Flame

Definition of Flame

Pronunciation: flām
n.1.A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat; darting or streaming fire; a blaze; a fire.
2.Burning zeal or passion; elevated and noble enthusiasm; glowing imagination; passionate excitement or anger.
Where flames refin'd in breasts seraphic glow.
- Pope.
Smit with the love of sister arts we came,
And met congenial, mingling flame with flame.
- Pope.
3.Ardor of affection; the passion of love.
4.A person beloved; a sweetheart.
Flame bridge
a bridge wall. See Bridge, n., 5.
Flame color
brilliant orange or yellow.
Flame engine
an early name for the gas engine.
- B. Jonson.
Flame manometer
an instrument, invented by Koenig, to obtain graphic representation of the action of the human vocal organs. See Manometer.
Flame reaction
(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 Spectrum.
Flame tree
(Bot.) a tree with showy scarlet flowers, as the Rhododendron arboreum in India, and the Brachychiton acerifolium of Australia.
v. i.1.To burn with a flame or blaze; to burn as gas emitted from bodies in combustion; to blaze.
[imp. & p. p. Flamed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Flaming.]
The main blaze of it is past, but a small thing would make it flame again.
- Shak.
2.To burst forth like flame; to break out in violence of passion; to be kindled with zeal or ardor.
He flamed with indignation.
- Macaulay.
v. t.1.To kindle; to inflame; to excite.
And flamed with zeal of vengeance inwardly.
- Spenser.

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