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
Come out from behind your Kindles, and sing your love of Christian Grey from the rooftops.Jimmy Fallon, Ellen DeGeneres, and more ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Parodies | Sara Gilford | July 10, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
And with iPads and Kindles to carry, a good man-bag is quickly becoming a fashion necessity.
In our world of ebooks, Nooks, and Kindles, Bolaño seems quaint.
We hear that President Obama and his people have been fattening their Kindles with downloaded FDR 100-day histories.
Horror melts to pity,And pity kindles to adoring showerOf radiant tears!The Saint's Tragedy | Charles Kingsley
He who kindles the fire shall perform the Dospinda: but her own son, or nearest relations, must perform the Shraddha.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II | Francis Augustus Cox
Conversation brings out all her faculties, and kindles all her sensibilities, and gives expression to her deepest sentiments.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII | John Lord
It kindles a healthy enthusiasm, promotes good-nature, repels pretension, and rebukes vanity.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII | John Lord
A dazzling sun kindles up this landscape, which is one of incredible splendour.The Desert World | Arthur Mangin
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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