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
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 19, 2014
An orange blossom of flame exploded on our screens as a new reality dawned.The Resilient City: New York After 9/11
September 11, 2014
What if it was the divine being who was a symbol for the original object of worship: the flame?Spirit Tripping With Colombian Shamans
August 24, 2014
That is, until a rough-tongued Scotsman rekindled the flame.Queen Victoria’s Secret Scottish Sex Castle
August 17, 2014
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
May 21, 2014
Historical Examples of flame
There was a rush and faint roar of the flame up the chimney as the cardboard burned.Way of the Lawless
There was a flame at his heart, a burning lump in his throat.
But there was the decree, written in letters of blood and flame.
"Because I want to do it myself," she said at last, and thrust the envelope into the flame.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
History records the experiences of but one man who has seen a flame in the open.Her Father's Daughter
- a strong reddish-orange colour
- (as adjective)a flame carpet
Word Origin for flame
mid-14c., from Anglo-French flaume, Old French flamme (10c.), from Latin flammula "small flame," diminutive of flamma "flame, blazing fire," from PIE *bhleg- "to shine, flash," from root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.)).
The meaning "a sweetheart" is attested from 1640s; the figurative sense of "burning passion" was in Middle English. Flame-thrower (1917) translates German flammenwerfer (1915).
see add fuel to the fire (flames); burst into (flames); fan the flames; go up in flames; shoot down (in flames).