AskDefine | Define burner

Dictionary Definition



1 an apparatus for burning fuel (or refuse); "a diesel engine is an oil burner"
2 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"

User Contributed Dictionary




burner (plural: burners)
  1. An element on a kitchen stove that generates localized heat for cooking.
  2. Someone or something which burns.
  3. A device that generates localized heat for experiments; a bunsen burner.
  4. A device that allows data or music to be stored on a CDR or CDROM.
  5. A device for burning refuse; an incinerator
  6. A device that burns fuel; e.g. a diesel engine; a hot-air balloon's propulsion system.
  7. A person who has attended "Burning Man", and considers himself or herself to be a member of that community.



Extensive Definition

Burner may refer to:
Burner is also a slang term for:
  • a cell phone meant to be used for only a short term and then thrown away in criminal circumstances; made popular by the HBO television show The Wire
  • an elaborate piece of graffiti, as opposed to a "tag" or a "throw-up"
  • a person with a sexually transmitted disease
  • a hooligan
  • a gun

See also

A person who smokes copious amount of marijuana.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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