What does kindle mean?

Definitions for kindleˈkɪn dl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word kindle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kindle, inflame(verb)

    catch fire

    "The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles"

  2. kindle, enkindle, conflagrate, inflame(verb)

    cause to start burning

    "The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds"

  3. arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke(verb)

    call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

    "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"

Wiktionary

  1. kindle(Noun)

    A collective term for a group of kittens.

    A kindle of kittens.

  2. kindle(Verb)

    To start (a fire) or light (a torch).

    Please kindle a fire in the barbecue.

  3. kindle(Verb)

    To arouse or inspire (a passion, etc).

    He kindled an enthusiasm for the project in his fellow workers.

  4. Origin: From kynda

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kindle

    to bring forth young

  2. Kindle(verb)

    to set on fire; to cause to burn with flame; to ignite; to cause to begin burning; to start; to light; as, to kindle a match, or shavings

  3. Kindle(verb)

    fig.: To inflame, as the passions; to rouse; to provoke; to excite to action; to heat; to fire; to animate; to incite; as, to kindle anger or wrath; to kindle the flame of love, or love into a flame

  4. Kindle(verb)

    to take fire; to begin to burn with flame; to start as a flame

  5. Kindle(verb)

    fig.: To begin to be excited; to grow warm or animated; to be roused or exasperated

  6. Origin: [OE. kindlen, cundlen. See Kind.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kindle

    kin′dl, v.t. to set fire to: to light: to inflame, as the passions: to provoke: to excite to action.—v.i. to take fire: to begin to be excited: to be roused.—ns. Kin′dler; Kin′dling, the act of causing to burn: the materials for commencing a fire. [Ice. kyndyll, a torch—L. candela, candle.]

  2. Kindle

    kin′dl, v.t. (Shak.) to bring forth (young). [M. E. kindlenkinde, kind.]

Anagrams for kindle »

  1. linked

  2. delink

  3. kilned

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kindle in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kindle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Igor Stravinski:

    Money may kindle, but it cannot by itself, and for very long, burn.

  2. Tryon Edwards:

    To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.

  3. Gustavo Diaz:

    I’ve done more with a Blackberry and Kindle than any soldier can do from inside Venezuela.

  4. Carl Gustav Jung:

    As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.

  5. James Potten:

    The tracking code on the item had the same first five and last three numbers as my order but Amazon Kindle wasn't Amazon Kindle.

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