Definition of Ember

1. Noun. A hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and is glowing or smoldering.

Exact synonyms: Coal
Generic synonyms: Fragment
Derivative terms: Coal



Definition of Ember

1. n. A lighted coal, smoldering amid ashes; -- used chiefly in the plural, to signify mingled coals and ashes; the smoldering remains of a fire.

2. a. Making a circuit of the year of the seasons; recurring in each quarter of the year; as, ember fasts.

Definition of Ember

1. Noun. A glowing piece of coal or wood. ¹

2. Noun. Smoldering ash. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ember

1. a glowing fragment from a fire [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ember

1. Making a circuit of the year of the seasons; recurring in each quarter of the year; as, ember fasts. Ember days, 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. Origin: OE. Ymber, AS. Ymbren, ymbryne, prop, running around, circuit; ymbe around + ryne a running, fr. Rinnan to run. See Amb-, and Run. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Ember

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1. A Companion for the Festivals and Fasts of the Protestant Episcopal Church by John Henry Hobart, Robert Nelson (1851)
"Q. WHAT are the ember days ? A. The ember days are certain days set ... ember weeks may, therefore, signify the periodical times for appointing ministers. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Comprising the History, Institutions by William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1875)
"The particular days on which it was incumbent to fast at the ember seasons according to the Roman rule were Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday; thus Leo (Serm. ..."

3. Pennsylvania Archives by Pennsylvania Dept. of public instruction, Pennsylvania State library, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State Library (1880)
"ember 9, Samuel Lea and Laetitia Brown, ember 16, John Chareau and Catharina Schmied. ember 16, Anthony Duart (soldier) and Sarah Cameron, ember 16, ..."

4. Councils and ecclesiastical documents relating to Great Britain and Ireland by William Stubbs, David Wilkins (1871)
"That Gregory did give the English a rule for XXXII. in an Appendix to the Acts of the observance of the ember Days was be- dined to doubt the authorship of ..."

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