warm

Definitions

  • He Was Just Getting Warmed up 293
    He Was Just Getting Warmed up 293
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj warm of a seeker; near to the object sought "you're getting warm","hot on the trail"
    • adj warm uncomfortable because of possible danger or trouble "made things warm for the bookies"
    • adj warm characterized by liveliness or excitement or disagreement "a warm debate"
    • adj warm characterized by strong enthusiasm "ardent revolutionaries","warm support"
    • adj warm easily aroused or excited "a quick temper","a warm temper"
    • adj warm freshly made or left "a warm trail","the scent is warm"
    • adj warm having or displaying warmth or affection "affectionate children","a fond embrace","fond of his nephew","a tender glance","a warm embrace"
    • adj warm 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 warm psychologically warm; friendly and responsive "a warm greeting","a warm personality","warm support"
    • adj warm (color) inducing the impression of warmth; used especially of reds and oranges and yellows "warm reds and yellows and orange"
    • adv warm in a warm manner "warmly dressed","warm-clad skiers"
    • v warm make warm or warmer "The blanket will warm you"
    • v warm get warm or warmer "The soup warmed slowly on the stove"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Warm Hands music Warm Hands music
She is a Nice, Warm-looking Girl 085 She is a Nice, Warm-looking Girl 085
A WARM BATH A WARM BATH
Archimedes taking a Warm Bath Archimedes taking a Warm Bath
WARMING THEIR LUNCHES AT THE BOILER-FIRE. A STRANGE WAY TO GO TO MEALS WARMING THEIR LUNCHES AT THE BOILER-FIRE. A STRANGE WAY TO GO TO MEALS
"Warm, SIR? I am WARM—AND SOMETHING MORE!" "Warm, SIR? I am WARM—AND SOMETHING MORE!"

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Greece, the climate is so warm that many of the cinemas do not even have roofs
    • Warm Being well off as to property, or in good circumstances; forehanded; rich. "Warm householders, every one of them.""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."
    • Warm 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!""Each warm wish springs mutual from the heart.""They say he's warm man and does not care to be mad mouths at.""I had been none of the warmest of partisans."
    • Warm Having a sensation of heat, esp. of gentle heat; glowing.
    • Warm Having heat in a moderate degree; not cold as, warm milk. "Whose blood is warm within.""Warm and still is the summer night."
    • Warm (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.
    • Warm In children's games, being near the object sought for; hence, being close to the discovery of some person, thing, or fact concealed. "Here, indeed, young Mr. Dowse was getting “ warm ,” children say at blindman's buff."
    • Warm Subject to heat; having prevalence of heat, or little or no cold weather; as, the warm climate of Egypt.
    • n Warm The act of warming, or the state of being warmed; a warming; a heating.
    • Warm To become ardent or animated; as, the speaker warms as he proceeds.
    • Warm 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."
    • Warm 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.""Enough to warm , but not enough to burn."
    • Warm 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.""Bright hopes, that erst bosom warmed ."
    • Warm Violent; vehement; furious; excited; passionate; as, a warm contest; a warm debate. "Welcome, daylight; we shall have warm work on't."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Penguins feathers are covered in fat, which helps keep them warm.
    • warm Having a moderate degree of heat; not cold: as, warm water; warm milk; warm blood; a warm bath.
    • warm Heated; having the sensation of heat; exhibiting the effects of being heated to a moderate degree; hence, flushed.
    • warm Communicating a sensation of warmth, or a moderate degree of heat: as, a warm fire; warm weather.
    • warm Subject to or characterized by the prevalence of a comparatively high temperature, or of moderate heat: as, a warm climate; warm countries.
    • warm Intimate; close; fast: as, warm friends.
    • warm Hearty; earnest: as, a warm welcome; warm thanks.
    • warm Fresh: said of a scent or trail.
    • warm Close to something that is sought, as in games involving search or guessing; on the right track; on the way to success, as in searching or hunting for something.
    • warm Comfortable; well-off; moderately rich; in easy circumstances.
    • warm Comfortably fixed or placed; at home; acquainted; well adjusted.
    • warm Undesirable; unpleasant, as on account of unpopularity or obnoxiousness to law, etc.
    • warm Ardent; earnest; full of zeal, ardor, or affection; enthusiastic; zealous.
    • warm Animated; brisk; keen; heated; hot: as, a warm engagement.
    • warm Stirred up; somewhat excited; hot; nettled: as, to become warm when contradicted.
    • warm Having the ardor of affection or passion.
    • warm Having too much ardor; coarse; indelicate.
    • warm Synonyms Sunny, mild, close, oppressive.
    • warm Earnest, hearty, enthusiastic, eager.—1–6. Warm is distinctly weaker than hot, fervent, fervid, fiery, vehement, passionate.
    • n warm Warmth; heat.
    • n warm An act or process of warming; a heating.
    • warm To become warm or moderately heated; communicate warmth.
    • warm To warm one's self.
    • warm To become ardent, animated, or enthusiastic.
    • warm To make warm. To communicate a moderate degree of heat to; impart warmth to.
    • warm To heat up; excite ardor or zeal in; interest; animate; enliven; inspirit; give life and color to; flush; cause to glow.
    • warm To administer castigation to: as, I'll warm him for that piece of mischief.
    • warm Figuratively, to occupy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Turkey contains an amino acid called tryptophan, which can cause sleepiness (warm milk also contains tryptophan).
    • adj Warm wawrm having moderate heat, hot: subject to heat: zealous: easily excited: violent: enthusiastic: intimate, close: fresh, of a scent: :
    • v.t Warm to make warm: to interest: to excite:
    • v.i Warm to become warm or ardent
    • n Warm (coll.) a heating
    • adj Warm wawrm (coll.) comfortable, well-off
    • adj Warm wawrm (coll.) indelicate
    • v.t Warm (coll.) to beat
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Quotations

