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Definition of ember noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ember

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈembə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈembər//
 
[usually plural]
 
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a piece of wood or coal that is not burning but is still red and hot after a fire has died Only the embers of the bonfire remained. Word Origin Old English ǣmyrge, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German eimuria ‘pyre’, Danish emmer, Swedish mörja ‘embers’. The b was added in English for ease of pronunciation.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ember