Tinder definition

tĭndər
Readily combustible material, such as dry twigs, used to kindle fires.
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Any dry, easily flammable material, esp. as formerly used for starting a fire from a spark made by flint and steel struck together.
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To set fire to; torch.
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Small dry sticks and finely-divided fibrous matter etc., used to help light a fire.
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Origin of tinder

  • Middle English from Old English tynder

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

  • From Old English tynder, from tind. Compare to Swedish tända (“to light, to set on fire"), German zünden, Dutch tonder.

    From Wiktionary