What does the word ignite mean?

Usage examples for ignite

  1. At the hour of midnight the explosives will ignite and all the Moors will run there to put out the fire, and your grace will be armed and waiting with all your men. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  2. So did a couple of Italian detectives from Headquarters who had been following him and now, at his very heels, watched him enter another tenement, take a bomb from his tray, and ignite a time fuse. – Courts and Criminals by Arthur Train
  3. It's hot- not hot enough to ignite the woodwork, but plenty warm enough to fry eggs on the sidewalks- and the whole town is out on the porches and lawns chasing a breeze, except the band. – Homeburg Memories by George Helgesen Fitch