  • Eugene O'Neill
    Eugene O'Neill
    “One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.”
  • Henry Ford
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    “Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.”
  • Clare Boothe Luce
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    “I don't have a warm personal enemy left. They've all died off. I miss them terribly because they helped define me.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A ray of sunshine, a balmy breeze Are a gift from God above, And He also gives us faithful friends. To warm our hearts with love.”
  • James Russell Lowell
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    “The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere.”
  • Japanese Proverb
    Japanese Proverb
    “One kind word can warm 3 winter months.”

Idioms

Death warmed up - (UK) If someone looks like death warmed up, they look very ill indeed. ('death warmed over' is the American form)
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Warm and fuzzy - Meaning the feeling evoked as though you were enclosed in a warm and fuzzy blanket.
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Warm the cockles of your heart - If something warms the cockles of your heart, it makes you feel happy.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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. ,

Usage

In literature:

It kept them warm and cooked their food by day, and protected them by night.
"Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children" by Mabel Powers
She seemed to warm him into a deeper sleep.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
On the upper deck, a lady, clad in warm cloak and thick veil, walked tirelessly to and fro.
"A Woman who went to Alaska" by May Kellogg Sullivan
If a child is suffering from colic, it should be thoroughly warmed and kept warm.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
That "Uncle Steve" so naturally said warmed his heart to a passionate degree.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Her brown skin was relieved by a warm color in the cheeks and the red, rather smiling lips.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
In warm weather they wore short sleeves, though a pair of long sleeves were made for cool days.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
A warm, rich affection blesses the one who gives and the one who receives.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
I would dress warmly.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Does his heart warm to her?
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
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In poetry:

But I like little Olga,
Her art is so warm;
And if I don't see her
She'll do me no harm.
"Footlight Motifs" by Franklin Pierce Adams
Wow! but we were near, I ween,
Puin' o' the blaeberrie!
A' the air was warm between,
Heigho the blaeberrie!
"The Sodger's Lassie" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
'Is it warm or cold beneath,
Oh, but is it cold like death?
Cold like death, without a breath,
Cold like death?'
"Songs In A Cornfield" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Why does the warm light of the sun
No longer cheer my eyes?
And why is all the beauty gone
From rosy morning skies?
"Verses" by Anne Bronte
When, in the shadow of the ash
That dreams its dream in Attitash,
In the warm summer weather,
Two maidens sat together.
"The Maids Of Attitash" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And when the sun no longer
Doth cheer thee from above,
I'll warm thee, as thou fadest away,
With sighs of endless love.
"A Sonnet" by Samuel Bamford

In news:

Twinkle's Tips DIY warm winter tips.
A warm winter followed by a sudden April freeze left Minnesota apple orchard s struggling to produce a full crop this fall, but an orchard in Buffalo is experiencing something entirely different.
Greetings from a warm (64 degrees.
Johnson County Equipment and Party Rental: Cold start, warm reception.
Even though we are experiencing warm days in October recently, snow is falling (or being made) in the Colorado Mountains.
It will be warm & breezy today with lots of clouds but also some sunshine.
The Jersey Barnyard near La Grange gives you a warm, fuzzy introduction to a working farm.
Evan Thompson in warm, blue Nicaragua more.
A chilly start to this Friday morning but we'll warm up to the low 70's today.
That's what the future looks like in a warming world: a monster bear market robbing the world of its real riches.
A warm, gooey confection of a film.
In large bowl, sprinkle yeast over the warm water.
Enjoy a warm summer night in Lahaina this Friday at their Second Friday Town Party.
This photo feels really warm, but not brain-melting warm.
Nah, it just looks warm.
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In science:

Note also that, in general, the warm infrared galaxies and QSOs populate similar areas of both plots.
Molecular Gas in Infrared-Excess, Optically-Selected QSOs and the Connection with Infrared Luminous Galaxies
Note.—Two additional PG QSOs were previously detected as part of a survey of CO emission in “warm” ULIGs.
Molecular Gas in Infrared-Excess, Optically-Selected QSOs and the Connection with Infrared Luminous Galaxies
Warm clouds associated with Hi i regions are also found to have β = 2 (Gordon 1988).
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies
Model number. (2) Warm temperature distribution.
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies
We can now investigate this further using the extra information we have about how the dust is split into warm and cool components.
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies
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