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Definition of "kindle" []

  • To build or fuel (a fire). (verb-transitive)
  • To set fire to; ignite. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to glow; light up: The sunset kindled the skies. (verb-transitive)
  • To arouse (an emotion, for example): "No spark had yet kindled in him an intellectual passion” ( George Eliot). (verb-transitive)
  • To catch fire; burst into flame. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "kindle" in a sentence
  • "If you love to read and want a great way to carry all your favorite books around the kindle is a wonderful way to do that."
  • "The kindle is working again so I was able to download "Demonkeepers," by Jessica Anderson, to read this weekend."
  • "Reading a newspaper on the current kindle is a painful experience as anyone who has tried knows."