The Big Thaw Global warming is happening faster than scientists predicted.
This dessert has all the warming ingredients of rum, cooked apples, and cinnamon.
I had asked him back on that winter day while we were warming ourselves with tea at the Algonquin if he was in love.
But reports that the warming was what killed off the animals?
If the warming accelerates more dramatically, and the polar ice melts even faster, the results could be catastrophic.
She was human; and this flattery, free of any suggestion of love-making, gave her a warming, 171 pleasurable thrill.
Addison then explained to me his method of warming the water for washing the sheep.
warming the glass slightly, evaporation is promoted, but by evaporation the water only is removed.
The others, who are warming with their conversation, treat the joke with silent contempt.
How is the relative humidity of the air affected by warming it?
Old English wearm, from Proto-Germanic *warmaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Old High German, German warm, Old Norse varmr, Gothic warmjan "to warm"), from PIE *gwher- (cf. Sanskrit gharmah "heat;" Old Persian Garmapada-, name of the fourth month, corresponding to June/July, from garma- "heat;" Armenian jerm "warm;" Greek thermos "warm;" Latin formus "warm," fornax "oven;" Old Irish fogeir "heated;" Hittite war- "to burn"). The root also may be connected to that of Old Church Slavonic goriti "to burn," varu "heat," variti "to cook, boil;" and Lithuanian verdu "to seethe."
The distinction, based on degree of heat, between "warm" and "hot" is general in Balto-Slavic and Germanic, but in other languages one word often covers both (cf. Latin calidus, Greek thermos, French chaud, Spanish caliente). In reference to feelings, etc., attested from late 15c. Sense in guessing games first recorded 1860, from earlier hunting use in reference to scent or trail (1713). Warm-blooded in reference to mammals is recorded from 1793. Warm-hearted first recorded c.1500.
Old English wyrman "make warm" and wearmian "become warm;" from the root of warm (adj.). Phrase warm the bench is sports jargon first recorded 1907. Warm up (v.) "exercise before an activity" is attested from 1868. In reference to appliances, motors, etc., attested from 1947. Noun phrase warm-up "act or practice of warming up" is recorded from 1915. Related: Warmed; warming.
SCOTCH WARMING PAN. A wench. [Grose, "Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1788]