Free Dictionary

Free Dictionary

Home ×
Link Link Link Link

Search Result for "kindling": 
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] His breath kindleth coals. --Job xii. 21. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] So is a contentious man to kindle strife. --Prov. xxvi. 21. [1913 Webster] Nothing remains but that I kindle the boy thither. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire. --Dryden. Syn: Enkindle; light; ignite; inflame; provoke; excite; arouse; stir up. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kindling \Kin"dling\ (k[i^]n"dl[i^]ng), n. 1. The act of causing to burn, or of exciting or inflaming the passions. 2. Materials, easily lighted, for starting a fire, such as small twigs or paper; -- also used in the pl.. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

kindling 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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

23 Moby Thesaurus words for "kindling": 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