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Kindling definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

KIN'DLING, ppr. Setting on fire; causing to burn with flame; exciting into action.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: material for starting a fire [syn: kindling, tinder, touchwood, spunk, punk]
2: the act of setting something on fire [syn: ignition, firing, lighting, kindling, inflammation]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1513 easily combustible material for starting a fire

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. small sticks etc. for lighting fires.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Kindle Kin`dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Kindled; p. pr. & vb. n. Kindling.] [Icel. kyndill candle, torch; prob. fr. L. candela; cf. also Icel. kynda to kindle. Cf. Candle.] 1. To set on fire; to cause to burn with flame; to ignite; to cause to begin burning; to start; to light; as, to kindle a match, or shavings. His breath kindleth coals. --Job xii. 21. 2. Fig.: To inflame, as the passions; to rouse; to provoke; to excite to action; to heat; to fire; to animate; to incite; as, to kindle anger or wrath; to kindle the flame of love, or love into a flame. So is a contentious man to kindle strife. --Prov. xxvi. 21. Nothing remains but that I kindle the boy thither. --Shak. Kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam. --Milton. Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire. --Dryden. Syn: Enkindle; light; ignite; inflame; provoke; excite; arouse; stir up.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Kindling is small pieces of dry wood and other materials that you use to start a fire.

Moby Thesaurus

backlog, bavin, brush, brushwood, enkindling, fagot, firewood, firing, flammation, ignition, incendiary, inflaming, inflammation, inflammative, inflammatory, kindlings, lighting, lighting up, log, stovewood, wood, yule clog, yule log




 


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