- any residue of combustion; ashes.
- Geology. coarse scoriae erupted by volcanoes.
- slag1 (def. 1).
- a mixture of ashes and slag.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of cinder
OTHER WORDS FROM cindercin·der·y, cin·der·ous, adjectivecin·der·like, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for cinder
I was determined for this to happen, but his mother thwarted my efforts and had him burnt to cinders in the US instead.
I have had broken bricks and cinders put down for them to stand on, and thus lifted them out of the mud.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie|George Brenton Laurie
The cinders fell together with a crumbling sound, and a greyness crept into their glowing depths.With Edged Tools|Henry Seton Merriman
She was indeed browning the coffee with a vengeance; she was burning it black—fairly to cinders.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 1/2|Ida May Hill Starr
British Dictionary definitions for cinder
Derived forms of cindercindery, adjective
Word Origin for cinder
Idioms and Phrases with cinder
see burned to a cinder.