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. [1913 Webster]

His breath kindleth coals. --Job xii. 21. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

So is a contentious man to kindle strife. --Prov. xxvi. 21. [1913 Webster]

Nothing remains but that I kindle the boy thither. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire. --Dryden.

Syn: Enkindle; light; ignite; inflame; provoke; excite; arouse; stir up. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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