from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The zone of burning gases and fine suspended matter associated with rapid combustion; a hot, glowing mass of burning gas or vapor.
- n. The condition of active, blazing combustion: burst into flame.
- n. Something resembling a flame in motion, brilliance, intensity, or shape.
- n. A violent or intense passion.
- n. Informal A sweetheart.
- n. Informal An insulting criticism or remark meant to incite anger, as on a computer network.
- intransitive v. To burn brightly; blaze.
- intransitive v. To color or flash suddenly: cheeks that flamed with embarrassment.
- intransitive v. Informal To make insulting criticisms or remarks, as on a computer network, to incite anger.
- transitive v. To burn, ignite, or scorch (something) with a flame.
- transitive v. Informal To insult or criticize provokingly, as on a computer network.
- transitive v. Obsolete To excite; inflame.
- flame out To fail: "Only a handful of companies have flamed out in the two decades since the birth of the [biotech] industry” ( Rhonda L. Rundle).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The visible part of fire.
- n. A romantic partner or lover in usually short-lived but passionate affair.
- n. Intentionally insulting criticism or remark meant to incite anger.
- n. A brilliant reddish orange-gold fiery colour. flame colour:
- n. The contrasting light and dark figure seen in wood used for stringed instrument making; the curl.
- v. To produce flames.
- v. To post a destructively critical or abusive message, especially to provoke dissent or controversy
- adj. Of a brilliant reddish orange-gold colour, like that of a flame.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat; darting or streaming fire; a blaze; a fire.
- n. Burning zeal or passion; elevated and noble enthusiasm; glowing imagination; passionate excitement or anger.
- n. Ardor of affection; the passion of love.
- n. A person beloved; a sweetheart.
- intransitive v. To burn with a flame or blaze; to burn as gas emitted from bodies in combustion; to blaze.
- intransitive v. To burst forth like flame; to break out in violence of passion; to be kindled with zeal or ardor.
- transitive v. To kindle; to inflame; to excite.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A blaze; vapor in combustion; hydrogen or any inflammable gas in a state of visible combustion.
- n. 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
- n. Brilliant light; scintillating luster; flame-like color or appearance.
- n. Heat or ardor of emotion or passion; warmth of feeling; specifically, the passion of love; ardent love.
- n. Angry or hostile excitement; burning animosity; contentious rage or strife.
- n. An object of the passion of love: as, she was my first flame.
- n. The gleam appearing at night from a school of herrings.
- n. The geometrid moth, Anticlea rubidata: a collectors' name.
- 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 flamb, v.
- To inflame; hence, to excite.
- To cause to shine.
- In technical use, to subject to the action of fire or flame: scorch; singe.
- To hold in or pass through a flame, as an instrument, in order to sterilize it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
- v. shine with a sudden light
- v. criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium
- v. be in flames or aflame
[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."
This part of the flame is called the _reducing flame_.
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.