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Definition of Kindle


  1. To bring forth young.
  2. To set on fire; to cause to burn with flame; to ignite; to cause to begin burning; to start; to light; as, to kindle a match, or shavings.
  3. Fig.: To inflame, as the passions; to rouse; to provoke; to excite to action; to heat; to fire; to animate; to incite; as, to kindle anger or wrath; to kindle the flame of love, or love into a flame.
  4. To take fire; to begin to burn with flame; to start as a flame.
  5. Fig.: To begin to be excited; to grow warm or animated; to be roused or exasperated.

Kindle Quotations

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
William Shakespeare

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
Carl Jung

The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.

Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.
Francis Bacon

A Kindle returns us to the inconvenience of the scroll, except with batteries and electronic glitches. It's as handy as bringing Homer along to recite the 'Iliad' while playing a lyre.
P. J. O'Rourke
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Kindle Translations

kindle in Afrikaans is aan die brand steek
kindle in Dutch is aansteken, doen ontbranden, aanmaken
kindle in French is allumer, enflammer
kindle in Italian is infiammare
kindle in Latin is inflammo, aduro (adustum)
kindle in Norwegian is tenne
kindle in Portuguese is acender
kindle in Spanish is inflamar, encender

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