- 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.
This man kindles a fire.
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 tablet models, see Kindle Fire.
(2) A portable e-book reader from Amazon.com that includes free wireless downloads using Sprint's 3G cellular service. It also provides basic Web access along with music storage and playback. The Kindle features a 6" screen, except for the DX model, which has an iPad-sized 10" display. Introduced in late 2007 with 88,000 titles in a modified Mobipocket format, more than a hundred best sellers were offered. Book selection continually increases as models become thinner, lighter and faster. In 2010, the third-generation Kindle offered optional Wi-Fi. The Kindle uses a monochrome display that enables the battery to last up to a month (see E Ink). For a fee, newspapers such as The New York Times and Wall Street Journal are downloaded during the night for morning reading. Users' personal documents can be e-mailed to Amazon and downloaded to the Kindle or transferred via USB. Kindle Books for Other Devices In 2009, Amazon introduced the Kindle app for the PC, Mac, iPhone and iPod touch, allowing customers to read their Kindle books on other devices at no extra cost. In addition, automatic bookmarks let readers pick up in one format where they stopped in the other. In 2010, the company announced a Kindle app for the iPad and other tablets. See Kindle Fire and Mobipocket.