from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective On fire; ablaze.
- adjective Resembling a flame in brilliance, color, or form.
- adjective Intense; ardent.
- adjective Informal Used as an intensive.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Of a bright or gaudy color, as bright red or bright orange.
- Same as
- Tending to excite; violent; vehement: as, a flaming harangue.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Emitting flames; afire; blazing; consuming; illuminating.
- adjective Of the color of flame; high-colored; brilliant; dazzling.
- adjective Ardent; passionate; burning with zeal; irrepressibly earnest.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective On fire with visible
- adjective colloquial Extremely obvious; visibly evident. Typically of a
- adjective UK, colloquial
- verb Present participle of
- noun Internet slang
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective very intense
- noun the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
- adjective informal intensifiers
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For what you call your flaming zeal, I do not in the least object to it.
So it must follow that flaming is the new sparkling?
Not disagreed in flaming, you understand, but simply presented an alternative idea.
Over the city of the Mercenaries we saw a great captive war-balloon that burst even as we looked at it, and fell in flaming wreckage toward the earth.
And the contractor woundered why there were things falling out of the sky in flaming pieces, disappearing in the vicinity of the "primary planet for Phobos and Deimos" (the name of the planet is being withheld to protect the guilty), and satellites failing to reach their assigned orbits due to miswiring that prevented separation from the upper stage of the booster!
Yes, Zeus, Socrates and I put the flaming in flaming cheese together.
He was flaming from the fresh reading of the ripest thought he had expressed, and her verdict stunned him.
In the sunlight, the chrome-steel of the shaft gleamed in flaming splendor.
Came the lightning, before us, behind us, on every side, bathing us in flaming minutes at a time.
In one doorway, cheeks flaming from the struggle, stood Rita, alert as a fawn and ready to flee.