- A element on a kitchen stove that generates localized heat for cooking.
- Someone or something which burns.
- (chemistry): A device that generates localized heat for experiments; a bunsen burner.
- (computing): A device that allows data or music to be stored on a CDR or CDROM.
- A device for burning refuse; an incinerator
- A device that burns fuel; e.g. a diesel engine; a hot-air balloon's propulsion system.
- A person who has attended "Burning Man", and considers himself or herself to be a member of that community.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
BURNER. A clap. The blowen tipped the swell a burner;
the girl gave the gentleman a clap.
BURNER. He is no burner of navigable rivers; i.e. he is no
conjuror, or man of extraordinary abilities; or rather,
he is, but a simple fellow. See THAMES.
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)
Burn"er (&?;), n. 1. One
who, or that which, burns or sets fire to anything.
2. The part of a lamp, gas fixture, etc., where the
flame is produced.
Bunsen's burner (Chem.), a kind of burner,
invented by Professor Bunsen of Heidelberg, consisting of a straight
tube, four or five inches in length, having small holes for the entrance of
air at the bottom. Illuminating gas being also admitted at the bottom, a
mixture of gas and air is formed which burns at the top with a feebly
luminous but intensely hot flame. -- Argand burner,
Rose burner, etc. See under Argand,
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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