Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small, glowing piece of coal or wood, as in a dying fire.
  • n. The smoldering coal or ash of a dying fire.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A glowing piece of coal or wood.
  • n. Smoldering ash.
  • adj. Making a circuit of the year or the seasons; recurring in each quarter of the year, as certain religious days set apart for fasting and prayer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A lighted coal, smoldering amid ashes; -- used chiefly in the plural, to signify mingled coals and ashes; the smoldering remains of a fire.
  • adj. Making a circuit of the year of the seasons; recurring in each quarter of the year.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small live coal, brand of wood, or the like; in the plural, live cinders or ashes; the smouldering remains of a fire.
  • n. Literally, a circuit; a course; specifically, a regular (annual, quarterly, etc.) course; the regular return of a given season: a word now used only in certain compounds, namely, ember-days, -eve, -fast, -tide, -week, and in the derivative embering. See the etymology.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and is glowing or smoldering

Etymologies

Middle English embre, from Old English ǣmerge.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English ymber ("running around, circuit") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Repeat until the spindle tip glows red and an ember is formed.

    Seven Ways To Light a Fire Without a Match

  • The network searches for matches ranging from 'ember' to 'inferno' and lets you decide if you want to find an 'instant spark', 'eternal flame' or just someone you share common interests with.

    iac world news feed

  • Instead all we know is that it is in a month ending "ember".

    Pocket-lint

  • Uploaded: 2009-11-04 zao - "ember" @ the chapel in ft. walton beach, fl - 1998 thanks to everyone who has been digging this footage. just wanted to let you guys know that there is more where this came from, i have an entire show from a few months after this one ... with songs in their entirety. when i find it, i will be sure to post it up here for you guys.

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  • Drag to Playlist zao - "ember" @ the chapel in ft. walton beach, fl - 1998 thanks to everyone who has been digging this footage. just wanted to let you guys know that there is more where this came from, i have an entire show from a few months after this one ... with songs in their entirety. when i find it, i will be sure to post it up here for you guys.

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  • Ember: nine months old today and walking zao - "ember" @ the chapel in ft. walton beach, fl - 1998 thanks to everyone who has been digging this footage. just wanted to let you guys know that there is more where this came from, i have an entire show from a few months after this one ... with songs in their entirety. when i find it, i will be sure to post it up here for you guys.

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  • Chris Claremont and John Byrne raised a rag-tag group of mutants from a burning ember to an all-out firestorm that topped the world of comics.

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  • Tychus took another drag, and the ember glowed like an orange eye.

    Starcraft II: Devils’ Due

  • I searched the sand, looked for the ember but saw nothing.

    Cigarillo

  • The compassion aspect of interacting with a person with disability can be incorporated into religious education, but unfortunately, conventionally religious parents are often the ones who most often drop the ball on this, especially when a "there by the grace of God go I" strain of condescension characterizes their way of relating to a friend or family ember with disability.

    Michele Somerville: It Takes a (Christmas) Village to Raise a Child With Autism

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  • "ember" in Hungarian means: human

    August 1, 2012