Cinder

[s_ˈɪ_n_d_ə], [sˈɪndə], [sˈɪndə]

Definitions of cinder:

  1.   Any body or piece of matter thoroughly burnt, but not reduced to ashes- thus the refuse of a fire consists of ashes and cinders.
  2.   Partly burned or vitrified coal, or other combustible, in which fire is extinct.
  3.   A thoroughly charred piece of wood or other combustible substance; slag from a metal furnace; an ember.
  4.   The slag of a furnace, or scoriaceous lava from a volcano.
  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.
  6.   a fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or coal or charcoal fire
  7.   A burnt out coal; a scale from forged iron; slag.
  8.   Refuse of burnt coal.
  9.   A scale thrown off in forging metal.
  10.   Cindery.
  11.   A hot coal without flame; an ember.

Usage examples for cinder:

  1. After that you'll be burned down slowly to a cinder – Hawk Carse by Anthony Gilmore
  2. The catastrophe happened when they were climbing the cinder slope and within two hundred yards of the little station. ” – The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett
  3. “ 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
  4. “ Fosgill, who was scratch man that year, had just done an even forty feet and the shot had trickled away toward the cinder path. ” – The New Boy at Hilltop by Ralph Henry Barbour
  5. 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
  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. Cinder bed of the Purbeck. ” – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  9. It came from the common mint- somewhere you will find upon it a faint scar of the Divine Image- but the coin was pitched into this bonfire of appetite and blasphemy, and it has come out a cinder – Humanity in the City by E. H. Chapin
  10. The top of your hair is burnt to a cinder – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  11. Got to live in a 'ouse when it rains- me who never keered whether I was baked to a cinder or wet through! ” – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  12. With some disappointment, therefore, he was about to return to the fire, where, to add to his mortification, he knew he would find his tea- leaves parched to a cinder – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  13. By that time the cinder had grown cold. ” – Colorado Jim by George Goodchild
  14. She stood in the cinder pathway in absolute consternation. ” – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. “ I won't be a witch; I won't be a witch: they may burn me to a cinder but I won't be a witch!" ” – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  18. “ For that conscience that is fast asleep, may yet be effectually awakened and saved; but that conscience that is seared, dried, as it were, into a cinder can never have sense, feeling, or the least regret in this world. ” – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  19. “ Everything's burned to a cinder – Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party by C. E. Jacobs Edyth Ellerbeck Read
  20. It felt a little chilly, she thought; and, while she saw her mother sitting quietly in the conservatory, peering out of doors from her usual seat, she went to the stove, moved the cinder drawer to and fro to send the ashes to the bottom and make the fire glow up behind the mica doors.... ” – Dr. Adriaan by Louis Couperus

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Idioms for cinder:

  • burned to a cinder
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