Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To take fire; become excited.

Part of speech: verb

To set fire to; excite; inflame; illuminate.

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Usage examples "kindle":

  1. If time went on before the parties were brought together, she might grow more obstinate, and kindle a like spirit in him. - "Callista", John Henry Cardinal Newman.
  2. With a lighted stick brought from the canoe they now kindle a small fire at the mouth of the hut and prepare to dress their meal. - "A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson", Watkin Tench.
  3. Kindle a fire and burn them before me, for I care not. - "Khaled, A Tale of Arabia", F. Marion Crawford.