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[ bur-ner ]


  1. a person or thing that burns. burn.
  2. that part of a gas fixture, lamp, etc., from which flame issues or in which it is produced.
  3. any apparatus or receptacle in which fuel or refuse is burned. burn.


  1. temporary or disposable, often used to remain anonymous: a burner digital identity.

    burner email accounts;

    a burner digital identity.


/ ˈbɜːnə /


  1. the part of a stove, lamp, etc, that produces flame or heat
  2. an apparatus for burning something, as fuel or refuse

    an oil burner

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Word History and Origins

Origin of burner1

First recorded in 1350–1400, burner is from the Middle English word brenner. See burn 1, -er 1

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Example Sentences

Reed’s wife Justine is suspected by some in the golf community of not only tweeting from his official account but also of using an anonymous, so-called “burner” account to vehemently defend him.

Dry the pan well on a warm burner, add a bit of oil, and give it a quick wipe with a paper towel.

I’ve attached it to clothing, stuck it to my car, and put it on the open lid of my two-burner camp stove, creating a nicely lit camp-kitchen area.

We cook outside in the van, too, and that requires us pulling out our small table, setting it up, and then popping our two-burner on there.

It was doable for a weekend but not ideal, and it meant the second burner cooked things a little slower.

Denzel Washington in Philadelphia: “There was something like that [with Philadelphia] where I was on the back-burner.”

He is, however, obedient about not turning on the stove burner without permission.

He testified that he immediately got to work with a set of “burner” phones bought on company expenses.

“Growing up, my grandmother always had fideo going on her simple four-burner stove,” he said.

And while his Town & Country photo shoot nearly broke the Internet, modeling is on the back burner: “Acting is my first priority.”

I pointed through the woods to a bit of clearing made by a charcoal burner.

Is he like Duclosse the mealman, or Lajeunesse the blacksmith, or Garotte the lime-burner-and the rest?

The little hut of the lime-burner was beyond in a hollow, and behind that again was a lean-to, like a small shed or stable.

The hall is lighted with gas, and the burner is placed between the two doors.

At the high temperature of the triple burner, a semi-solid, red, greasy substance collected in and closed the condenser tube.


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