Definition of Burner

1. Noun. An apparatus for burning fuel (or refuse). "A diesel engine is an oil burner"

Generic synonyms: Apparatus, Setup
Specialized synonyms: Blowlamp, Blowtorch, Torch, Gas Bracket, Gas Burner, Gas Jet
Derivative terms: Burn

2. Noun. The heating elements of a stove or range on which pots and pans are placed for cooking. "The electric range had one large burner and three smaller one"
Generic synonyms: Heating Element

Definition of Burner

1. n. One who, or that which, burns or sets fire to anything.

Definition of Burner

1. Noun. A participant in the Burning Man festival. ¹

2. Noun. Someone or something which burns. ¹

3. Noun. An element on a kitchen stove that generates localized heat for cooking. ¹

4. Noun. (chemistry) A device that generates localized heat for experiments; a bunsen burner. ¹

5. Noun. A device that burns fuel; e.g. a diesel engine; a hot-air balloon's propulsion system. ¹

6. Noun. A device for burning refuse; an incinerator ¹

7. Noun. (computing) A device that allows data or music to be stored on a CDR or CD-ROM. ¹

8. Noun. (slang) A mobile phone used for only a short time and then thrown away so that the owner cannot be traced. ¹

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Definition of Burner

1. one that burns [n -S] - See also: burns

Medical Definition of Burner

1. 1. One who, or that which, burns or sets fire to anything. 2. The part of a lamp, gas fixture, etc, where the flame is produced. Bunsen's burner, a kind of burner, invented by Professor Bunsen of Heidelberg, consisting of a straight tube, four or five inches in length, having small holes for the entrance of air at the bottom. Illuminating gas being also admitted at the bottom, a mixture of gas and air is formed which burns at the top with a feebly luminous but intensely hot flame. Argand burner, Rose burner, etc. See Argand, Rose, etc. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Burner

burn plant
burn rubber
burn the midnight oil
burn to a crisp
burn units
burn up
burned down
burned out
burner syndrome
burnet bloodwort

Literary usage of Burner

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1896)
"The burner selected was a Sugg Argand gas burner, size D, fitted with an opaque screen of ... In this class of a screen and burner the distances employed in ..."

2. Chemical Technology, Or, Chemistry in Its Applications to Arts and Manufactures by Charles Edward Groves, William Thorp, Friedrich Ludwig Knapp, Thomas Richardson, Edmund Ronalds, Henry Watts, William Joseph Dibdin (1900)
"There are limits to the highest efficiency of every burner of whatever kind, and the aim should be to restrict its employment within these limits. ..."

3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"From the shape of the flame so produced this burner received the name of the " cockspur " burner, and it was the one used by Murdoch when in 1807 he fitted ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The button fixed on the end of a wiro is placed right above the burner tube ;/, and throws out equally all round against the flame the current of air which ..."

5. A Dictionary of Electrical Words, Terms and Phrases by Edwin James Houston (1903)
"Burner, Argand Electric An ar- gand gas-burner that is lighted by means of an electric spark. The argand electric burner assumes a variety of forms, ..."

6. United States Reports, Supreme Court: Cases Argued and Adjudged in the by United States Supreme Court, William T. Otto (1904)
"Said improvements consist, — First, in perforating the base of the burner- tube with small holes or passages for gas to escape at the base of the burner and ..."

7. Transactions by England Society of Engineers (London (1872)
"London burner was constructed upon calculations and from experiments made with other burners. He (Mr. Sugg) had never tried any experiments for illuminating ..."

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