warm


warm
warm [wôrm]
adj.
[ME < OE wearm, akin to Ger warm < IE base * gwher-, hot > Gr thermē, heat, thermos, warm, theros, summer, L formus, warm, fornax, furnace]
1.
a) having or giving off a moderate degree of heat [a warm iron, warm coffee]
b) giving off pleasurable heat [a warm fire]
c) uncomfortably warm; hot [a warm night]
2. having the natural heat of living beings: said of the body, blood, etc.
3.
a) heated or overheated, as with exercise or hard work
b) such as to make one heated or overheated [warm exercise, work, etc.]
4. effective in keeping body heat in [warm clothing]
5. characterized by lively disagreement: said of argument or controversy
6. fervent; ardent; enthusiastic [warm encouragement]
7. lively, vigorous, brisk, or animated
8. quick to anger; irascible; heated
9.
a) genial; cordial [a warm welcome]
b) sincere; grateful [warm thanks]
c) sympathetic, affectionate, or loving
d) passionate; amorous
10. suggesting warmth; having yellow, orange, or red hue: said of colors
11. newly made; fresh; strong: said of a scent or trail
12. Informal close to discovering something; on the verge of guessing or finding, as in games
13. Informal disagreeable; uncomfortable [to make things warm for someone]
adv.
so as to be warm; warmly
vt.
[ME warmen < OE wearmian]
1. to make warm; raise the temperature of to a moderate extent
2. to make excited, animated, ardent, enthusiastic, lively, etc.
3. to fill with pleasant or kindly emotions [a sight to warm the heart]
vi.
1. to become warm
2. to become friendly, kindly, affectionate, or sympathetic (to or toward)
3. to become excited, ardent, enthusiastic, lively, etc.: often with to
4. to feel a glow of pleasure; bask
n.
Informal a warming or being warmed
SYN.- TENDER1
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warm up
1.
a) to heat or be heated; make or become warm
b) to make or become sufficiently warm to operate effectively or efficiently [to warm up an engine]
2. to reheat (cooked food, etc.): also warm over
3. to make or become more animated, excited, ardent, lively, etc.
4. to practice or exercise a while before going into a game, contest, performance, etc.
warmer
n.
warmly
adv.
warmness
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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