from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Somewhat hotter than temperate; having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat; moderately hot: a warm climate.
- adj. Having the natural heat of living beings: a warm body.
- adj. Preserving or imparting heat: a warm overcoat.
- adj. Having or causing a sensation of unusually high body heat, as from exercise or hard work; overheated.
- adj. Marked by enthusiasm; ardent: warm support.
- adj. Characterized by liveliness, excitement, or disagreement; heated: a warm debate.
- adj. Marked by or revealing friendliness or sincerity; cordial: warm greetings.
- adj. Loving; passionate: a warm embrace.
- adj. Excitable, impetuous, or quick to be aroused: a warm temper.
- adj. Predominantly red or yellow in tone: a warm sunset.
- adj. Recently made; fresh: a warm trail.
- adj. Close to discovering, guessing, or finding something, as in certain games.
- adj. Informal Uncomfortable because of danger or annoyance: Things are warm for the bookies.
- transitive v. To raise slightly in temperature; make warm: warmed the rolls a bit more; warm up the house.
- transitive v. To make zealous or ardent; enliven.
- transitive v. To fill with pleasant emotions: We were warmed by the sight of home.
- intransitive v. To become warm: The rolls are warming in the oven.
- intransitive v. To become ardent, enthusiastic, or animated: began to warm to the subject.
- intransitive v. To become kindly disposed or friendly: She felt the audience warming to her.
- n. Informal A warming or heating.
- warm up To prepare for an athletic event by exercising, stretching, or practicing for a short time beforehand.
- warm up To make or become ready for an event or operation.
- warm up To make more enthusiastic, excited, or animated.
- warm up To approach a state of confrontation or violence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a temperature slightly higher than usual, but still pleasant; a mild temperature.
- adj. Being something that causes warmth, or the impression thereof.
- adj. Caring or charming, of relations to another person.
- adj. Having a color in the red-orange-yellow part of the visible electromagnetic spectrum.
- adj. Close, often used in the context of a game in which "warm" and "cold" are used to indicate nearness to the goal.
- adj. Ardent, zealous.
- v. To make or keep warm.
- v. to become warm, to heat up
- v. To increasingly favour.
- n. The act of warming, or the state of being warmed; a heating.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having heat in a moderate degree; not cold as, warm milk.
- adj. Having a sensation of heat, esp. of gentle heat; glowing.
- adj. Subject to heat; having prevalence of heat, or little or no cold weather.
- adj. Fig.: Not cool, indifferent, lukewarm, or the like, in spirit or temper; zealous; ardent; fervent; excited; sprightly; irritable; excitable.
- adj. Violent; vehement; furious; excited; passionate.
- adj. Being well off as to property, or in good circumstances; forehanded; rich.
- adj. In children's games, being near the object sought for; hence, being close to the discovery of some person, thing, or fact concealed.
- adj. 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.
- transitive v. To communicate a moderate degree of heat to; to render warm; to supply or furnish heat to.
- transitive v. To make engaged or earnest; to interest; to engage; to excite ardor or zeal; to enliven.
- intransitive v. To become warm, or moderately heated.
- intransitive v. To become ardent or animated.
- n. The act of warming, or the state of being warmed; a warming; a heating.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a moderate degree of heat; not cold: as, warm water; warm milk; warm blood; a warm bath.
- Heated; having the sensation of heat; exhibiting the effects of being heated to a moderate degree; hence, flushed.
- Communicating a sensation of warmth, or a moderate degree of heat: as, a warm fire; warm weather.
- Subject to or characterized by the prevalence of a comparatively high temperature, or of moderate heat: as, a warm climate; warm countries.
- Intimate; close; fast: as, warm friends.
- Hearty; earnest: as, a warm welcome; warm thanks.
- Fresh: said of a scent or trail.
- Close to something that is sought, as in games involving search or guessing; on the right track; on the way to success, as in searching or hunting for something.
- Comfortable; well-off; moderately rich; in easy circumstances.
- Comfortably fixed or placed; at home; acquainted; well adjusted.
- Undesirable; unpleasant, as on account of unpopularity or obnoxiousness to law, etc.
- Ardent; earnest; full of zeal, ardor, or affection; enthusiastic; zealous.
- Animated; brisk; keen; heated; hot: as, a warm engagement.
- Stirred up; somewhat excited; hot; nettled: as, to become warm when contradicted.
- Having the ardor of affection or passion.
- Having too much ardor; coarse; indelicate.
- Synonyms Sunny, mild, close, oppressive.
- Earnest, hearty, enthusiastic, eager.—1–6. Warm is distinctly weaker than hot, fervent, fervid, fiery, vehement, passionate.
- n. Warmth; heat.
- n. An act or process of warming; a heating.
- To become warm or moderately heated; communicate warmth.
- To warm one's self.
- To become ardent, animated, or enthusiastic.
- To make warm.
- To heat up; excite ardor or zeal in; interest; animate; enliven; inspirit; give life and color to; flush; cause to glow.
- To administer castigation to: as, I'll warm him for that piece of mischief.
- Figuratively, to occupy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by liveliness or excitement or disagreement
- v. make warm or warmer
- adj. having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat or imparting or maintaining heat
- adj. having or displaying warmth or affection
- v. get warm or warmer
- adj. psychologically warm; friendly and responsive
- adj. freshly made or left
- adj. easily aroused or excited
- adj. uncomfortable because of possible danger or trouble
- adj. of a seeker; near to the object sought
- adv. in a warm manner
- adj. (color) inducing the impression of warmth; used especially of reds and oranges and yellows
- adj. characterized by strong enthusiasm
Middle English, from Old English wearm.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English wearm, from Proto-Germanic *warmaz, with different proposed origins: (Wiktionary)
From Old English werman (Wiktionary)