burner

Definitions

  • Welsbach gas burner
    Welsbach gas burner
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n burner an apparatus for burning fuel (or refuse) "a diesel engine is an oil burner"
    • n burner 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"
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Methylated Spirit Burner Methylated Spirit Burner

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pigturducken is a pig, stuffed with a turkey, which is stuffed with a chicken, deep fried in oil, which is usually put into something similar to a horse trough over propane burners.
    • Burner One who, or that which, burns or sets fire to anything.
    • Burner The part of a lamp, gas fixture, etc., where the flame is produced.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n burner A person who burns or sets fire to anything.
    • n burner The part of a lamp from which the flame is sues; the part that holds the wick; also, the jetpiece from which a gas-flame issues. Burners include all forms of apparatus for burning gas, oils, or vapors, singly or in combination: as, a hydrocarbon burner, carbureting gas-burner, lime-light burner, regenerative burner, etc. See lamp-burner and gas-burner.
    • n burner A device for heating a painted surface so that the paint can be removed. It has a lamp to which a blowpipe is attached, by which the flame from naphtha is driven with great force against the paint softening it so that it can be scraped off.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Burner the part of a lamp or gas-jet from which the flame arises
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Quotations

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
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    “Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.”

Idioms

Back burner - If an issue is on the back burner, it is being given low priority.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S.; the weak verb bœrnan, bœrnde, bœrned, has been confused with beornan, byrnan, barn, bornen; cf. Ger. brennen, to burn.

Usage

In literature:

In the centre of the ceiling is a huge ventilator, beneath which is suspended the lighting apparatus, containing 100 burners.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
His father, a poor charcoal burner, was pleased to get rid of so ugly and useless a child.
"Tell Me Another Story" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
A silver incense-burner smoked upon a large praying-carpet, and by it stood the man in the crocodile mask.
"Brood of the Witch-Queen" by Sax Rohmer
I was bucking rockets on the old chemical burners.
"Danger in Deep Space" by Carey Rockwell
The bath is heated by two round gas-boiling burners of the type already referred to.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
It shows the arrangement of the burners, the track for the car and the way in which it fits into the furnace.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
This for the honest man; the crooked man, the thief, the brand-burner is not so troubled.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
Paint Rock has long been a rendezvous for bushwhackers and bridge burners.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
The globe was cracked, and the incandescent burner was broken.
"The Shrieking Pit" by Arthur J. Rees
Wipe the burner and any other part of the lamp that may be oily.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
Much is used for lighting with incandescent burners, and asbestos grates and gas ranges have replaced the open-burner stoves and grates.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory
I converted the oil-stove into an alcohol-burner, and used it to heat the irons.
"A Negro Explorer at the North Pole" by Matthew A. Henson
I went up at once, and the form came out and stood in very fair light from the gas-burners.
"Seen and Unseen" by E. Katharine Bates
And their old freighter was a chemical burner!
"On the Trail of the Space Pirates" by Carey Rockwell
And the fizzing gas-burners, inevitable accompaniment of night at the period, kept watch above.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Lacking gas, one of the single burner oil stoves may be used.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
Then he leapt at the gas and a burner flamed from the match.
"Light Freights, Complete" by W. W. Jacobs
The lungs are great garbage-burners.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
What a flood of light those sun-burners in the roof pour down!
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873" by Various
A second holder containing olefiant gas was then connected with the ring-burner.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
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In poetry:

Reason requires that I approve
The light-bulb which I cannot love:
To me more reverence-commanding
A fish-tail burner on the landing.
"Doggerel" by W H Auden
His despair seems to detain him like a pillory
As he lowers his anemic head in rowing,
He circulates among the boats at anchor,
Cargo-boats, steamers, coal-burners...
"Japan —Nagasaki" by Henry Jean-Marie Levet
To drop from the charcoal-burners ' huts,
Or climb from the hemp-dressers' low shed,
Leave the grange where the woodman stores his nuts,
Or the wattled cote where the fowlers spread
Their gear on the rock's bare juts.
"By The Fire-Side" by Robert Browning
Then a creaking cart came slowly, which a charcoal-burner drove.
He found the dead man lying, a ghastly treasure-trove;
He raised the corpse for charity, and on his wagon laid,
And so the Red King drove in state from out the forest glade.
"The Death of William Rufus" by Robert Fuller Murray

In news:

Federal debt and carbon emissions are indeed two big problems on the nation's front burner.
Pig Destroyer Guitarist Scott Hull Discusses 'Book Burner,' Gear and More.
Book Burner' marks Pig Destroyer 's first disc in nearly five years and if 'Burning Palm' is any indication of what's to come with the rest of the disc, Christmas is coming early for extreme metal fans.
The company announced Monday that it will be unveiling a quartet of fuel-efficient oil-burners at the L.A.
One of the hottest new apps to hit the iPhone last week was Burner, an app that allows you to create temporary, disposable phone numbers to protect your identity.
The new Burner app for iPhone generates throw-away phone numbers, which can be used for undercover operations or by those who simply prefer a deep layer of privacy.
Portions of galbi beef are cut into smaller pieces as it cooks on a tabletop burner.
The lottery question gets those dreams and desires out in the open, on the front burner.
Now green coffee extract is flying of the shelf as he promotes that latest in a long line of miracle fat burners.
Former Sen Judd Gregg is spearheading an effort in New Hampshire to put the mounting federal deficit and debt on the front burner not only of political debate, but more importantly, he says of congressional action.
Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalThe Gold Country Burners group won the Festival of LIghts Best Float Presentation with a fiery display on their floats.
True to the name, you can fill your pots right on the burner top, and avoid carrying water-filled pots across your kitchen.
Election Reform on Florida's Front Burner.
A well-seasoned large (2-burner) ridged grill pan.
If you use gas, leave one set of burners off to achieve the same effect.
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In science:

This was the only significant progress on the problem for over a quarter century, even though the problem did not sit on the back burner.
Problems from Topology Proceedings
All post-AGB tracks used for our analysis see the star leave the AGB as hydrogen-burners.
Anyone out there? Galactic Halo Post-AGB stars
He-burners evolve slower and thus would produce an even higher number of observable stars.
Anyone out there? Galactic Halo Post-AGB stars
But the burner experts say that the backflow along the axis of a swirling jet occurs even in the absence of the walls o f the apparatus.
Vortex flow in the technology of radiation wave cracking (RWC)
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