What does kindle mean?

Definitions for kindle
ˈkɪn dlkin·dle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kindle, inflameverb

    catch fire

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

  2. kindle, enkindle, conflagrate, inflameverb

    cause to start burning

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

  3. arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provokeverb

    call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

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


  1. kindlenoun

    A collective term for a group of kittens.

    A kindle of kittens.

    Etymology: From kynda

  2. kindleverb

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

    Please kindle a fire in the barbecue.

    Etymology: From kynda

  3. kindleverb

    To arouse or inspire (a passion, etc).

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

    Etymology: From kynda

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kindle

    to bring forth young

    Etymology: [OE. kindlen, cundlen. See Kind.]

  2. Kindleverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. kindlen, cundlen. See Kind.]

  3. Kindleverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. kindlen, cundlen. See Kind.]

  4. Kindleverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. kindlen, cundlen. See Kind.]

  5. Kindleverb

    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

  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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. kindle

    In a military sense, to kindle is to excite to arms; to excite military ardor.

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Anagrams for kindle »

  1. linked

  2. delink

  3. kilned

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  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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Marco Bulmer-Rizzi:

    I went to bed and David was to follow me shortly. He was just reading his Kindle. I woke up 45 minutes later and heard this awful noise and I turned on the light and he was lying at the bottom of the stairs in a bloodbath.

  4. Gustavo Diaz:

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

  5. 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.

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  • Mike De La Cruz
    I don't mean to be a STINKER but.... the VAST majority of Kindle authors don't make ANY money. The "median" figures you hear about Kindle authors clocking $154,000 has to be viewed in CONTEXT... that's SURVIVOR BIAS... You only hear about the 'successes' because they're around to tell the tale... How about the person who published ten books and then gave up after not making anything? I don't mean to be negative... But for what it's worth, successful authors aren't that mysterious when it comes to their success. They share several features First, they have mailing lists - that's why they give out 99 cent or even FREE novels... it's all about building lists Second, they are either super passionate about their niche and just MAKE IT WORK or... They focus on targeting HOT niches with big followings and write on THOSE topics If they aren't experts, they hire ghostwriters. No, Experienced American GWS aren't all expensive. Well-known American ghostwriters like Gene Eugenio are known to write whole books for 99 bucks. There are a few others like him. The bottom line? Just because you're not an expert in your niche doesn't mean you can't write an expert book.... Just outsource it Third, they build a solid author brand - they produce series after series and each book promotes previous books. They write tons of books or publish ghostwitter books. Each becomes an asset that adds value to existing books in the series. These aren't secrets. The problem is most authors just don't want to build a publishing system... that's why there is such a big DISPARITY between successful authors and not so successful ones... This doesn't have to be the case. 
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