tinder
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈtɪndə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈtɪndəɹ/
Noun

tinder

  1. Small dry sticks and finely-divided fibrous matter etc., used to help light a fire.
Related terms Translations Verb

tinder (tinders, present participle tindering; past and past participle tindered)

  1. (transitive) To set fire to; torch.
    • , Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
      Is heaven a murderer when its lightning strikes a would-be murderer in his bed, tindering sheets and skin together?

Tinder
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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