from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The zone of burning gases and fine suspended matter associated with rapid combustion; a hot, glowing mass of burning gas or vapor.
- noun The condition of active, blazing combustion.
- noun Something resembling a flame in motion, brilliance, intensity, or shape.
- noun A violent or intense passion.
- noun Informal A person that one has an intense passion for.
- noun Informal An insulting criticism or remark meant to incite anger, as on a computer network.
- intransitive verb To burn brightly; blaze.
- intransitive verb To color or flash suddenly.
- intransitive verb Informal To make insulting criticisms or remarks, as on a computer network, to incite anger.
- intransitive verb To burn, ignite, or scorch (something) with a flame.
- intransitive verb Informal To insult or criticize provokingly, as on a computer network.
- intransitive verb Obsolete To excite; inflame.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To hold in or pass through a flame, as an instrument, in order to sterilize it.
- To emit a flame; burst into flame; blaze.
- To shine like flame; glow with the brilliancy of flame; flash.
- To break out in violence of passion.
- To burn, as with a flame; singe; baste. See
- To inflame; hence, to excite.
- To cause to shine.
- In technical use, to subject to the action of fire or flame: scorch; singe.
- noun A blaze; vapor in combustion; hydrogen or any inflammable gas in a state of visible combustion.
- noun plural In heraldry, a conventional representation of fire, seldom borne as an independent bearing, but accompanying the phenix, the salamander, the fire-ball, and the like. When of any other tincture than gules, this must be mentioned in the blazon. Figuratively
- noun Brilliant light; scintillating luster; flame-like color or appearance.
- noun Heat or ardor of emotion or passion; warmth of feeling; specifically, the passion of love; ardent love.
- noun Angry or hostile excitement; burning animosity; contentious rage or strife.
- noun An object of the passion of love: as, she was my first flame.
- noun The gleam appearing at night from a school of herrings.
- noun The geometrid moth, Anticlea rubidata: a collectors' name.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat; darting or streaming fire; a blaze; a fire.
- noun Burning zeal or passion; elevated and noble enthusiasm; glowing imagination; passionate excitement or anger.
- noun Ardor of affection; the passion of love.
- noun A person beloved; a sweetheart.
- noun a bridge wall. See
Bridge, n., 5.
- noun brilliant orange or yellow.
- noun an early name for the gas engine.
- noun an instrument, invented by Koenig, to obtain graphic representation of the action of the human vocal organs. See
- noun (Chem.) a method of testing for the presence of certain elements by the characteristic color imparted to a flame; as, sodium colors a flame yellow, potassium violet, lithium crimson, boracic acid green, etc. Cf. Spectrum analysis, under
- noun (Bot.) a tree with showy scarlet flowers, as the
Rhododendron arboreumin India, and the Brachychiton acerifoliumof Australia.
- transitive verb To kindle; to inflame; to excite.
- intransitive verb To burn with a flame or blaze; to burn as gas emitted from bodies in combustion; to blaze.
- intransitive verb To burst forth like flame; to break out in violence of passion; to be kindled with zeal or ardor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The visible part of
- noun A romantic partner or lover in usually short-lived but passionate affair.
- noun Internet Intentionally insulting criticism or remark meant to incite anger.
- noun A brilliant reddish orange-gold fiery colour. flame colour:
- noun music The contrasting light and dark figure seen in wood used for stringed instrument making; the
- verb To produce flames.
- verb Internet To
posta destructively criticalor abusive message, especially to provoke dissentor controversy
- adjective Of a
brilliant reddish orange- goldcolour, like that of a flame.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
This part of the flame is called the _reducing flame_.
[G] Matthiæ attempts to explain these words as follows: "εμπυροι ακμαι may be put for τα εμπυρα, in which the seers observed (ενωμων) two things, viz. the divisions (‛ ρηξεις) of the flame, which, if it slid round the altars, was of ill omen (hence ‛ υγραι, i.e. gliding gently around the altars with many curves, for which is put ‛ υγροτης εναντια); and 2dly, _the upright shooting of the flame_, ακραν λαμπαδα."
A ruddy flame flashes up; the spirit appears in the flame_.]
_Oh! what is this that knows the road I came_ -- _the flame turned cloud, the cloud returned to flame_ -- _the lifted, shifted steeps, and all the way! _ "
A ruddy flame flashes: the Spirit appears in the flame_.)
· It's flammable and when lit, the flame is a very bright white.
In the Star Chamber, you will discover a floor set with what you call flame jewels, in a mirror of the night sky on Springeve.
Just when Eric thought the wedding would be an uninteresting affair, the vows were interrupted by the best man swearing as the now-dangling roots of the bridal bouquet burst into flame from the heat radiating off his body.
Kennedy's eternal flame is one of the most popular destinations at Arlington National Cemetery.
No flame is necessary for these space-aged looking contraptions.