noun cin·der \ˈsin-dər\

: a very small piece of burned material (such as wood or coal)

Full Definition of CINDER

:  the slag from a metal furnace :  dross
a plural :  ashes
b :  a fragment of ash
a :  a partly burned combustible in which fire is extinct
b :  a hot coal without flame
c :  a partly burned coal capable of further burning without flame
:  a fragment of lava from an erupting volcano
cin·dery \-d(ə-)rē\ adjective

Examples of CINDER

  1. Cinders from the campfire floated through the air.

Origin of CINDER

Middle English sinder, from Old English; akin to Old High German sintar dross, slag, Serbian & Croatian sedra calcium carbonate
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with CINDER


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