- 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)
Origin of cinder
Related formscin·der·y, cin·der·ous, adjectivecin·der·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for cinders
I was determined for this to happen, but his mother thwarted my efforts and had him burnt to cinders in the US instead.
Then, tons of cinders had been dumped into the Cinder Pond and into the lake, on either side of the wharf; filling in the corners.The Cinder Pond|Carroll Watson Rankin
The horses pounded the hollow earth; the logs broke and fell upon the cinders; one of the men talked in his sleep.On Canada's Frontier|Julian Ralph
I was nearly buried under the cinders, but Brodsky ran for some men, who dug me out.The Iron Boys in the Steel Mills|James R. Mears
British Dictionary definitions for cinders
Derived Formscindery, adjective
Word Origin for cinder
Idioms and Phrases with cinders
see burned to a cinder.