from The Century Dictionary.
- To give birth to; bring forth, as young.
- To bring forth young.
- To set fire to; set on fire; cause to burn; light: as, to
kindletinder or coal; to kindle a fire.
- To inflame, as the passions or feelings; rouse into activity; excite; fire: as, to
kindleanger 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.
- noun Progeny; young.
- noun A brood or litter.
- To be with young: an English fanciers' term applied to rabbits.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- verb obsolete To bring forth young.
- transitive verb To set on fire; to cause to burn with flame; to ignite; to cause to begin burning; to start; to light.
- transitive verb Fig.: To inflame, as the passions; to rouse; to provoke; to excite to action; to heat; to fire; to animate; to incite.
- intransitive verb To take fire; to begin to burn with flame; to start as a flame.
- intransitive verb To begin to be excited; to grow warm or animated; to be roused or exasperated.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun obsolete A
collectiveterm for a group of kittens.
- verb transitive To start (a
fire) or light (a torch).
- verb transitive, figuratively To arouse or inspire (a passion, etc).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb catch fire
- verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
- verb cause to start burning
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