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em·ber

 (ĕm′bər)
n.
1. A small, glowing piece of coal or wood, as in a dying fire.
2. embers The smoldering coal or ash of a dying fire.

[Middle English embre, from Old English ǣmerge.]

ember

(ˈɛmbə)
n
1. a glowing or smouldering piece of coal or wood, as in a dying fire
2. the fading remains of a past emotion: the embers of his love.
[Old English ǣmyrge; related to Old Norse eimyrja ember, eimr smoke, Old High German eimuria ember]

em•ber

(ˈɛm bər)

n.
1. a small live piece of coal, wood, etc., as in a dying fire.
2. embers, the smoldering remains of a fire.
[before 1000; Middle English eemer, emeri, Old English ǣmerge, ǣmyrge]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ember - a hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and is glowing or smolderingember - a hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and is glowing or smoldering
fragment - a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock"
Translations
brasa
خاكه‌ زغال‌ نيمسوزشعله
hiilloskekäle

ember

[ˈembəʳ] Nbrasa f, ascua f
the dying embersel rescoldo

ember

[ˈɛmbər]
nbraise f, charbon m ardent
embers nplbraise f, braises fpl
References in classic literature ?
Unknown to himself, the luckless Athanase had had an occasion to fling an ember of his own fire upon the pile of brush gathered in the heart of the old maid.
Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December, And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Finally, I suggested that we experiment with it and see what it would do, so Perry built a fire, after placing the powder at a safe distance, and then touched a glow-ing ember to a minute particle of the deadly explosive.
cried Sir Nigel, with his one eye glowing like an ember, "these appear to be two very worthy and debonair gentlemen.
In this vice at least there is something permanent, founded indeed upon nature and not dependent on fantasy, something present in the blood like an ever-burning ember, for ever setting one on fire and, maybe, not to be quickly extinguished, even with years.
She vacantly hummed a fantastic tune as she poked at the wood embers on the hearth and munched a cracker.
Tired of keeping the extremities of his long person so near together, the singer gradually suffered the lower limbs to extend themselves, until one of his misshapen feet actually came in contact with and shoved aside the embers of the fire.
When Legree brought Emmeline to the house, all the smouldering embers of womanly feeling flashed up in the worn heart of Cassy, and she took part with the girl; and a fierce quarrel ensued between her and Legree.
We took and lined her with dough, and set her in the coals, and loaded her up with rag rope, and put on a dough roof, and shut down the lid, and put hot embers on top, and stood off five foot, with the long handle, cool and comfortable, and in fifteen minutes she turned out a pie that was a satisfac- tion to look at.
And now, when weighed down by the pains and aches of old age, when the head inclines to the feet, when the beginning and ending of human existence meet, and helpless infancy and painful old age combine to- gether--at this time, this most needful time, the time for the exercise of that tenderness and affection which children only can exercise towards a declining parent--my poor old grandmother, the devoted mother of twelve children, is left all alone, in yonder little hut, before a few dim embers.
Heathcliff paused and wiped his forehead; his hair clung to it, wet with perspiration; his eyes were fixed on the red embers of the fire, the brows not contracted, but raised next the temples; diminishing the grim aspect of his countenance, but imparting a peculiar look of trouble, and a painful appearance of mental tension towards one absorbing subject.
He sank into the chair, and brooded over the embers, and shed tears.