(noun, verb)


1. (obsolete) A group of kittens.

- A kindle of kittens.


1. catch fire

- The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles

Similar word(s): inflame

Definition categories: weather

2. cause to start burning

- The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds

Similar word(s): conflagrate, enkindle, inflame

Definition categories: weather, ignite, light

3. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

Similar word(s): arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, provoke, raise

Definition categories: emotion, create, make

Sentences with kindle as a verb:

- He kindled an enthusiasm for the project in his fellow workers.