2 entries found.
Main Entry: kin·dle
Inflected Form(s): kin·dled; kin·dling \ˈkin(d)-liŋ, ˈkin-dəl-iŋ\
Etymology: Middle English, probably modification of Old Norse kynda; akin to Old High German cuntesal fire
Date: 13th century
[My note: Main entry #1 is self-explanatory, but also of interest, IMO, is entry # 3:
"to cause to glow, to illuminate"
That is their sense of humor, is it not?]
1 : to start (a fire) burning : light
2 a : to stir up : arouse <kindle interest> b : to bring into being : start
3 : to cause to glow : illuminate
1 : to catch fire
2 a : to flare up b : to become animated
3 : to become illuminated— kin·dler \ˈkin(d)-lər, ˈkin-dəl-ər\ noun