What does kindle mean?
Definitions for kindle
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word kindle.
"The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles"
kindle, enkindle, conflagrate, inflameverb
cause to start burning
"The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds"
arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provokeverb
call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
"arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
A collective term for a group of kittens.
A kindle of kittens.
To start (a fire) or light (a torch).
Please kindle a fire in the barbecue.
To arouse or inspire (a passion, etc).
He kindled an enthusiasm for the project in his fellow workers.
Etymology: From kynda
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
He will take thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it and baketh bread. Is. xliv. 15.
I was not forgetful of those sparks, which some mens distempers formerly studied to kindle in parliaments. Charles I .
If the fire burns vigorously, it is no matter by what means it was at first kindled: there is the same force and the same refreshing virtue in it, kindled by a spark from a flint, as if it were kindled from the sun. Robert South, Sermons.
I’ve been to you a true and humble wife;
At all times to your will conformable:
Ever in fear to kindle your dislike. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
He hath kindled his wrath against me, and counteth me as one of his enemies. Job xix. 11.
Thus one by one kindling each other’s fire,
’Till all inflam’d, they all in one agree. Samuel Daniel, Civ. War.
Each was a cause alone, and all combin’d
To kindle vengeance in her haughty mind. Dryden.
Etymology: cinnu, Welsh; cyndelan, Saxon.
When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burnt, neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. Is. xliii. 2.
Are you native of this place?
—— As the coney that you see dwells where she is kindled. William Shakespeare.
to bring forth young
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
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
to take fire; to begin to burn with flame; to start as a flame
fig.: To begin to be excited; to grow warm or animated; to be roused or exasperated
Etymology: [OE. kindlen, cundlen. See Kind.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
kin′dl, v.t. (Shak.) to bring forth (young). [M. E. kindlen—kinde, kind.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In a military sense, to kindle is to excite to arms; to excite military ardor.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kindle is ranked #8065 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Kindle surname appeared 4,109 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Kindle.
67.3% or 2,766 total occurrences were White.
23.9% or 985 total occurrences were Black.
3% or 125 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2.7% or 114 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
2.3% or 98 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.5% or 21 total occurrences were Asian.
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The numerical value of kindle in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of kindle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of kindle in a Sentence
Hearts are like tapers, which at beauteous eyes Kindle a flame of love that never dies; And beauty is a flame, where hearts, like moths, Offer themselves a burning sacrifice.
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.
I’ve done more with a Blackberry and Kindle than any soldier can do from inside Venezuela.
Money may kindle, but it cannot by itself, and for very long, burn.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
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Translations for kindle
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- tænde, ophidse, sætte i brand, fænge, vækkeDanish
- anzünden, entfachenGerman
- fajrigi, ekbruligiEsperanto
- روشن کردن, افروختن, برانگیختنPersian
- sytyttää, kiihottaa, pentueFinnish
- susciter, allumer, exalter, inspirerFrench
- beothaichScottish Gaelic
- प्रज्वलित करनाHindi
- infuocare, eccitare, suscitare, accendereItalian
- 点じる, 点ずる, 点火, 引火Japanese
- tahu, tungi, whakakā, tungitungi, tutungi, mainaMāori
- suscitar, inspirar, acenderPortuguese
- a ațâțaRomanian
- растопить, запаливать, разжигать, разжечь, растапливать, зажигать, запалить, зажечьRussian
- zapaliti, potpalitiSerbo-Croatian
- väcka, tändaSwedish
- esprinde, aloumerWalloon
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