burner


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burn·er

(bûr′nər)
n.
1. One that burns, especially:
a. A device, as in a furnace, stove, or gas lamp, that is lighted to produce a flame.
b. A device on a stovetop, such as a gas jet or electric element, that produces heat.
2.
a. A unit, such as a furnace, in which something is burned: an oil burner.
b. An incinerator.
c. See combustor.
3. A sharp pain caused by compression of a nerve, often resulting from a sports injury. Also called stinger.
4. An inexpensive cell phone, especially one for which usage is paid in advance and which can be thrown away easily if necessary: "Ana hasn't shown up to her waitressing job ... for three days, the address her boss has on file is a dead end, and her cell phone is a burner" (Jessica Derschowitz). Also called burner phone.
Idioms:
on the back burner
As a low priority: kept the project on the back burner all summer.
on the front burner
As a high priority.

burner

(ˈbɜːnə)
n
1. the part of a stove, lamp, etc, that produces flame or heat
2. an apparatus for burning something, as fuel or refuse: an oil burner.

burn•er

(ˈbɜr nər)

n.
1. a person or thing that burns.
2. the part of an appliance, as a stove, from which flame or heat issues.
3. any apparatus in which fuel or refuse is burned.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burner - an apparatus for burning fuel (or refuse)burner - an apparatus for burning fuel (or refuse); "a diesel engine is an oil burner"
apparatus, setup - equipment designed to serve a specific function
blowlamp, blowtorch, torch - a burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame
gas bracket - a pipe with one or more burners projecting from a wall
gas burner, gas jet - burner such that combustible gas issues from a nozzle to form a steady flame
2.burner - the heating elements of a stove or range on which pots and pans are placed for cooking; "the electric range had one large burner and three smaller one"
heating element - the component of a heater or range that transforms fuel or electricity into heat
Translations
شُعْلَه، حارِق
hořák
brænder
abrasadorfuegohardware de grabación
brennari
horák

burner

[ˈbɜːnəʳ] N (on cooker etc) → quemador m
see also back

burner

[ˈbɜːrr] nbrûleur m

burner

n (of gas cooker, lamp)Brenner m

burner

[ˈbɜːnəʳ] n (on cooker) → fornello (Tech) → bruciatore m, becco (a gas)

burn

(bəːn) past tense, past participles burned, ~burnt (-t) verb
1. to destroy, damage or injure by fire, heat, acid etc. The fire burned all my papers; I've burnt the meat.
2. to use as fuel.
3. to make (a hole etc) by fire, heat, acid etc. The acid burned a hole in my dress.
4. to catch fire. Paper burns easily.
noun
an injury or mark caused by fire etc. His burns will take a long time to heal; a burn in the carpet.
ˈburner noun
any device producing a flame. I'll have to use a burner to get this paint off.
References in classic literature ?
By a huge stove, called a base burner, in the living room of the house sat the daughter reading a book.
Then we asked hospitality at the hut of a charcoal burner, and got what was to be had.
As I approached it I saw that it was the dead and mummified remains of a little old woman with long black hair, and the thing it leaned over was a small charcoal burner upon which rested a round copper vessel containing a small quantity of greenish powder.
The same year William Burner, a son of the celebrated Bishop Burnet, arrived in Boston with the commission of governor.
We'll stick you down before a register, under a good big burner, and--"
A large curved retort was boiling furiously in the bluish flame of a Bunsen burner, and the distilled drops were condensing into a two-litre measure.
Tomorrow he might be assaulting the ramparts of her father's castle, but today he was joyously offering to sacrifice his life for her--had she been the daughter of a charcoal burner he would have done no less--it was enough that she was a woman and in need of protection.
Alleyne started off along the path indicated, and soon found the log-hut where the burner dwelt.
So saying, the thoughtless fellow lit a match by striking it on the sole of his boot; and approached the burner fixed to the receptacle, in which the carbonized hydrogen, stored at high pressure, sufficed for the lighting and warming of the projectile for a hundred and forty-four hours, or six days and six nights.
Under the flame of the single burner which made the place ablaze with light, a plump, little man was writing hard, his nose very near the desk.
In this corner stands a flat writing-table, on which are a phonograph, a laryngoscope, a row of tiny organ pipes with a bellows, a set of lamp chimneys for singing flames with burners attached to a gas plug in the wall by an indiarubber tube, several tuning-forks of different sizes, a life-size image of half a human head, showing in section the vocal organs, and a box containing a supply of wax cylinders for the phonograph.
A double line of glass-stoppered bottles was drawn up upon the wall opposite the door, and the table was littered over with Bunsen burners, test-tubes, and retorts.