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kin·dling

 (kĭnd′lĭng)
n.
Easily ignited material, such as dry sticks of wood, used to start a fire. Also called regionally fatwood, lightwood.

kindling

(ˈkɪndlɪŋ)
n
material for starting a fire, such as dry wood, straw, etc

kin•dling

(ˈkɪnd lɪŋ)

n.
1. material that can be readily ignited, used in starting a fire.
2. the act of a person who kindles.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kindling - material for starting a firekindling - material for starting a fire  
igniter, ignitor, lighter - a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
2.kindling - the act of setting something on fire
burning, combustion - the act of burning something; "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"
Translations
حَطَب لإشْعال النّار
optændingsbrænde
meggyújtás
sprek til uppkveikju
aanmaakhout
drevo/papier na podpálenie
çırakuru odun

kindling

[ˈkɪndlɪŋ] Nleña f (menuda), astillas fpl

kindling

[ˈkɪndlɪŋ] npetit bois m

kindling

n (= wood)Anzündholz nt, → Anmachholz nt

kindling

[ˈkɪndlɪŋ] nfrasche fpl, ramoscelli mpl

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 ?
And in thine eye a kindling light(Whatever it might be) Was all on Earth my aching sight Of Loveliness could see.
It would not do to loiter in such a neighborhood, so the kindling of the fire was abandoned, the drenched horseman mounted in dripping condition, and the little band pushed forward directly into the plain, going at a smart pace, until they had gained a considerable distance from the place of supposed danger.
The doctor now interposed, and prevented the effects of a wrath which was kindling between Jones and Thwackum; after which the former gave a loose to mirth, sang two or three amorous songs, and fell into every frantic disorder which unbridled joy is apt to inspire; but so far was he from any disposition to quarrel, that he was ten times better humoured, if possible, than when he was sober.
Men who had been into the cellars, and had staved the casks, rushed to and fro stark mad, setting fire to all they saw--often to the dresses of their own friends--and kindling the building in so many parts that some had no time for escape, and were seen, with drooping hands and blackened faces, hanging senseless on the window-sills to which they had crawled, until they were sucked and drawn into the burning gulf.
Their feeling of brotherhood, however, was strong enough to induce them to contribute a mutual aid in building a rude hut of branches, and kindling a great fire of shattered pines, that had drifted down the headlong current of the Amonoosuck, on the lower bank of which they were to pass the night.
Peter's Church; and finally perished in the great fire of London, into the midst of which he had thrust himself, with the desperate idea of catching one feeble ray from the blaze that was kindling earth and heaven.
``And who dared to lame an animal which belonged to my bondsman?'' said the Saxon, kindling in wrath.
The kindling of this bonfire was the well-known signal for the populace of Boston to assemble in the street.