Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state, sensation, or quality of producing or having a moderate degree of heat.
  • noun Friendliness, kindness, or affection.
  • noun Excitement or intensity, especially of emotion.
  • noun The glowing effect produced by using predominantly red or yellow hues.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In other fine arts, freshness, vigor, and sympathetic treatment of material, as in fine sculpture.
  • noun The state of being warm; gentle heat: as, the warmth of the sun or of the blood; also, the sensation of moderate heat.
  • noun Cordiality; geniality; hearty kindness or good feeling.
  • noun A state of lively and excited feeling; ardor; zeal; fervor; earnestness, often approaching anger; intensity; enthusiasm.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being warm; gentle heat
  • noun A state of lively and excited interest; zeal; ardor; fervor; passion; enthusiasm; earnestness
  • noun (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A moderate degree of heat; the sensation of being warm.
  • noun Friendliness, kindness or affection.
  • noun art The effect of using mostly red and yellow hues.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
  • noun the quality of having a moderate degree of heat
  • noun the trait of being intensely emotional
  • noun a warmhearted feeling
  • noun the sensation caused by heat energy

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English warmeth, from warm, warm; see warm.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English, from Old English *wiermþu ("warmth"), corresponding to warm +‎ -th. Cognate with West Frisian waarmte ("warmth"), Dutch warmte ("warmth").

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