Warm

Definition of Warm

a.1.
1.Having heat in a moderate degree; not cold as, warm milk.
Warm and still is the summer night.
- Longfellow.
2.Having a sensation of heat, esp. of gentle heat; glowing.
3.Subject to heat; having prevalence of heat, or little or no cold weather; as, the warm climate of Egypt.
4.Fig.: Not cool, indifferent, lukewarm, or the like, in spirit or temper; zealous; ardent; fervent; excited; sprightly; irritable; excitable.
Mirth, and youth, and warm desire!
- Milton.
Each warm wish springs mutual from the heart.
- Pope.
They say he's warm man and does not care to be mad mouths at.
- Addison.
I had been none of the warmest of partisans.
- Hawthor .
5.Violent; vehement; furious; excited; passionate; as, a warm contest; a warm debate.
Welcome, daylight; we shall have warm work on't.
- Dryden.
6.Being well off as to property, or in good circumstances; forehanded; rich.
Warm householders, every one of them.
- W. Irving.
You shall have a draft upon him, payable at sight: and let me tell you he as warm a man as any within five miles round him.
- Goldsmith.
7.In children's games, being near the object sought for; hence, being close to the discovery of some person, thing, or fact concealed.
Here, indeed, young Mr. Dowse was getting "warm," children say at blindman's buff.
- Black.
8.(Paint.) Having yellow or red for a basis, or in their composition; - said of colors, and opposed to cold which is of blue and its compounds.
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Warmed ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Warming.]
1.To communicate a moderate degree of heat to; to render warm; to supply or furnish heat to; as, a stove warms an apartment.
Then shall it [an ash tree] be for a man to burn; for he will take thereof and warm himself.
- Isa. xliv 15
Enough to warm, but not enough to burn.
- Longfellow.
2.To make engaged or earnest; to interest; to engage; to excite ardor or zeal; to enliven.
Bright hopes, that erst bosom warmed.
- Keble.
v. i.1.
1.To become warm, or moderately heated; as, the earth soon warms in a clear day summer.
There shall not be a coal to warm at.
- Isa. xlvii. 14.
2.To become ardent or animated; as, the speake warms as he proceeds.
n.1.The act of warming, or the state of being warmed; a warming; a heating.

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