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kin·dle 1

 (kĭn′dl)
v. kin·dled, kin·dling, kin·dles
v.tr.
1.
a. To build or fuel (a fire).
b. To set fire to; ignite.
2. To cause to glow; light up: The sunset kindled the skies.
3. To arouse (an emotion, for example): "No spark had yet kindled in him an intellectual passion" (George Eliot).
v.intr.
1. To catch fire; burst into flame.
2. To become bright; glow.
3. To become inflamed.
4. To be stirred up; rise.

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

kin′dler n.

kin·dle 2

 (kĭn′dl)
intr.v. kin·dled, kin·dling, kin·dles
To give birth to young. Used especially of rabbits.
n.
A brood or litter, especially of kittens.

[Middle English kindelen, from kindel, offspring, from Old English gecynd; see kind2.]

kindle

(ˈkɪndəl)
vb
1. to set alight or start to burn
2. to arouse or be aroused: the project kindled his interest.
3. to make or become bright
[C12: from Old Norse kynda, influenced by Old Norse kyndill candle]
ˈkindler n

Kindle

(ˈkɪndəl)
n
(Communications & Information) trademark a portable electronic device for downloading and reading books

kin•dle1

(ˈkɪn dl)

v. -dled, -dling. v.t.
1. to start (a fire); cause (a flame or blaze) to begin burning.
2. to set fire to or ignite (fuel or any combustible matter).
3. to excite or arouse; stir up; set going.
4. to light up or make bright.
v.i.
5. to begin to burn.
6. to become aroused or animated.
7. to become bright or glowing.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Old Norse kynda; compare Old Norse kindill torch, candle]
kin′dler, n.
syn: kindle, ignite, inflame literally mean to set something on fire. To kindle is to cause something gradually to begin burning; it is often used figuratively: to kindle logs; to kindle someone's interest. To ignite is to set something on fire with a sudden burst of flame; it also has figurative senses: to ignite straw; to ignite dangerous hatreds. inflame is most often used figuratively, meaning to intensify, excite, or rouse: to inflame passions.

kin•dle2

(ˈkɪn dl)

v. -dled, -dling,
n. v.t.
1. (of animals, esp. rabbits) to bear (young).
v.i.
2. (of animals, esp. rabbits) to give birth.
n.
3. a litter of kittens, rabbits, etc.
[1175–1225; Middle English kindelen, der. of kindel offspring, young (Old English gecynd offspring; see kind2)]

kindle

- The verb is related to Old Norse kyndill, "candle, torch."
See also related terms for torch.

Kindle, Kendle, Kindling, Kyndyll

 a litter or brood, [from the German Kinder’children, offspring’?]
Examples: kindle of young cats—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486; of elephants, 1220; of hares; of kittens,—Brewer; of leverets; of rabbits.

kindle


Past participle: kindled
Gerund: kindling

Imperative
kindle
kindle
Present
I kindle
you kindle
he/she/it kindles
we kindle
you kindle
they kindle
Preterite
I kindled
you kindled
he/she/it kindled
we kindled
you kindled
they kindled
Present Continuous
I am kindling
you are kindling
he/she/it is kindling
we are kindling
you are kindling
they are kindling
Present Perfect
I have kindled
you have kindled
he/she/it has kindled
we have kindled
you have kindled
they have kindled
Past Continuous
I was kindling
you were kindling
he/she/it was kindling
we were kindling
you were kindling
they were kindling
Past Perfect
I had kindled
you had kindled
he/she/it had kindled
we had kindled
you had kindled
they had kindled
Future
I will kindle
you will kindle
he/she/it will kindle
we will kindle
you will kindle
they will kindle
Future Perfect
I will have kindled
you will have kindled
he/she/it will have kindled
we will have kindled
you will have kindled
they will have kindled
Future Continuous
I will be kindling
you will be kindling
he/she/it will be kindling
we will be kindling
you will be kindling
they will be kindling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been kindling
you have been kindling
he/she/it has been kindling
we have been kindling
you have been kindling
they have been kindling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been kindling
you will have been kindling
he/she/it will have been kindling
we will have been kindling
you will have been kindling
they will have been kindling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been kindling
you had been kindling
he/she/it had been kindling
we had been kindling
you had been kindling
they had been kindling
Conditional
I would kindle
you would kindle
he/she/it would kindle
we would kindle
you would kindle
they would kindle
Past Conditional
I would have kindled
you would have kindled
he/she/it would have kindled
we would have kindled
you would have kindled
they would have kindled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.kindle - catch fire; "The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles"
flare up - ignite quickly and suddenly, especially after having died down; "the fire flared up and died down once again"
2.kindle - cause to start burning; "The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds"
ignite, light - cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"
rekindle - kindle anew, as of a fire
3.kindle - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)kindle - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
touch a chord, strike a chord - evoke a reaction, response, or emotion; "this writer strikes a chord with young women"; "The storyteller touched a chord"
ask for, invite - increase the likelihood of; "ask for trouble"; "invite criticism"
draw - elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.; "The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans"; "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"
rekindle - arouse again; "rekindle hopes"; "rekindle her love"
infatuate - arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way; "His new car has infatuated him"; "love has infatuated her"
prick - to cause a sharp emotional pain; "The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"
fire up, stir up, wake, heat, ignite, inflame - arouse or excite feelings and passions; "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"
stimulate, stir, shake up, excite, shake - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
excite - arouse or elicit a feeling
anger - make angry; "The news angered him"
discomfit, discompose, untune, upset, disconcert - cause to lose one's composure
shame - cause to be ashamed
spite, wound, bruise, injure, offend, hurt - hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"
overwhelm, sweep over, whelm, overpower, overtake, overcome - overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
interest - excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of

