noun the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
- fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries
verb shine with a sudden light
- The night sky flared with the massive bombardment
verb be in flames or aflame
- The sky seemed to flame in the Hawaiian sunset
verb criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium
- the person who posted an inflammatory message got flamed
, OF. flame
, F. flamme
, fr. L. flamma
, fr. flamma
, fr. flagrare
to burn. See Flagrant
, and cf. Flamneau
- A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat; darting or streaming fire; a blaze; a fire.
- Burning zeal or passion; elevated and noble enthusiasm; glowing imagination; passionate excitement or anger. "In a flame of zeal severe."
Where flames refin'd in breasts seraphic glow.
Smit with the love of sister arts we came,
And met congenial, mingling flame with flame.
- Ardor of affection; the passion of love.
- A person beloved; a sweetheart.
Syn. -- Blaze; brightness; ardor. See Blaze.
Flame intransitive verb
, F. flamber
, OF. also, flamer
. See Flame
imperfect & past participle Flamed ; present participle & verbal noun Flaming
- To burn with a flame or blaze; to burn as gas emitted from bodies in combustion; to blaze.
The main blaze of it is past, but a small thing would make it flame again.
- To burst forth like flame; to break out in violence of passion; to be kindled with zeal or ardor.
He flamed with indignation.
Flame transitive verb
- To kindle; to inflame; to excite.
And flamed with zeal of vengeance inwardly.
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