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Stories of all lengths and depths come from different parts of the cave. For a novel, you must lay in mental, physical and spiritual provision as for a siege or for a time of hectic explosions, while a short story is, or can be, a steady, timed flame like the lighting of a blow lamp on a building site full of dry tinder.
Jane Gardam

Meaning of "tinder" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TINDER

Old English tynder; related to Old Norse tundr, Old High German zuntara.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TINDER

tinder  [ˈtɪndə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TINDER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tinder is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TINDER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tinder

Tinder

Tinder is easily combustible material used to ignite fires by rudimentary methods. A small fire consisting of tinder is then used to ignite kindling. Anything that can be ignited by a match can be considered tinder; or by more rigorous definition, anything that begins to glow under a shower of sparks. The more restrictive definition is important in the study of survival skills, which redefines kindling as material requiring a match to ignite it. Materials commonly used as tinder: ▪ Dry pine needles, leaves or grass ▪ Birch bark ▪ Dead, standing goldenrod ▪ Cloth, lint, or frayed rope ▪ Char cloth ▪ Cotton swabs, tampons ▪ Paper, paper towels, toilet paper, etc. ▪ Dry bread or knäckebröd and shoe polish ▪ Tortilla Chips ▪ Punk wood or charred wood ▪ Some types of fungus ▪ Bird down ▪ Small twigs ▪ Fatwood, also known as rich pine or pine knot. ▪ Fine-grade soap-coated steel wool ▪ Shaved magnesium or other alkaline earth metals Whichever material is used, the thinner it is and the more surface there is, and especially edges, the more easily it will ignite. With wood, this can be achieved by shaving slivers off it.

Definition of tinder in the English dictionary

The definition of tinder in the dictionary is dry wood or other easily combustible material used for lighting a fire. Other definition of tinder is anything inflammatory or dangerous.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TINDER


binder
ˈbaɪndə
blinder
ˈblaɪndə
calendar
ˈkælɪndə
calender
ˈkælɪndə
cinder
ˈsɪndə
cylinder
ˈsɪlɪndə
finder
ˈfaɪndə
grinder
ˈɡraɪndə
hinder
ˈhɪndə
kinda
ˈkaɪndə
kinder
ˈkɪndə
minder
ˈmaɪndə
pathfinder
ˈpɑːθˌfaɪndə
pinder
ˈpɪndə
rangefinder
ˈreɪndʒˌfaɪndə
remainder
rɪˈmeɪndə
reminder
rɪˈmaɪndə
sidewinder
ˈsaɪdˌwaɪndə
viewfinder
ˈvjuːˌfaɪndə
winder
ˈwaɪndə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TINDER

tincal
tinchel
tinct
tinctorial
tinctorially
tincture
tind
Tindal
Tindale
tinderbox
tindery
tine
tinea
tinea barbae
tinea cruris
tinea pedis
tineal
tined
tineid

WORDS THAT END LIKE TINDER

Alexander
angle grinder
bookbinder
child minder
childminder
coffee grinder
direction finder
Fassbinder
gas cylinder
hot-water cylinder
master cylinder
meat grinder
netminder
organ-grinder
oxygen cylinder
rejoinder
ring binder
six-cylinder
slave cylinder
sonic depth finder
window winder

Synonyms and antonyms of tinder in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tinder» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TINDER

Find out the translation of tinder to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tinder from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tinder» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

火种
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

yesca
570 millions of speakers

English

tinder
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चकमक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صوفان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Tinder
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tinder
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শুষ্ক খড়কুটা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

amadou
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pengikat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zunder
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

火口
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

부싯깃
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tinder
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiêm của quẹt máy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெடிமருந்துப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टिंडर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Tinder
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tinder
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

krzesiwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Tinder
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tinder
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προσάναμμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tonder
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tinder
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tinder
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tinder

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TINDER»

The term «tinder» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.356 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TINDER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tinder

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QUOTES WITH «TINDER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tinder.
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Jane Gardam
Stories of all lengths and depths come from different parts of the cave. For a novel, you must lay in mental, physical and spiritual provision as for a siege or for a time of hectic explosions, while a short story is, or can be, a steady, timed flame like the lighting of a blow lamp on a building site full of dry tinder.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TINDER»

