- a small live piece of coal, wood, etc., as in a dying fire.
- embers, the smoldering remains of a fire.
Origin of ember
Examples from the Web for ember
Fire was actually carried in hollowed out branches in which an ember was placed.The Truth About Genesis
September 18, 2009
He glows, but dimly, like an ember, with a red and smouldering heat.The Masque of the Elements
"In the corner where you put us," Coal and Ember growled with one voice.The Cat in Grandfather's House
Carl Henry Grabo
Prince Ember sprang to his feet, his eyes kindling with eagerness.
“I will not forget your warning,” Prince Ember promised him.
Prince Ember, seeing her silent, guessed nothing of her thoughts.
- a glowing or smouldering piece of coal or wood, as in a dying fire
- the fading remains of a past emotionthe embers of his love
Word Origin and History for ember
Old English æmerge "ember," merged with or influenced by Old Norse eimyrja, both from Proto-Germanic *aim-uzjon- "ashes" (cf. Middle Low German emere, Old High German eimuria, German Ammern); a compound from *aima- "ashes" (from PIE root *ai- "to burn;" see edifice) + *uzjo- "to burn" (from PIE root *eus- "to burn;" cf. Latin urere "to burn, singe"). The -b- is intrusive.