Warm, n. The act of warming, or the state of being warmed; a warming; a heating. [Colloq.]
Warm a. [Compar. Warmer; superl. Warmest.]
1. Having heat in a moderate degree; not cold as, warm milk. “Whose blood is warm within.”
Warm and still is the summer night. --Longfellow.
2. Having a sensation of heat, esp. of gentle heat; glowing.
3. Subject to heat; having prevalence of heat, or little or no cold weather; as, the warm climate of Egypt.
4. 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░░.
5. Violent; vehement; furious; excited; passionate; as, a warm contest; a warm debate.
Welcome, daylight; we shall have warm work on't. --Dryden.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Warmed p. pr. & vb. n. Warming.]
1. 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. --Isa. xliv 15
Enough to warm, but not enough to burn. --Longfellow.
2. 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 v. i.
1. 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. --Isa. xlvii. 14.
2. To become ardent or animated; as, the speake░ warms as he proceeds.
adj 1: 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" [ant: cool]
2: psychologically warm; friendly and responsive; "a warm
greeting"; "a warm personality"; "warm support" [ant: cool]
3: (color) inducing the impression of warmth; used especially
of reds and oranges and yellows; "warm reds and yellows
and orange" [ant: cool]
4: having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate
children"; "caring parents"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of
his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace" [syn: affectionate,
caring, fond, lovesome, tender]
5: freshly made or left; "a warm trail"; "the scent is warm"
6: easily aroused or excited; "a quick temper"; "a warm temper"
7: characterized by strong enthusiasm; "ardent
revolutionaries"; "warm support" [syn: ardent]
8: characterized by liveliness or excitement or disagreement;
"a warm debate"
9: uncomfortable because of possible danger or trouble; "made
things warm for the bookies"
10: of a seeker; near to the object sought; "you're getting
warm"; "hot on the trail" [syn: hot]
adv : in a warm manner; "warmly dressed"; "warm-clad skiers" [syn:
v 1: get warm or warmer; "The soup warmed slowly on the stove"
[syn: warm up]
2: make warm or warmer; "The blanket will warm you"