Definition of Tinder

1. Noun. Material for starting a fire.

Exact synonyms: Kindling, Punk, Spunk, Touchwood
Generic synonyms: Igniter, Ignitor, Lighter
Derivative terms: Kindle



Definition of Tinder

1. n. Something very inflammable, used for kindling fire from a spark, as scorched linen.

Definition of Tinder

1. Noun. small dry sticks and finely-divided fibrous matter etc., used to help light a fire. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tinder

1. readily combustible material [n -S] : TINDERY [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tinder

tinctorially
tincts
tinctumutation
tinctura
tincturation
tincture
tincture of iodine
tincture of opium
tinctured
tinctures
tincturing
tind
tindal
tindals
tinded
tinder (current term)
tinder-box
tinder-boxes
tinder box
tinderbox
tinderboxes
tindered
tindering
tinders
tindery
tinding
tindora
tindoras
tinds
tine

Literary usage of Tinder

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

1. Home Life in Colonial Days by Alice Morse Earle (1898)
"The flint, steel, and tinder were usually kept together in a circular tinder-box, ... Though I have tried hundreds of times with this tinder-box, ..."

2. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan (1879)
"... but indeed will do nothing for him; whose leaves are fair, but their heart good for nothing but to be tinder for the devil's tinder-box. ..."

3. Children's Literature: A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher by Charles Madison Curry (1921)
"The first story had sprung into existence, and the 'tinder-Box' drew ... Happy is he who has found his 'tinder- box.'" The translation is by HW Dulcken. ..."

4. Home Life in Colonial Days by Alice Morse Earle (1898)
"The flint, steel, and tinder were usually kept together in a circular tinder-box, ... Though I have tried hundreds of times with this tinder-box, ..."

5. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan (1879)
"... but indeed will do nothing for him; whose leaves are fair, but their heart good for nothing but to be tinder for the devil's tinder-box. ..."

6. Children's Literature: A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher by Charles Madison Curry (1921)
"The first story had sprung into existence, and the 'tinder-Box' drew ... Happy is he who has found his 'tinder- box.'" The translation is by HW Dulcken. ..."

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