This man kindles a fire.
- The definition of a Kindle is an electronic book reader.
An example of Kindle is the device used by people to read ebooks which they have purchased online.
- Kindle is defined as to start a fire, flame or light.
An example of kindle is to start up the fireplace.
transitive verbkindled, kindling
- to set on fire; ignite
- to light (a fire)
- to arouse or excite (interest, feelings, etc.)
- to cause to light up; make bright
Origin of kindleMiddle English kindlen, frequentative ; from Old Norse kynda, to set on fire, akin to Middle High German künten
- to catch fire
- to become excited
- to become bright: eyes kindling with joy
verbkin·dled, kin·dling, kin·dles
- a. To build or fuel (a fire).b. To set fire to; ignite.
- To cause to glow; light up: The sunset kindled the skies.
- To arouse (an emotion, for example): “No spark had yet kindled in him an intellectual passion” (George Eliot).
- To catch fire; burst into flame.
- To become bright; glow.
- To become inflamed.
- To be stirred up; rise.
Origin of kindleMiddle English kindelen (influenced by kindelen, to give birth to, cause), probably from Old Norse kynda.
intransitive verbkin·dled, kin·dling, kin·dles
Origin of kindleMiddle English kindelen, from kindel, offspring, from Old English gecynd; see kind2.
- (obsolete) A group of kittens.
- A kindle of kittens.
(third-person singular simple present kindles, present participle kindling, simple past and past participle kindled)
- To start (a fire) or light (a torch, a match, coals, etc.).
- Please kindle a fire in the barbecue.
- (figuratively) To arouse or inspire (a passion, etc).
- He kindled an enthusiasm for the project in his fellow workers.
- The poor beast had but lately kindled.
From Old Norse kynda
kindle - Computer Definition
(1) For Kindle Android tablets, see Kindle Fire.
(2) An e-book system from Amazon.com that includes a family of portable e-readers and a vast library of e-books. Introduced in 2007 with 88,000 titles and more than a hundred best sellers, the Kindle has defined the e-book industry. Kindle devices have become thinner, lighter and brighter, and the book selection continually increases (more than one million by 2015). Titles are searched and purchased on the Kindle and immediately downloaded via Amazon's WhisperNet via Wi-Fi or cellular, depending on model and geographic area. Newspapers and magazines are sent overnight for morning reading. Featuring models with 6" and 10" screens, Web access and music playback on earlier models was later dropped (all of which are available on Kindle Fire tablets). The Kindle's monochrome E Ink display enables the battery to last up to a month. See Kindle Fire and E Ink. Send-to-Kindle Users are assigned a kindle.com e-mail address, which lets them e-mail Amazon their own Word, PDF, text and image files as attachments for downloading to their Kindles. PRC and MOBI files can also be sent to the device (see Kindle e-book formats). Whispersync for Other Devices In 2009 and 2010, Amazon introduced Kindle apps for the PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices, and the Kindle Whispersync service synchronizes all of them. Pages are automatically bookmarked, and users pick up in one device where they last stopped in the other. See e-book and Mobipocket.