To bring forth young.
- To build or fuel (a fire).
- To set fire to; ignite.
- To cause to glow; light up: The sunset kindled the skies.
- To arouse (an emotion, for example): "No spark had yet kindled in him an intellectual passion” ( George Eliot).
- To catch fire; burst into flame.
- To become bright; glow.
- To become inflamed.
- To be stirred up; rise.
- A brood or litter, especially of kittens. See Synonyms at flock1.
- To give birth to young. Used especially of rabbits.