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Meaning of EMBER

Pronunciation:  'embur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a hot glowing or smouldering fragment of wood or coal left from a fire

EMBER is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: coal
 See Also: fragment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Em"ber\, n. [OE. emmeres, emeres, AS. ?myrie; akin to
    Icel. eimyrja, Dan. emmer, MHG. eimere; cf. Icel. eimr vapor,
    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.
  2. \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.
    {Ember days} (R. C. & Eng. Ch.), days set apart for fasting
       and prayer in each of the four seasons of the year. The
       Council of Placentia [A. D. 1095] appointed for ember days
       the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the first Sunday
       in Lent, Whitsuntide, the 14th of September, and the 13th
       of December. The weeks in which these days fall are called
       ember weeks.
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