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·ing, a. & n. from Warm, v.
Warming pan, a long-handled covered pan into which live coals are put, -- used for warming beds.
adj 1: imparting heat; "a warming fire"
2: producing the sensation of heat when applied to the body; "a
mustard plaster is calefacient" [syn: calefacient]
n 1: the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature [syn: heating]
2: warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt; "they
welcomed the spring thaw" [syn: thaw, thawing]