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 flamelike
Historical Examples of flamelike
There was a stir of wonder, flutelike in her voice, a ripple of wonder, flamelike on her face.Angel Island
Inez Haynes Gillmore
Assuming that the souls of men and women were visible essences, you could fancy the colour of Eustacia's soul to be flamelike.Return of the Native
Its solemn isolation, its unearthly color, and its flamelike outline fill the mind with astonishment.
He pointed out, in Narbonnes chapels, windows with Rayonnant tracery side by side with flamelike undulations.
The XV century rehandled the high vaulting and clearstory, where appear die-away moldings and flamelike tracery.
- 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).