verb (used without object), flamed, flam·ing.
verb (used with object), flamed, flam·ing.
- (of a jet engine) to cease to function due to an interruption of the fuel supply or to faulty combustion.
- to burst out in or as if in flames.
Origin of flame
SYNONYMS FOR flame
Examples from the Web for flame
Hatuey asked the religious man holding the flame if indeed any Christians were in heaven.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An orange blossom of flame exploded on our screens as a new reality dawned.
What if it was the divine being who was a symbol for the original object of worship: the flame?
That is, until a rough-tongued Scotsman rekindled the flame.
I like the taste of it as well once you extinguish the flame.James McAvoy on ‘Filth,’ His Wild Bachelor Party, and BB Gun Fights with Jennifer Lawrence|Marlow Stern|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet the keenness with which immorality of the particular kind is watched fans the flame of lust.Expositor's Bible: The Book of Job|Robert Watson
The lattice work of the window had already caught fire, and a sheet of flame lit up the street.Jack Archer|G. A. Henty
Could he reverse the steering-gear in all that flame and smoke?Egholm and his God|Johannes Buchholtz
It needed but a breath to fan the flame to a terrible conflagration.Sustained honor|John R. Musick,
Is it not a flame, decreed to take what is its own without waiting?The Created Legend|Feodor Sologub
British Dictionary definitions for flame
- a strong reddish-orange colour
- (as adjective)a flame carpet
Word Origin for flame
Science definitions for flame
Idioms and Phrases with flame
see add fuel to the fire (flames); burst into (flames); fan the flames; go up in flames; shoot down (in flames).