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kindle


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kindle  \Kin"dle\  (k[i^]n"d'l),  v.  i. 
  1.  To  take  fire;  to  begin  to  burn  with  flame;  to  start  as  a 
  flame. 
 
  When  thou  walkest  through  the  fire,  thou  shalt  not 
  be  burned;  neither  shall  the  flame  kindle  upon  thee. 
  --Is.  xliii. 
  2. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kindle  \Kin"dle\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [OE.  kindlen,  cundlen  See  {Kind}.] 
  To  bring  forth  young.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  The  poor  beast  had  but  lately  kindled.  --Holland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kindle  \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. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Kindling  her  undazzled  eyes  at  the  full  midday  beam. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Could  swell  the  soul  to  rage,  or  kindle  soft  desire. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  Enkindle;  light;  ignite;  inflame;  provoke;  excite; 
  arouse;  stir  up 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kindle 
  v  1:  catch  fire 
  2:  start  burning  [syn:  {enkindle}] 
  3:  call  forth;  of  emotions,  feelings,  and  responses;  "arouse 
  pity";  "raise  a  smile";  "evoke  sympathy"  [syn:  {arouse},  {elicit}, 
  {enkindle},  {evoke},  {fire},  {raise},  {provoke}] 




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