American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An open fire in a fireplace.
- n. A fireplace.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Fire; flame; blaze.
- n. A household fire or fireplace.
- n. A favorite, particularly a male favorite, in a bad sense; a paramour.
- n. In a general sense, a person beloved; a friend.
- To wheedle; coax.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Obs. or Scot. Flame; blaze; a fire; a fireplace.
- n. obsolete A paramour; a favourite; a sweetheart; an engle.
- v. obsolete To cajole or coax; to wheedle. See engle.
- Origin unknown. (Wiktionary)
- Perhaps Scottish Gaelic aingeal, fire, light. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And above the ingle was another slab of oak from the same tree.”
“For example, ingle, meaning boy (= Ger. jüngling), has been wholly obliterated by the English word.”
“At NCVO, we are looking at how we can work constructively with other networks to identify gaps and opportunities, including connecting with our European national partners in ENNA.The EESC study group will prepare an exploratory opinion on social entrepreneurship for the section for the ingle market, production and consumption to be finalised in October, and the next public hearing will be in Brussels on 28 July.”
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“[S] ingle mothers with dependent children have the highest rate of poverty across all demographic groups (Olson & Banyard, 1993).”
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