warmth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n warmth a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
    • n warmth the trait of being intensely emotional
    • n warmth the quality of having a moderate degree of heat "an agreeable warmth in the house"
    • n warmth the sensation caused by heat energy
    • n warmth a warmhearted feeling
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Northern parts of China it was once a common practice to shave pigs. When the evenings got cold the Chinese would take a pig to bed with them for warmth and found it more comfortable if the pig was clean-shaven.
    • Warmth A state of lively and excited interest; zeal; ardor; fervor; passion; enthusiasm; earnestness; as, the warmth of love or piety; he replied with much warmth. "Spiritual warmth , and holy fires.""That warmth . . . which agrees with Christian zeal."
    • Warmth (Paint) The glowing effect which arises from the use of warm colors; hence, any similar appearance or effect in a painting, or work of color.
    • Warmth The quality or state of being warm; gentle heat; as, the warmth of the sun; the warmth of the blood; vital warmth. "Here kindly warmth their mounting juice ferments."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n warmth In other fine arts, freshness, vigor, and sympathetic treatment of material, as in fine sculpture.
    • n warmth The state of being warm; gentle heat: as, the warmth of the sun or of the blood; also, the sensation of moderate heat.
    • n warmth Cordiality; geniality; hearty kindness or good feeling.
    • n warmth A state of lively and excited feeling; ardor; zeal; fervor; earnestness, often approaching anger; intensity; enthusiasm.
    • n warmth In painting, a glowing effect which arises from the use of warm colors (which see, under warm), and also from the use of transparent colors in the process of glazing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Warmth moderate heat: geniality: earnestness, moderate or growing anger: the bright effect of warm colours
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Quotations

  • Winkelmann
    Winkelmann
    “The artist must conceive with warmth yet execute with coolness.”
  • John Keats
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    “O fret not after knowledge -- I have none, and yet my song comes native with the warmth. O fret not after knowledge -- I have none, and yet the Evening listens.”
  • Henry Fielding
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    “Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. It is, Sir, the great grandfather of cuckoldom.”
  • A Haiku Verse
    A Haiku Verse
    “Love's pure silver flame gives each innermost spirit invisible warmth.”
  • Jacques Prevert
    Jacques Prevert
    “An orange on the table, your dress on the rug, and you in my bed, sweet present of the present, cool of night, warmth of my life.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Money is the representative of a certain quantity of corn or other commodity. It is so much warmth, so much bread.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

His fingers touched what could only be cloth, before they met the warmth of flesh.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
Johnson suffered more than did any of the gold-seekers, for he was of a race that loves warmth.
"The Young Treasure Hunter" by Frank V. Webster
Raymond and Winthrop, who stood by, knew the cause, but Wood quickly relaxed and greeted with warmth the addition to the party.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
The sun had just risen, and all nature looked fresh and green, rejoicing in the genial warmth of a Canadian spring.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
Then dry, and rub firmly yet gently with hot olive oil, until the whole back glows with warmth.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
But in this twilight hour they burned brightly yet, trying hard to pierce the bitter cold outside with a ray of warmth and cheer.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
The warmth of my breath unlocks the streams.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
A land of warmth and beauty.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
Mrs. Dashwood entered into all their feelings with a warmth which left her no inclination for checking this excessive display of them.
"Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen
Because when the first snow of winter falls again, ninety per cent of the year must pass until the next coming of warmth.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
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In poetry:

He came, all helpless, to thy power,
For warmth, and love, and birth;
In thy embraces, every hour,
He grew into the earth.
"The Mother Mary" by George MacDonald
I miss him, yet I feel him still
Amidst our faithful band,
As if not death itself could chill
The warmth of friendship's hand.
"J. D. R." by Oliver Wendell Holmes
They bring the atmosphere of youth;
The light and warmth of long ago
Are in my heart, and on my cheek
The airs of morning blow.
"Winter Roses" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Lord of all life, below, above,
Whose light is truth, whose warmth is love,
Before thy ever-blazing throne
We ask no lustre of our own.
"A Sun-Day Hymn" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Love me, and though the winter snow shall pile,
And leave me chill,
Thy passion's warmth shall make for me, meanwhile,
A sun-kissed hill.
"Love's Apotheosis" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
The flower that loves the warmth and light,
Has all its mornings bathed in dew;
My heart has moments wet with tears,
My weakness is they are so few.
"Strong Moments" by William H Davies

In news:

If I sat next to you, spoke only to you, you would feel the warmth of my breath.
The warmth of the Middle East might a short break to the Emirates looks appealing.
On the Plains, record-setting warmth persists, especially across northern areas.
Farther south, however, warmth is quickly returning to the central High Plains.
As town's emergency shelter, the Monroe Senior Center offers warmth, TV, WiFi , food — and new friendships.
Chris Kesaris of Quincy and his dog, Buddy, enjoyed the warmth at Wollaston Beach on Monday, Oct 15, 2012.
Cool and a bit cloudy today, more sun and warmth coming.
Some sun, warmth and a few showers in store.
A library bus parked outside the original branch in the Rockaways has become a place for warmth and useful information.
Summer Warmth & Tropical Trouble Ahead .
Thanks to all the staff at Two Sisters Bakery -- we appreciate your hard work and all the wonderful warmth you bring to the southern peninsula.
With cooler weather affecting much of Nebraska, many individuals are utilizing their fireplaces for warmth.
The nonfiction award goes to 'The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration.'.
Albert and Odetta Murray fulfilled a dream of providing old-fashioned warmth, good food and personal service when they unveiled the Hillside Inn in 1955.
There's the warmth of the sunshine, the smell of the earth and the promise of blooming bounty.
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In science:

Von Baeyer, H. C., Maxwel l’s Demon: Why Warmth Disperses and Time Passes, Random House, 1998.
Geometry of irreversibility: The film of nonequilibrium states
Koning, and Pierre Nagel, to the HOSTS of the meeting: the Service de Physique et Techniques Nucl´eaires, Centre d’´etudes de Bruy`eresle-Chˆatel, and to our SECRETARY: Nadine Labbal. I believe that seldom, if ever, have we simultaneously experienced such warmth and elegance at a scientific gathering.
Specialists' Meeting on the Nucleon-Nucleus Optical Model up to 200 MeV: Conclusions and Recommendations
What is more difficult to convey is a flavour of his personal qualities, his warmth and kindness, his attitude on life and science, and the influence these had on our scientific community.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
In its stead, there is a mild hint at 125 GeV, where, though chastised by the (forced-by-LHC) retreat to above TeV scale, the supersymmetry camp draws the momentary warmth.
Some Unfinished Thoughts on Strong Yukawa Couplings
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