Last modified on 11 March 2015, at 23:04


See also: Burner




burner (plural burners)

  1. Someone or something which burns.
  2. An element on a kitchen stove that generates localized heat for cooking.
    • 1975, Bob Dylan, Tangled Up in Blue
      She lit a burner on the stove
      And offered me a pipe
      "I thought you'd never say hello", she said
      "You look like the silent type"
  3. (chemistry) A device that generates localized heat for experiments; a bunsen burner.
  4. A device that burns fuel; e.g. a diesel engine; a hot-air balloon's propulsion system.
  5. A device for burning refuse; an incinerator
  6. (computing) A device that allows data or music to be stored on a CDR or CD-ROM.
  7. (slang) A mobile phone used for only a short time and then thrown away so that the owner cannot be traced.
  8. (computing) An app that creates temporary phone numbers for a user.
  9. (slang) An elaborate piece of graffiti.
    • 2011, Adam Melnyk, Visual Orgasm: The Early Years of Canadian Graffiti (page 84)
      [] we were doing productions, burners like 100 feet long and as tall as we could get, standing on people's shoulders, []


  • (element on kitchen stone, UK): ring