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Meaning of KINDLE

Pronunciation:  'kindl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  call forth; of emotions, feelings, and responses; "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
  2. [v]  cause to start burning; "The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds"
  3. [v]  catch fire; "The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles"

KINDLE is a 6 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: arouse, conflagrate, elicit, enkindle, enkindle, evoke, fire, inflame, provoke, raise
 See Also: anger, ask for, bruise, create, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, draw, excite, fire up, flare up, heat, hurt, ignite, ignite, infatuate, inflame, injure, interest, invite, light, make, offend, overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, prick, rekindle, rekindle, shake, shake up, shame, spite, stimulate, stir, stir up, sweep over, untune, upset, wake, whelm, wound



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Kin"dle\, v. t. & i. [OE. kindlen, cundlen. See {Kind}.]
    To bring forth young. [Obs.] --Shak.
          The poor beast had but lately kindled.   --Holland.
  2. \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.
             Kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam.
             Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire.
    Syn: Enkindle; light; ignite; inflame; provoke; excite;
         arouse; stir up.
  3. \Kin"dle\ (k[i^]n"d'l), v. i.
    1. To take fire; to begin to burn with flame; to start as a
             When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not
             be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
                                                   --Is. xliii.
    2. Fig.: To begin to be excited; to grow warm or animated; to
       be roused or exasperated.
             On all occasions where forbearance might be called
             for, the Briton kindles, and the Christian gives
             way.                                  --I. Taylor.
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