What does the word kindle mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Watkin Tench
  3. Kindle a fire and burn them before me, for I care not. – Khaled, A Tale of Arabia by F. Marion Crawford
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