American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that burns, especially:
- n. A device, as in a furnace, stove, or gas lamp, that is lighted to produce a flame.
- n. A device on a stovetop, such as a gas jet or electric element, that produces heat.
- n. A unit, such as a furnace, in which something is burned: an oil burner.
- n. An incinerator.
- n. Slang An elaborate mural painted by a graffiti artist, usually on the wall of an abandoned building.
- n. Slang A large, multicolored graffito.
- idiom. on the back burner As a low priority: kept the project on the back burner all summer.
- idiom. on the front burner As a high priority.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who burns or sets fire to anything.
- n. The part of a lamp from which the flame is sues; the part that holds the wick; also, the jetpiece from which a gas-flame issues. Burners include all forms of apparatus for burning gas, oils, or vapors, singly or in combination: as, a hydrocarbon burner, carbureting gas-burner, lime-light burner, regenerative burner, etc. See
- n. A device for heating a painted surface so that the paint can be removed. It has a lamp to which a blowpipe is attached, by which the flame from naphtha is driven with great force against the paint softening it so that it can be scraped off.
- n. Someone or something which burns.
- n. An element on a kitchen stove that generates localized heat for cooking.
- n. chemistry A device that generates localized heat for experiments; a bunsen burner.
- n. A device that burns fuel; e.g. a diesel engine; a hot-air balloon's propulsion system.
- n. A device for burning refuse; an incinerator
- n. computing A device that allows data or music to be stored on a CDR or CD-ROM.
- n. slang A mobile phone used for only a short time and then thrown away so that the owner cannot be traced.
- n. slang An elaborate piece of graffiti.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, burns or sets fire to anything.
- n. The part of a lamp, gas fixture, etc., where the flame is produced.
- n. an apparatus for burning fuel (or refuse)
- n. the heating elements of a stove or range on which pots and pans are placed for cooking
“The three burner is also used for chili cook-offs.”
“The moment that the worthy Charcoal-burner is canvass'd over in conversation he appears to my fancy to loose a part of that singular interest he so promptly and forcibly claims in your recital of his history.”
“Now I constantly find myself using Windows 7's built in burner software, and I haven't missed functionality so far.”
“Dacor's control knobs have LED illumination so that you can always tell when a burner is lit.”
“The burner is large enough to keep it stable, yet small enough not to cover any vents at the bottom.”
“The burner is our vision to move beyond LEO and I pray those with insight will make the right decisions and listen to our national treasure of engineers and scientists in an ever shrinking pool.”
“Be sure to cook them on medium heat; if the burner is set too high, spots on the flatbreads will burn before the dough is cooked though.”
“An external storage device and/or DVD burner is a must with these larger Mp cameras.”
“This tends to happen on sony, vertabim and even acer disks (likely more) or the laser on the rewriteable cd or dvd burner is the reason.”
“The orifice where the gas enters the burner is much larger in a natural gas appliance than it is for a propane appliance for several reasons, including the differences in pressure.”
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