warming

Definitions

  • He Was Just Getting Warmed up 293
    He Was Just Getting Warmed up 293
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj warming producing the sensation of heat when applied to the body "a mustard plaster is calefacient"
    • adj warming imparting heat "a warming fire"
    • n warming warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt "they welcomed the spring thaw"
    • n warming the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Warm Hands music Warm Hands music
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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
    • Warming a. & n. from Warm v.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Keeping Warm With an Axe, is the title of a real how-to book. Click Here For More Details
    • n warming The act of one who warms; specifically, in silver-plating, the heating of the object to be plated until it causes a slight hissing when immersed in water. The object is then dipped in dilute nitric acid, to cause a slight roughening of the surface in order to afford a better hold to the silvering.
    • n warming A castigation; a thrashing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Penguins feathers are covered in fat, which helps keep them warm.
    • Warming act of warming:
    • Warming (slang) a beating
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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.”
  • Walter Savage Landor
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    “I warmed both hands before the fire of life; It sinks, and I am ready to depart.”
  • 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.”
  • 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

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wearm; Ger. warm.

Usage

In literature:

The sun shone down so warm on her head, she thought she might take off her woolen cap.
"The Brimming Cup" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Packs must be changed as soon as they cease to give comfort to the patient, and make him too warm.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
The amber radiance flickered over the beautiful curves of her shoulders and cast a warm shadow at the base of her throat.
"The Three Black Pennys" by Joseph Hergesheimer
Weber first shook John's hand warmly.
"The Hosts of the Air" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Once a month, while the irons are still slightly warm, wash them in warm water in which a little lard has been melted.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
Blair's folk were eager, kind, soft-spoken and warm in their welcome.
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
The only clouds in the sky were little drifting bits of fine white wool, and the warm wind still blew.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Despite the warm food and his returning strength Ned felt the desperate need of shelter.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Come into the parlour: there is a fine rousing fire that will soon warm you.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
For winter use, sow in boxes kept in a warm temperature.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
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In poetry:

"Never has inland garden seemed
So still, so warm, so sweet,
Since he went through the little gate
And down the glaring street.
"The Lover" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
I tremble with a sense
Of grief to be; — I hear a warming low
Sweet mother! call me hence!
This wild idolatry must end in woe.
"Italian Girl's Hymn To The Virgin" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
The warm win' blew, the blackcock flew,
The lerrick muntit the skies;
The burnie ran, and a baein began,
But Johnnie wudna rise.
"The Last Wooin" by George MacDonald
That warm hearts beat where'er we go,
Kind hands are gladly serving
The kindred hearts which ever show
They truly are deserving.
"Amityville" by Jared Barhite
Hail, brother! fling thy banner
To the billows and the breeze;
We proffer thee warm welcome
With our hand, though not our knees.
"The United States To Great Britain" by Mary Baker Eddy
When field and meadow and woodland,
And the golden stream at my feet,
Lay warm in the light of boyhood
And a glory once so sweet.
"In The Light Of Boyhood" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Braving the heat and smoke on a very warm afternoon Saturday, July 28, these men grilled for the gathered crowd.
This holiday season, 18 San Francisco pastry chefs are teaming up for the One Warm Coat drive.
Aviva Goldfarb November 6th, 2012. Who doesn't love fresh baked bread, warm out of the oven.
Eric Abidal and Lionel Messi exchange greetings during a warm-up with Barcelona before the player's liver transplant.
Just another example of global warming.
County treasurer warms of potential cash flow problems.
The sun is setting on a warm day well into April.
In "Global Lukewarming" (editorial, Nov 5), you address two major environmental issues - clean air and global warming - but you treat them as unrelated.
Melting glaciers, rising temperatures and droughts -- all are impacts of global warming.
Some like to point to cycles when dismissing climate change, brushing off warming as simply being the thing that happens right before cooling.
At the Copenhagen global warming conference, researchers have been seeking attention to what's often been an "orphan" issue in the climate change debate: increasing ocean acidity and its risks for fisheries.
A campaigning Newt Gingrich in April warms up the crowd before tossing out the first pitch at college baseball game in North Carolina.
Global-warming zealots seek new recruits.
What do you do if you are a global warming alarmist and real-world temperatures do not warm as much as your climate model predicted.
Learn some of their strategies and techniques for developing dynamic warm-ups and cutting-edge cool-downs.
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In science:

Recent detections of warm carbon bearing molecules in different O-rich AGB stars suggest that these carbon species have to form in the deep layers of the stellar wind.
HCN in the inner envelope of {chi} Cygni
In the absence of supernova heating and the presence of normal interstellar cooling, the gas cools rapidly, forming dense clouds scattered through the disk of the galaxy that interact with each other, surrounded by a thicker disk of warm 104 K gas, but without hot, 106 K, X-ray emitting gas.
The Dynamical Interstellar Medium: Insights from Numerical Models
The local, 2D, MHD, spectral models of Passot, V´azquez-Semadeni, & Pouquet (1995) show that this can be a dominant mechanism for structure formation in the warm and cold ISM even in the presence of magnetic fields.
The Dynamical Interstellar Medium: Insights from Numerical Models
For this warm-up application, we will simply list the results of Jian Kong , where residues on the flag manifold are computed, resulting in particular in some new methods for computing Schubert calculus on the Grassmannian G(m, n).
Some applications of localization to enumerative problems
Sch¨ucker is warmly thanked for suggesting the sub ject of this article as well as for his many advices. B.
Left-Right Symmetric Models in Noncommutative Geometries?
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