cinder

[s_ˈɪ_n_d_ə], [sˈɪndə], [sˈɪndə]

Definitions of cinder:

  1.   Cindery. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Refuse of burnt coal. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   A thoroughly charred piece of wood or other combustible substance; slag from a metal furnace; an ember. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Any body or piece of matter thoroughly burnt, but not reduced to ashes- thus the refuse of a fire consists of ashes and cinders. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   Anything that remains after being subjected to combustion; a piece of coal that has ceased to flame or burn; the refuse of burnt coal or wood. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for cinder:

  1. After that you'll be burned down slowly to a cinder – Hawk Carse by Anthony Gilmore
  2. “ Everything's burned to a cinder – Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party by C. E. Jacobs Edyth Ellerbeck Read
  3. By that time the cinder had grown cold. ” – Colorado Jim by George Goodchild
  4. The collieries steamed above their cinder hills, the factory chimneys vomited, and as Kate looked out on this world of work that she was leaving for ever, she listened to the uncertain trouble that mounted up through her mind, and to the voices of the actors talking of comic songs and dances. ” – A Mummer's Wife by George Moore
  5. There was complete stillness in the room; the ticking of the clock suddenly hammered in Robert Ferguson's ears; a cinder fell softly from the grate. ” – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  6. “ " I suppose I should have been a cinder long since, dear, if these were days for burning witches," Madame Nestor said. ” – She Buildeth Her House by Will Comfort
  7. From the fireplace he picked up what looked like a cinder and placed it in a small box, which he put in his pocket. ” – Malcolm Sage, Detective by Herbert George Jenkins
  8. The top of your hair is burnt to a cinder – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  9. When they reached the cinder path beside the freight train it was just sunrise. ” – Tom Swift and his Electric Locomotive or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails by Victor Appleton
  10. “ To go near it was instant death, and he always crossed the road to avoid it; but this afternoon he went down the cinder pathway so close that he could touch it with his stick. ” – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood

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Idioms for cinder:

  • burned to a cinder
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