from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person who stirs up trouble or kindles a revolt.
  • noun A piece of burning wood.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A piece of wood kindled or on fire; a piece of any burning substance.
  • noun Hence That which or one who sets on fire, literally or figuratively; specifically, an incendiary, in any sense; especially, one who inflames factions, or causes contention and mischief.
  • noun In heraldry, specifically, a torch. When ignited it is blazoned as firebrand inflamed. It is represented as a torch or as a pale or pallet raguly couped. In the latter case it is always inflamed at the top.
  • Of an incendiary nature.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A piece of burning wood.
  • noun One who inflames factions, or causes contention and mischief; an incendiary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An argumentative troublemaker or revolutionary; one who agitates against the current situation.
  • noun A torch or other burning stick with a flame at one end.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who deliberately foments trouble
  • noun a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning


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  • incend who sends out? (or incenses outsensed)

    March 21, 2012