What does kindle mean?

Definitions for kindle
ˈkɪn dlkin·dle

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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

How to say kindle in sign language?

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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

Examples of kindle in a Sentence

  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 Jung:

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

  5. John Wayne, (as Genghis Kahn to Susan Hayward in the move The Conqueror) 1956:

    Yer beautiful in yer wrath! I shall keep you, and in responding to my passions, yer hatred will kindle into love.

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