ember

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

em·ber

noun \ˈem-bər\

: a glowing piece of coal or wood from a fire

Full Definition of EMBER

1
:  a glowing fragment (as of coal) from a fire; especially :  one smoldering in ashes
2
plural :  the smoldering remains of a fire
3
plural :  slowly dying or fading emotions, memories, ideas, or responses still capable of being revived <the embers of his past>

Origin of EMBER

Middle English eymere, from Old Norse eimyrja; akin to Old English ǣmerge ashes, Latin urere to burn
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with EMBER

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: ember day
Previous Word in the Dictionary: embellishment
All Words Near: ember

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up ember? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).