Definitions for: Warm


[adv] in a warm manner; "warmly dressed"; "warm-clad skiers"
[adj] of a seeker; near to the object sought; "you're getting warm"; "hot on the trail"
[adj] uncomfortable because of possible danger or trouble; "made things warm for the bookies"
[adj] characterized by liveliness or excitement or disagreement; "a warm debate"
[adj] characterized by strong enthusiasm; "ardent revolutionaries"; "warm support"
[adj] easily aroused or excited; "a quick temper"; "a warm temper"
[adj] freshly made or left; "a warm trail"; "the scent is warm"
[adj] having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate children"; "caring parents"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"
[adj] having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat or imparting or maintaining heat; "a warm body"; "a warm room"; "a warm climate"; "a warm coat"
[adj] psychologically warm; friendly and responsive; "a warm greeting"; "a warm personality"; "warm support"
[adj] (color) inducing the impression of warmth; used especially of reds and oranges and yellows; "warm reds and yellows and orange"
[v] make warm or warmer; "The blanket will warm you"
[v] get warm or warmer; "The soup warmed slowly on the stove"



Webster (1913) Definition: Warm, a. [Compar. Warmer; superl. Warmest.] [AS.
wearm; akin to OS., OFries., D., & G. warm, Icel. varmr, Sw.
& Dan. varm, Goth. warmjan to warm; probably akin to Lith.
virti to cook, boil; or perhaps to Skr. gharma heat, OL.
formus warm. ???, ???.]
1. Having heat in a moderate degree; not cold as, warm milk.
``Whose blood is warm within.'' --Shak.

Warm and still is the summer night. --Longfellow.

2. Having a sensation of heat, esp. of gentle heat; glowing.

3. Subject to heat; having prevalence of heat, or little or
no cold weather; as, the warm climate of Egypt.

4. Fig.: Not cool, indifferent, lukewarm, or the like, in
spirit or temper; zealous; ardent; fervent; excited;
sprightly; irritable; excitable.

Mirth, and youth, and warm desire! --Milton.

Each warm wish springs mutual from the heart.
--Pope.

They say he's warm man and does not care to be mad?
mouths at. --Addison.

I had been none of the warmest of partisans.
--Hawthor??.

5. Violent; vehement; furious; excited; passionate; as, a
warm contest; a warm debate.

Welcome, daylight; we shall have warm work on't.
--Dryden.

6. Being well off as to property, or in good circumstances;
forehanded; rich. [Colloq.]

Warm householders, every one of them. --W. Irving.

You shall have a draft upon him, payable at sight:
and let me tell you he as warm a man as any within
five miles round him. --Goldsmith.

7. In children's games, being near the object sought for;
hence, being close to the discovery of some person, thing,
or fact concealed. [Colloq.]

Here, indeed, young Mr. Dowse was getting ``warm,''
?? children say at blindman's buff. --Black.

8. (Paint.) Having yellow or red for a basis, or in their
composition; -- said of colors, and opposed to cold which
is of blue and its compounds.

Syn: Ardent; zealous; fervent; glowing; enthusiastic;
cordial; keen; violent; furious; hot.


Warm, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Warmed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Warming.] [AS. wearmian. See Warm, a.]
1. To communicate a moderate degree of heat to; to render
warm; to supply or furnish heat to; as, a stove warms an
apartment.

Then shall it [an ash tree] be for a man to burn;
for he will take thereof and warm himself. --Isa.
xliv 15

Enough to warm, but not enough to burn.
--Longfellow.

2. To make engaged or earnest; to interest; to engage; to
excite ardor or zeal; to enliven.

I formerly warmed my head with reading controversial
writings. --Pope.

Bright hopes, that erst bosom warmed. --Keble.


Warm, v. i. [AS. wearmian.]
1. To become warm, or moderately heated; as, the earth soon
warms in a clear day summer.

There shall not be a coal to warm at. --Isa. xlvii.
14.

2. To become ardent or animated; as, the speake? warms as he
proceeds.


Warm, n.
The act of warming, or the state of being warmed; a warming;
a heating. [Colloq.] --Dickens.

Synonyms: affectionate, ardent, caring, close, cordial, enthusiastic, excitable, fond, fresh, hearty, hot, lively, lovesome, loving, lukewarm, near, quick, strong, tender, tepid, uncomfortable, warm up, warmed, warming, warmly

Antonyms: cool

See Also: alter, chafe, change, emotional, friendly

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