindered
he/she/it had cindered
we had cindered
you had cindered
they had cindered
Future
I will cinder
you will cinder
he/she/it will cinder
we will cinder
you will cinder
they will cinder
Future Perfect
I will have cindered
you will have cindered
he/she/it will have cindered
we will have cindered
you will have cindered
they will have cindered
Future Continuous
I will be cindering
you will be cindering
he/she/it will be cindering
we will be cindering
you will be cindering
they will be cindering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cindering
you have been cindering
he/she/it has been cindering
we have been cindering
you have been cindering
they have been cindering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cindering
you will have been cindering
he/she/it will have been cindering
we will have been cindering
you will have been cindering
they will have been cindering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cindering
you had been cindering
he/she/it had been cindering
we had been cindering
you had been cindering
they had been cindering
Conditional
I would cinder
you would cinder
he/she/it would cinder
we would cinder
you would cinder
they would cinder
Past Conditional
I would have cindered
you would have cindered
he/she/it would have cindered
we would have cindered
you would have cindered
they would have cindered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cinder - a fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or coal or charcoal fire
fragment - a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock"
Translations
بَقايا فَحْم
uhlík
aske
kekälekuona
salak
útbrunninn kola/viîarmoli
išdagoskinasšlakas
izdedži
kısmen veya tamamen yanmış odun/kömürmarsık

cinder

[ˈsɪndəʳ]
A. N
1. (= ember) → carbonilla f
to be burned to a cinder [food etc] → quedar carbonizado
2. cinders (= ashes) → cenizas fpl
B. CPD cinder block N (US) → ladrillo m de cenizas
cinder track N (Sport) → pista f de ceniza

cinder

n cinders plAsche f; (lumpy) → Schlacke f; (still burning) → glühendes Kohlestück; burnt to a cinder (Brit fig) → verkohlt

cinder

[ˈsɪndəʳ] ncenere f, brace f
burned to a cinder (fig) (food) → carbonizzato/a

cinder

(ˈsində) noun
a piece of burnt coal, wood etc. the cinders in the fireplace.
cine-camera (ˈsinikӕmərə) noun
a camera for taking moving pictures.
cinema (ˈsinəmə) noun
a building in which films are shown. He enjoys going to the cinema but he prefers the theatre.
References in classic literature ?
Mason, shivering as some one chanced to open the door, asked for more coal to be put on the fire, which had burnt out its flame, though its mass of cinder still shone hot and red.
The King screamed aloud in agony, and when his wife, the Snow-daughter, who had taken refuge from her brother in the next room, hurried to him, the King lay dead on the ground burnt to a cinder.
Because of the fact that a cable's inevitable enemy is moisture, each cable is wound on an immense spool and rolled into an oven until it is as dry as a cinder.
Athos took the letter from the hands of D'Artagnan, approached the lamp, set fire to the paper, and did not let go till it was reduced to a cinder.
You may imagine, if you can, how Queen Metanira shrieked, thinking nothing less than that her dear child would be burned to a cinder.
Adam would sometimes get up and tread backwards and forwards along the short space from wall to wall; then he would sit down and hide his face, and no sound would be heard but the ticking of the watch on the table, or the falling of a cinder from the fire which the schoolmaster carefully tended.
It's bad enough, I'll say," rapped out the spare, angular woman, "to have everybody talking about the way Martin has ditched his son, without having the boy scattered to bits, or burned to a cinder.
You have erred, perhaps," he observed, taking up a glowing cinder with the tongs and lighting with it the long cherry-wood pipe which was wont to replace his clay when he was in a disputatious rather than a meditative mood--"you have erred perhaps in attempting to put colour and life into each of your statements instead of confining yourself to the task of placing upon record that severe reasoning from cause to effect which is really the only notable feature about the thing.
those still more hideous nights when we sit by another in pain, when the low fire startles us every now and then with a falling cinder, and the tick of the clock seems a hammer beating out the life that we are watching.
Here is a small burnt patch of flooring; here is the tinder from a little bundle of burnt paper, but not so light as usual, seeming to be steeped in something; and here is--is it the cinder of a small charred and broken log of wood sprinkled with white ashes, or is it coal?
It's like some one bringing you a glass of water, or taking a cinder out of your eye.
He was a cinder, a bit of a clinker of a man, a little animated clinker, not yet quite cold, that moved stiffly and by starts and jerks like an automaton.