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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
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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
tænde
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 ?
Both horse and horseman were extricated without any damage, excepting that the latter was completely drenched, so that it was necessary to kindle a fire to dry him.
This passion hath his floods, in very times of weakness; which are great prosperity, and great adversity; though this latter hath been less observed: both which times kindle love, and make it more fervent, and therefore show it to be the child of folly.
Currents of air rushed in, as the old doors jarred and creaked upon their hinges; the candles flickered and guttered down, and made long winding-sheets; the cheery deep-red curtains flapped and fluttered idly in the wind; even the stout Dutch kegs, overthrown and lying empty in dark corners, seemed the mere husks of good fellows whose jollity had departed, and who could kindle with a friendly glow no more.
The artist would have found it desirable to study his face, and prove its capacity for varied expression; to darken it with a frown, --to kindle it up with a smile.
We will kindle the cheerful glow of our hearth, at eventide, and be happy in its light.
Crook-foot," she cried, "my child, be up and doing, for I deem it is with you that Xanthus is fain to fight; help us at once, kindle a fierce fire; I will then bring up the west and the white south wind in a mighty hurricane from the sea, that shall bear the flames against the heads and armour of the Trojans and consume them, while you go along the banks of Xanthus burning his trees and wrapping him round with fire.
Furthermore I swear never again will I do anything to save the Trojans from destruction, not even when all Troy is burning in the flames which the Achaeans will kindle.
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 did what I was bid, and rejoined the dervish, whom I found trying to kindle a fire out of some dry wood.
So strong is this propensity of mankind to fall into mutual animosities, that where no substantial occasion presents itself, the most frivolous and fanciful distinctions have been sufficient to kindle their unfriendly passions and excite their most violent conflicts.
The influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular States, but will be unable to spread a general conflagration through the other States.
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