Definitions of burner
  1. noun
    an apparatus for burning fuel (or refuse)
    “a diesel engine is an oil burner
    see moresee less
    show 7 types...
    hide 7 types...
    blowlamp, blowtorch, torch
    a burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame
    gas bracket
    a pipe with one or more burners projecting from a wall
    gas burner, gas jet
    burner such that combustible gas issues from a nozzle to form a steady flame
    bunsen, bunsen burner, etna
    a gas burner used in laboratories; has an air valve to regulate the mixture of gas and air
    gas ring
    gas burner consisting of a circular metal pipe with several small holes through which gas can escape to be burned
    oxyacetylene torch
    a blowtorch that burns oxyacetylene
    pilot, pilot burner, pilot light
    small auxiliary gas burner that provides a flame to ignite a larger gas burner
    type of:
    apparatus, setup
    equipment designed to serve a specific function
  2. noun
    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 ones”
    see moresee less
    type of:
    heating element
    the component of a heater or range that transforms fuel or electricity into heat
Word Family

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.


  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week


  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week


  • Number of words: 700+
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Time: 1 hour / week