having or giving out a moderate degree of heat, as perceived by the senses: a warm bath.
of or at a moderately high temperature; characterized by comparatively high temperature: a warm oven; a warm climate; a warm summer.
having a sensation of bodily heat: to be warm from fast walking.
conserving or maintaining warmth or heat: warm clothes.
(of colors) suggestive of warmth; inclining toward red or orange rather than toward green or blue.
characterized by or showing lively feelings, passions, emotions, sympathies, etc.: a warm heart; warm interest.
strongly attached; intimate: warm friends.
cordial or hearty: a warm welcome.
heated, irritated, or angry: to become warm when contradicted.
animated, lively, brisk, or vigorous: a warm debate.
strong or fresh: a warm scent.
close to something sought, as in a game.
uncomfortable or unpleasant: His opponents made things so warm that he decided to quit.
British Informal. well off; in easy circumstances.
to make warm; heat (often followed by up): to warm one's hands; to warm up a room.
to heat or cook (something) for reuse, as leftovers (usually followed by over or up): to warm up yesterday's stew.
to excite enthusiasm, ardor, cheerfulness, or vitality in (someone): The wine soon warmed the company.
to inspire with kindly feeling; affect with lively pleasure: It warms my soul to hear you say that.
to fill (a person, crowd, etc.) with strong feelings, as hatred, anger, or zeal: Restrictions had warmed the crew to the point of mutiny.
to become warm or warmer (often followed by up): The room will warm up when the fire gets going.
to become ardent, enthusiastic, animated, etc. (often followed by up or to): The speaker quickly warmed to her subject.
to grow kindly, friendly, or sympathetically disposed (often followed by to or toward): My heart warms toward him.
Idioms about warm
warm the bench, Sports. to serve as a substitute who rarely plays in a game: The young outfielder warmed the bench for the Yankees last season.
- warm·er, noun
- warm·ish, adjective
- warm·ly, adverb
- warm·ness, noun
- o·ver·warmed, adjective
- pre·warm, verb (used with object)
- re·warm, verb
- un·warmed, adjective
- un·warm·ing, adjective
- well-warmed, adjective
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How to use warm in a sentence
warm milk mixed with a spoonful of fireplace ashes seemed to also be popular among 19th century England.
It was doubtless a warm reunion with his family, who are featured in The Cuban Wives.Of Cuban Spies, a Baby, and a Filmmaker: The Strange Tale of the Cuban Five | Nina Strochlic | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Serve with the warm sauce and your choice of ice cream, whipped cream, or yogurt.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding | Carla Hall | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Dinner was a baroque affair, on the beach, a warm breeze gently blowing.
In the House, Republicans passed the budget by 219-206 with the warm-hearted help of 57 Democrats.
This has a warm though a thin soil, which must be highly favorable to the Vine to induce so exclusive a devotion to it.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
It was very warm, and for a while they did nothing but exchange remarks about the heat, the sun, the glare.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Decomposition sets in rapidly, especially in warm weather, and greatly interferes with all the examinations.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
She may be as chaste as unsunned snow, she is certainly as cold: but for warm, inspiring virtue!The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
Why, he ordered his chamber-maid to bring him some soap and warm water, that he might wash the sour krout off his hands.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
British Dictionary definitions for warm
characterized by or having a moderate degree of heat; moderately hot
maintaining or imparting heat: a warm coat
having or showing ready affection, kindliness, etc: a warm personality
lively, vigorous, or passionate: a warm debate
cordial or enthusiastic; ardent: warm support
quickly or easily aroused: a warm temper
(of colours) predominantly red or yellow in tone
(of a scent, trail, etc) recently made; strong
near to finding a hidden object or discovering or guessing facts, as in children's games
informal uncomfortable or disagreeable, esp because of the proximity of danger
(sometimes foll by up) to raise or be raised in temperature; make or become warm or warmer
(when intr, often foll by to) to make or become excited, enthusiastic, etc (about): he warmed to the idea of buying a new car
(intr often foll by to) to feel affection, kindness, etc (for someone): I warmed to her mother from the start
(tr) British to give a caning to: I'll warm you in a minute
informal a warm place or area: come into the warm
informal the act or an instance of warming or being warmed
- warmer, noun
- warmish, adjective
- warmly, adverb
- warmness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with warm
In addition to the idioms beginning with warm
- warm as toast
- warm heart
- warm the bench
- warm the cockles of one's heart
- warm up
- warm welcome
- cold hands, warm heart
- look like death (warmed over)
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