to start (a fire); cause (a flame, blaze, etc.) to begin burning.
to set fire to or ignite (fuel or any combustible matter).
to begin to burn, as combustible matter, a light, fire, or flame.
to become aroused or animated.
to become lighted up, bright, or glowing, as the sky at dawn or the eyes with ardor.
- kindler, noun
Other definitions for kindle (2 of 2)
(of animals, especially rabbits) to bear (young); produce (offspring).
(of animals, especially rabbits) to give birth, as to a litter.
a litter of kittens, rabbits, etc.
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How to use kindle in a sentence
Carlsen did try to strike, sacrificing a pawn earlier to kindle a nascent attack, led by his pair of bishops.The World Chess Championship Opens With An Endless Knight-Rook Dance | Oliver Roeder | November 26, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
That was the day I understood you could choose to kindle a crush.
Everyone I talked to agrees that losing the spark that once kindled enjoyable sex is a real and distressing problem.The tangled and messy science of medicating female sex drives | Purbita Saha | August 17, 2021 | Popular-Science
At the same time, the movements, true leadership, and solutions rising may kindle hope, courage, yearning, zeal.The Climate Crisis Is a Call to Action. These 5 Steps Helped Me Figure Out How to Be of Use | Katharine Wilkinson | July 19, 2021 | Time
The trauma of 2020 has kindled unparalleled disruptions in art, politics and social activism — not to mention science and health, which have been tested like never before.
There will be an issue of the New York Times and magazines, an iPhone and kindle, metro cards and subway maintenance signs.
You can download the kindle App for free on your desktop or laptop computer, smart phone or tablet.The Stacks: The Day ‘The Big Lebowski’ Came to Life | Alex Belth | July 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mostly now on kindle, because it's so much easier to read more than one book at the same time.
If you want to kindle the memories of the war, you will find such reminders everywhere—even in the unlikeliest of places.Going Back to Vietnam Is Sometimes Amusing, Often Fraught, and Always Surreal | Jeff Greenfield | March 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They then kindle fire, ground corn, prepare dinner and lunch for the next day.The ‘12 Years a Slave’ Book Shows Slavery As Even More Appalling Than In the Film | Jimmy So | October 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall devour the strong holds of Benadad.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Divine odours breathe from the body, which shines like gold amid the flames that refuse to kindle upon it.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
Try to get her warm by covering her with care, and drawing her bed near the large fire which you must kindle immediately.The Seven Cardinal Sins: Envy and Indolence | Eugne Sue
May we be of those who have worshipped Agni with the gift of offerings, who cause him to thrive and kindle him.Sacred Books of the East | Various
We the manly ones will kindle thee the manly god, O manly Agni, who shinest mightily.Sacred Books of the East | Various
British Dictionary definitions for kindle (1 of 2)
to set alight or start to burn
to arouse or be aroused: the project kindled his interest
to make or become bright
- kindler, noun
British Dictionary definitions for Kindle (2 of 2)
trademark a portable electronic device for downloading and reading books
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