Discover the use of tinder in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tinder and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Fabric of Hope: An Essay
This superb new volume is addressed to everyone interested in hope, regardless of their religious or philosophical beliefs.
Glenn Tinder, 1999
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Tinder
But will all the riches in the world bring him the thing he most desires? Fairy tales are often the cruellest stories of all; in this exquisite novel Sally Gardner writes about great love and great loss.
Sally Gardner, 2013
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Liberty: Rethinking an Imperiled Ideal
"Liberty is a dangerous concept.
Glenn E. Tinder, 2007
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Engineering Digital Design: Revised Second Edition
In the REVISED Second Edition modern notation combines with state-of-the-art treatment of the most important subjects in digital design to provide the student with the background needed to enter industry or graduate study at a competitive ...
Richard F. Tinder, 2000
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The Tinder Box
In the small Hampshire village of Sowerbridge, Irish labourer Patrick O’Riordan has been arrested for the brutal murder of elderly Lavinia Fanshaw and her live-in nurse, Dorothy Jenkins.
Minette Walters, 2011
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Tinder-Box Criminal Aggression: Neuropsychology, Demography, ...
This work integrates relative contributions made by such intrapersonal characteristics as the need for serial stimulation, impairment in foresight and planfulness, and the acquisition of a taste for risk on the one hand, with such factors ...
Nathaniel J. Pallone, James J. Hennessy, 1996
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The Tinder Box: How Politically Correct Ideology Destroyed ...
The Tinder Box describes how the U.S. Forest Service destroyed itself. This effort was organized and directed by high level employees ranging far beyond the parameters of the Bernardi Consent Decree as approved by a federal judge.
Christopher Burchfield, 2012
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Bundle o' tinder
The third annual Anthony Hecht Prize winning poetry collection.
Rose Kelleher, 2008
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House of Tinder
When Ravi and Kalpana Gopal came to America in 1984, they brought with them hopes and dreams of a new life.
Murali Balaji, 2003
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Tinder Box: The Iroquois Theater Disaster 1903
Chronicles the events surrounding the fire at the Iroquois Theatre in Chicago on December 30, 1903, explaining how the "absolutely fire-proof" building became a funeral pyre for hundreds of victims.
Anthony P. Hatch, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TINDER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tinder is used in the context of the following news items.
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Married at First Sight couple split up after groom spotted on Tinder
In the pre-recorded programme's final episode it was revealed they had split after about three weeks after the groom signed up to online dating service Tinder ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Tinder Rolls Out Verified Profiles For Celebrities, Athletes Or …
Tinder, the dating app owned by IAC, has just rolled out verified profiles for celebrities and other notable figures. Just as you see on Twitter, verified users will be ... «TechCrunch, Jul 15»
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Hilary Duff Says She's Done with Tinder, Commends Miley Cyrus for …
Hilary Duff has only nice things to say about Miley Cyrus – though her feelings on the TV show that shot her to fame, Lizzie McGuire, are a bit more mixed. «People Magazine, Jul 15»
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Tinder is going public
In March, Tinder announced that Chris Payne, formerly in charge of eBay's North America operations, would take over as CEO. In February, analysts at Morgan ... «Business Insider, Jun 15»
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Shane Warne: Women don't believe it's me on Tinder
The 45-year-old former Australian international has downloaded Tinder, a dating app popular among twentysomethings, but most women he messages do not ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»
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Tinder and other dating apps cause STD rates to skyrocket, new …
In a number of ways, the dating game today is easier than it's ever been. Thanks to mobile apps like Tinder, Hinge, Grindr, and OK Cupid — just to name a few ... «BGR, May 15»
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Tinder and hookup apps blamed for rise in STDs
Rhode Island's Department of Health says that sexually transmitted diseases are way up in the state, in part because of the increase of hookup apps like Tinder. «CNNMoney, May 15»
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Hilary Duff Has Joined Tinder, Says She's Never Dated 'Just a Normie'
"It's true, I'm on Tinder," Duff, 27, told 104.3's Valentine in the Morning on Tuesday. "In my life, I've always had really serious boyfriends, I've always met people ... «People Magazine, Apr 15»
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Tinder Cuddles Up To Instagram In Latest Update
Tinder released an update today that integrates directly with Instagram, letting users scroll through the Instagram profiles of their potential matches within the app ... «TechCrunch, Apr 15»
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Tinder is changing the way millennials think about love, one swipe …
In March, dominant mobile dating app Tinder announced it was moving to monetize its widely-used service with Tinder Plus, a premium monthly subscription ... «Quartz, Mar 15»

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