warm Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb get warm or warmer
- The soup warmed slowly on the stove
verb make warm or warmer
- The blanket will warm you
adjective 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
adjective psychologically warm; friendly and responsive
- a warm greeting
- a warm personality
- warm support
adjective (color) inducing the impression of warmth; used especially of reds and oranges and yellows
- warm reds and yellows and orange
adjective satellite having or displaying warmth or affection
lovesome; affectionate; tender; fond.
- affectionate children
- a fond embrace
- fond of his nephew
- a tender glance
- a warm embrace
adjective satellite freshly made or left
- a warm trail
- the scent is warm
adjective satellite easily aroused or excited
- a quick temper
- a warm temper
adjective satellite characterized by strong enthusiasm
- ardent revolutionaries
- warm support
adjective satellite characterized by liveliness or excitement or disagreement
- a warm debate
adjective satellite uncomfortable because of possible danger or trouble
- made things warm for the bookies
adjective satellite of a seeker; near to the object sought
- you're getting warm
- hot on the trail
adverb in a warm manner
- warmly dressed
- warm-clad skiers
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.
Having a sensation of heat, esp. of gentle heat; glowing.
Subject to heat; having prevalence of heat, or little or no cold weather; as, the. warmclimate of Egypt
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.
Violent; vehement; furious; excited; passionate; as, a. warmcontest; a warmdebate
Welcome, daylight; we shall have warm work on't. Dryden.
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.
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.
(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 transitive verb
To communicate a moderate degree of heat to; to render warm; to supply or furnish heat to; as, a stove. warmsan 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.
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 intransitive verb
To become warm, or moderately heated; as, the earth soon. warmsin a clear day summer
There shall not be a coal to warm at. Isa. xlvii. 14.
To become ardent or animated; as, the speake. warmsas he proceeds
The act of warming, or the state of being warmed; a warming; a heating.Colloq. Dickens.