Kindle definition

kĭndl
To catch fire.
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To become excited.
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To cause to glow; light up.

The sunset kindled the skies.

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To catch fire; burst into flame.
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A brood or litter, especially of kittens.
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To set on fire; ignite.
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To light (a fire)
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To arouse or excite (interest, feelings, etc.)
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To become bright.

Eyes kindling with joy.

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Kindle is defined as to start a fire, flame or light.

An example of kindle is to start up the fireplace.

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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.

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To build or fuel (a fire).
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To set fire to; ignite.
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To become bright; glow.
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To become inflamed.
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To be stirred up; rise.
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To give birth to young. Used especially of rabbits.
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To cause to light up; make bright.
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(dial.) To give birth to (young)
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(1) For Kindle Android tablets, see Kindle Fire.
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(obsolete) A group of kittens.

A kindle of kittens.

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To start (a fire) or light (a torch, a match, coals, etc.).

Please kindle a fire in the barbecue.

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(figuratively) To arouse or inspire (a passion, etc).

He kindled an enthusiasm for the project in his fellow workers.

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Holland.

The poor beast had but lately kindled.

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To arouse (an emotion, for example).
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
kindle
Plural:
kindles

Origin of kindle

  • Middle English kindelen (influenced by kindelen to give birth to, cause) probably from Old Norse kynda

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English kindelen from kindel offspring from Old English gecynd kind2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old Norse kynda

    From Wiktionary