American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To build or fuel (a fire).
- v. To set fire to; ignite.
- v. To cause to glow; light up: The sunset kindled the skies.
- v. To arouse (an emotion, for example): "No spark had yet kindled in him an intellectual passion” ( George Eliot).
- v. To catch fire; burst into flame.
- v. To become bright; glow.
- v. To become inflamed.
- v. To be stirred up; rise.
- n. A brood or litter, especially of kittens. See Synonyms at flock1.
- v. To give birth to young. Used especially of rabbits.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To give birth to; bring forth, as young.
- To bring forth young.
- n. Progeny; young.
- n. A brood or litter.
- To set fire to; set on fire; cause to burn; light: as, to kindle tinder or coal; to kindle a fire.
- To inflame, as the passions or feelings; rouse into activity; excite; fire: as, to kindle anger or wrath; to kindle love.
- To move by instigation; provoke; incite; entice.
- To light up; illuminate.
- Synonyms To ignite, set fire to.
- To awaken, stimulate, whet, foment, work up.
- To take fire; begin to burn.
- To begin to glow; light up; grow bright.
- To begin to be excited; grow warm or animated; be roused.
- To be with young: an English fanciers' term applied to rabbits.
- n. obsolete A collective term for a group of kittens.
- v. transitive To start (a fire) or light (a torch).
- v. transitive, figuratively To arouse or inspire (a passion, etc).
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To bring forth young.
- v. To set on fire; to cause to burn with flame; to ignite; to cause to begin burning; to start; to light.
- v. Fig.: To inflame, as the passions; to rouse; to provoke; to excite to action; to heat; to fire; to animate; to incite.
- v. To take fire; to begin to burn with flame; to start as a flame.
- v. To begin to be excited; to grow warm or animated; to be roused or exasperated.
- v. catch fire
- v. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
- v. cause to start burning
- From Old Norse kynda (Wiktionary)
- Middle English kindelen (influenced by kindelen, to give birth to, cause), probably from Old Norse kynda.Middle English kindelen, to give birth to, from kindel, offspring, from Old English gecynd; see kind2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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