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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.]


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]


(ˈɛm bər)

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"
خاكه‌ زغال‌ نيمسوزشعله


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


nbraise f, charbon m ardent
embers nplbraise f, braises fpl
References in classic literature ?
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.
He had been gazing at the red embers as intently as if his past life were all pictured there, or as if it were a prospect of the future world, when little Alice's voice aroused him.
The most simple manner in which this operation is performed, and I think, the best, consists in placing any number of the freshly plucked fruit, when in a particular state of greenness, among the embers of a fire, in the same way that you would roast a potato.
In my joy I thrust my hand into the live embers, but quickly drew it out again with a cry of pain.
It was red and hot, and now and again it was a little darkened--as it were, the embers of a bonfire smouldering.
When it was very cold, embers from the soldiers' campfire were placed on a bent sheet of iron on the steps in the "reception room"- as Denisov called that part of the hut- and it was then so warm that the officers, of whom there were always some with Denisov and Rostov, sat in their shirt sleeves.
I had probably slept only a few minutes, but my commonplace dream had somehow so strongly impressed me that I was no longer drowsy; and after a little while I rose, pushed the embers of my fire together, and lighting my pipe proceeded in a rather ludicrously methodical way to meditate upon my vision.
In an ice-cavern behind the boat the last red embers of a dying fire flicker from time to time over the figures of two men.
I had no notion of a kiln, such as the potters burn in, or of glazing them with lead, though I had some lead to do it with; but I placed three large pipkins and two or three pots in a pile, one upon another, and placed my firewood all round it, with a great heap of embers under them.
One of the men was heating something in a tin cup over the embers. Two were lying at full length a little distance away, while a fourth was trying to decipher a letter and had drawn close to the light.
On a low stool by the hearthside, the only article of furniture in the place, sat his mother, staring into a fireplace strewn with blackened embers and cold ashes.