What does tinder mean?

Definitions for tinderˈtɪn dər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kindling, tinder, touchwood, spunk, punk(noun)

    material for starting a fire


  1. tinder(Noun)

    small dry sticks and finely-divided fibrous matter etc., used to help light a fire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tinder(noun)

    something very inflammable, used for kindling fire from a spark, as scorched linen


  1. Tinder

    Tinder is easily combustible material used to ignite fires by rudimentary methods. A small fire consisting of tinder is then used to ignite kindling. Anything that can be ignited by a match can be considered tinder; or by more rigorous definition, anything that begins to glow under a shower of sparks. The more restrictive definition is important in the study of survival skills, which redefines kindling as material requiring a match to ignite it. Materials commonly used as tinder: ⁕Dry pine needles, leaves or grass ⁕Birch bark ⁕Dead, standing goldenrod ⁕Cloth, lint, or frayed rope ⁕Char cloth ⁕Cotton swabs, tampons ⁕Paper, paper towels, toilet paper, etc. ⁕Dry bread or knäckebröd and shoe polish ⁕Punk wood or charred wood ⁕Some types of fungus ⁕Bird down ⁕Small twigs ⁕Fatwood, also known as rich pine or pine knot. ⁕Fine-grade soap-coated steel wool ⁕Shaved magnesium or other alkaline earth metals Whichever material is used, the thinner it is and the more surface there is, and especially edges, the more easily it will ignite. With wood, this can be achieved by shaving slivers off it. One method to keep these together is to make a feather stick. The best wood from a tree is dead branches that have not fallen to the ground yet.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tinder

    tin′dėr, n. anything used for kindling fire from a spark.—n. Tin′der-box, a box in which tinder is kept.—adjs. Tin′der-like (Shak.), inflammable as tinder; Tin′dery, irascible. [A.S. tynder; Ice. tundr, Ger. zunder. The root is found in A.S. tendan, Ger. zünden, to kindle.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tinder in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tinder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aron Hall:

    It's a perfect tinder box to spread rampantly.

  2. Greg Blatt:

    Payment and renewal rates( for Tinder) came in solidly against expectations.

  3. Gopinath Parakuni:

    Every factory is still a tinder box, and effective ways to ensure day-to-day safety are still not in place.

  4. Steve Dean:

    Tinder says, ‘Do whatever the hell you want; we’re just going to show you people who are nearby and likely to start talking to you,’?.

  5. Haley Lent:

    I definitely plan to continue meeting new people and promoting Bernie Sanders via Tinder, i have been focusing on swiping slower to be able to have more in depth conversations today.

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