tinder

noun tin·der \ ˈtin-dər \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of tinder

1 : a very flammable substance adaptable for use as kindling
2 : something that serves to incite or inflame
  • that rhetoric was ready tinder for revolution
  • —Margaret Peters

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Origin and Etymology of tinder

Middle English, from Old English tynder; akin to Old High German zuntra tinder, Old English tendan to kindle


TINDER Defined for English Language Learners

tinder

noun

Definition of tinder for English Language Learners

  • : dry material (such as wood or grass) that burns easily and can be used to start a fire


TINDER Defined for Kids

tinder

noun tin·der \ ˈtin-dər \

Definition of tinder for Students

: material that burns easily and can be used as kindling


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