kindle

verb
1. arouse, excite, inspire, stir, thrill, stimulate, provoke, induce, awaken, animate, rouse, sharpen, inflame, incite, foment, bestir, enkindle These poems have helped kindle the imagination of generations of children.
2. light, start, ignite, fire, spark, torch, inflame, set fire to, set a match to I came in and kindled a fire in the stove.
light quell, extinguish, douse, quench

kindle

verb
1. To cause to burn or undergo combustion:
Slang: torch.
Idioms: set afire, set fire to.
2. To arouse the emotions of; make ardent:
3. To induce or elicit (a reaction or emotion):
Translations
يُضْرِم، يوقِد، يُهَيِّج، يُثير
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kveikja í
prakuros
aizdedzinātaizdegtiesiekurtiekvēlināt
roznietiť sa
alevlen mektutuş mak

kindle

[ˈkɪndl]
A. VT [+ wood] → prender fuego a; [+ fire] → encender (fig) [+ emotion, interest] → despertar, suscitar
B. VI [wood, fire] → prender, encenderse (fig) (with emotion) → despertarse

kindle

[ˈkɪndəl] vt
[+ fire] → allumer, enflammer
[+ ambition, interest] → attiser

kindle

vt fireentfachen, anzünden, entzünden; imaginationanregen; interestwecken; enthusiasmentfachen
vi (fire, wood etc)brennen; (passions, enthusiasm etc)entbrennen, aufflammen

kindle

[ˈkɪndl] vt (wood) → appiccare il fuoco a; (fire) → accendere; (emotion, interest) → suscitare

kindle

(ˈkindl) verb
to (cause to) catch fire. I kindled a fire using twigs and grass; The fire kindled easily; His speech kindled the anger of the crowd.
ˈkindling noun
dry wood etc for starting a fire.
References in classic literature ?
interrupted Jo, addressing the fire in her turn, and watching with delight the happy light it seemed to kindle in the eyes that had been so tragically gloomy when she saw them last.
Uncas, take my steel and kindle a fire; a mouthful of a tender broil will give natur' a helping hand, after so long a trail.
Now let Hepzibah turn the old Pyncheon portraits with their faces to the wall, and take the map of her Eastern territory to kindle the kitchen fire, and blow up the flame with the empty breath of her ancestral traditions
The characters of the narrative would not be warmed and rendered malleable by any heat that I could kindle at my intellectual forge.
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee, and the rivers they shall not overflow thee; when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned, neither shall the flame kindle upon thee; for I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour.
The judge's wrath began to kindle, and he burst out:
It does good to no woman to be flattered by her superior, who cannot possibly intend to marry her; and it is madness in all women to let a secret love kindle within them, which, if unreturned and unknown, must devour the life that feeds it; and, if discovered and responded to, must lead, ignis-fatus-like, into miry wilds whence there is no extrication.
Come in, and kindle ME a fire, and do anything there is to do about the room.
To think that you should be the first to kindle the sparks of ambition in my umble breast, and that you've not forgot it
Her clear blue eye, which sate enshrined beneath a graceful eyebrow of brown sufficiently marked to give expression to the forehead, seemed capable to kindle as well as melt, to command as well as to beseech.
I delivered up both my pistols in the same manner as I had done my scimitar, and then my pouch of powder and bullets; begging him that the former might be kept from fire, for it would kindle with the smallest spark, and blow up his imperial palace into the air.
Presently when he had looked at us enough he came towards us, and stretching out his hand took me by the back of the neck, turning me this way and that, but feeling that I was mere skin and bone he set me down again and went on to the next, whom he treated in the same fashion; at last he came to the captain, and finding him the fattest of us all, he took him up in one hand and stuck him upon a spit and proceeded to kindle a huge fire at which he presently roasted him.