Warm·er n. One who, or that which, warms.
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.
n : device that heats water or supplies warmth to a room [syn: heater]