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noun em·ber \ˈem-bər\

Definition of ember

  1. 1 :  a glowing fragment (as of coal) from a fire; especially :  one smoldering in ashes

  2. 2 plural :  the smoldering remains of a fire

  3. 3 plural :  slowly dying or fading emotions, memories, ideas, or responses still capable of being revived <the embers of his past>

Origin and Etymology of ember

Middle English eymere, from Old Norse eimyrja; akin to Old English ǣmerge ashes, Latin urere to burn


First Known Use: 14th century


EMBER Defined for English Language Learners

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noun em·ber \ˈem-bər\

Definition of ember for English Language Learners

  • : a glowing piece of coal or wood from a fire


EMBER Defined for Kids

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noun em·ber \ˈem-bər\

Definition of ember for Students

  1. :  a glowing piece of coal or wood in the ashes from a fire


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