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 flamer
Historical Examples of flamer
He was three times an ace with two for good measure, seventeen victories in the air, but this was his first night flamer.Aces Up
The bulk of the com was in a tightly sealed case which they would need a flamer to open.
Short of using a flamer full power to cut their way in, no one was going to force an entrance now.
All they would need to do was to use a flamer or a paralyzing ray such as the one he had turned over to Ashe several days ago.Key Out of Time
Andre Alice Norton
He'll need more than a flamer to unlatch the old girl if she doesn't care for his offer.
- 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).