What does kindle mean?

Definitions for kindle
ˈkɪn dlkin·dle

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.

    Etymology: From kynda

  2. kindle(Verb)

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

    Please kindle a fire in the barbecue.

    Etymology: From kynda

  3. kindle(Verb)

    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. 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

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

  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

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

  4. Kindle(verb)

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

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

  5. Kindle(verb)

    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.

Anagrams for kindle »

  1. linked

  2. delink

  3. kilned

How to pronounce kindle?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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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. Proverb:

    The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than him.

  2. Frederick William Robertson:

    The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Omar Khayyam:

    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.

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