- the quality or state of being warm; moderate or gentle heat.
- the sensation of moderate heat.
- liveliness of feelings, emotions, or sympathies; ardor or fervor; enthusiasm or zeal: She spoke her mind with great warmth. There was warmth in his greeting and in his handshake.
- the quality of being intimate and attached: All children need warmth and affection from their families.
- an effect of brightness, cheerfulness, coziness, etc., achieved by the use of warm colors: The room has warmth since it was redecorated.
- the means or ability to produce a sensation of heat: a jacket with little warmth.
- slight anger or irritation: Her denial betrayed some warmth.
Origin of warmth
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Examples from the Web for warmth
Aromas reveal more with the warmth, while the cold dulls them.Champagne: You’re Drinking It All Wrong
December 20, 2014
As Sarah and her sister and mother headed for the warmth of home, the demonstration continued.Synagogue Slay: When Cops Have to Kill
December 10, 2014
Even her most extreme remarks have been delivered with a smile as she radiates the warmth of a friendly small-town neighbor.Did Joni Ernst’s Des Moines Register Diss Just Destroy Her ‘Iowa-Nice’?
October 25, 2014
The warmth and the soul that you get out of dancing, if someone was going to stop you from doing that?Nigel Lythgoe on How to Save Reality TV, ‘On the Town,’ and ‘Brokeback Ballroom’
October 22, 2014
I wrapped my poncho around me for warmth and waited in the quiet darkness.Spirit Tripping With Colombian Shamans
August 24, 2014
Knowing the Milbreys, you will divine the warmth of their behaviour toward the son.
It increases in strength and warmth, blowing with a mighty roar.
Speak to me as is your wont—with the same kindliness and warmth—you know I am bound to you.
I am afraid you will condemn my warmth: But does not the occasion require it?Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
With what warmth of benevolence—how should he be otherwise than warm in any of his attributes?Fire Worship (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
- the state, quality, or sensation of being warm
- intensity of emotionhe denied the accusation with some warmth
- affection or cordiality
Word Origin and History for warmth
late 12c., wearmth, Proto-Germanic *warmitho- (cf. Middle Low German wermede, Dutch warmte), from *warmo- (see warm (adj.)).