American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The state, sensation, or quality of producing or having a moderate degree of heat: an agreeable warmth in the house.
- n. Friendliness, kindness, or affection: human warmth.
- n. Excitement or intensity, as of love or passion; ardor.
- n. The glowing effect produced by using predominantly red or yellow hues.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In other fine arts, freshness, vigor, and sympathetic treatment of material, as in fine sculpture.
- n. The state of being warm; gentle heat: as, the warmth of the sun or of the blood; also, the sensation of moderate heat.
- n. Cordiality; geniality; hearty kindness or good feeling.
- n. A state of lively and excited feeling; ardor; zeal; fervor; earnestness, often approaching anger; intensity; enthusiasm.
- n. In painting, a glowing effect which arises from the use of warm colors (which see, under warm), and also from the use of transparent colors in the process of glazing.
- n. A moderate degree of heat; the sensation of being warm.
- n. Friendliness, kindness or affection.
- n. art The effect of using mostly red and yellow hues.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being warm; gentle heat
- n. A state of lively and excited interest; zeal; ardor; fervor; passion; enthusiasm; earnestness.
- n. (Paint.) The glowing effect which arises from the use of warm colors; hence, any similar appearance or effect in a painting, or work of color.
- n. a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
- n. the quality of having a moderate degree of heat
- n. the trait of being intensely emotional
- n. a warmhearted feeling
- n. the sensation caused by heat energy
- From Middle English, from Old English *wiermþu ("warmth"), corresponding to warm + -th. Cognate with West Frisian waarmte ("warmth"), Dutch warmte ("warmth"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English warmeth, from warm, warm; see warm. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“They also hold in warmth from the sun to make our winter nights a bit less frigid.”
“The door of his room was open to let in warmth from the kitchen.”
“This warmth is a reflection of the timeless bond of friendship that exists between Europe and Canada.”
“She converted to Sufi Islam more than 30 years ago - attracted, she says, first by what she describes as the warmth of Muslim culture, and later, by the religion's emphasis on the spiritual.”
“On Friday, I felt some warmth from the sun on my shoulders, for the first time this year.”
“He felt a gentle current of ventilation but also felt warmth from the silk lining.”
“Record warmth is forcing the organizers of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia to helicopter in snow to cover mountains.”
“The combination of light, a little bit of warmth from the exercise, and dirt — those are powerful things.”
“By minute 8 the warmth is spreading up from the ground through my legs, the percussion of my heartbeat syncs with the deep-breathing bass of my lungs, and my head quietly lifts off my shoulders into the atmosphere.”
“All, so far, have been grateful for the limitless warmth from a tail-wagging little dog.”
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