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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ember  \Em"ber\,  n.  [OE.  emmeres  emeres,  AS  ?myrie;  akin  to 
  Icel.  eimyrja  Dan.  emmer,  MHG.  eimere;  cf  Icel.  eimr  vapor, 
  smoke.] 
  A  lighted  coal,  smoldering  amid  ashes;  --  used  chiefly  in  the 
  plural,  to  signify  mingled  coals  and  ashes;  the  smoldering 
  remains  of  a  fire.  ``He  rakes  hot  embers.''  --Dryden. 
 
  He  takes  a  lighted  ember  out  of  the  covered  vessel. 
  --Colebrooke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ember  \Em"ber\,  a.  [OE.  ymber,  AS  ymbren  ymbryne  prop., 
  running  around  circuit;  ymbe  around  +  ryne  a  running,  fr 
  rinnan  to  run.  See  {Amb-},  and  {Run}.] 
  Making  a  circuit  of  the  year  of  the  seasons;  recurring  in 
  each  quarter  of  the  year;  as  ember  fasts. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ember 
  n  :  a  hot  glowing  or  smouldering  fragment  of  wood  or  coal  left 
  from  a  fire  [syn:  {coal}] 




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