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 flames
That was the extent of it during the peak of the flames, and the numbers that swooshed around in the press the next day.The Fiery Death of Sotto Sotto, Toronto’s Celebrity Hotspot|Shinan Govani|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Especially not when the display in question includes an angel falling from the sky in flames, surrounded by Biblical verses.
And bonus points for the school bus that burst into flames with the comic timing of a Simpsons gag.The Walking Dead’s ‘Self Help’: A Grim Show Displays Its Comedy Streak, and A Major Reveal|Melissa Leon|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Suddenly, the screen cuts to FLAMES which engulf the word "COWARDS?!?"
Another day, another Fox News segment stoking the flames of hate against Muslims.
He took good care not to let the flames shoot up, so that the frantic girl would inhale them.Andy at Yale|Roy Eliot Stokes
We could see her decks were in an awful mess and her stern was in flames.
I have seen the flames increase when agitated by waving the torch; and when no one shook it, I have seen them die away.
The noise was caused by the bamboos, which, as the flames reached them, exploded like fireworks.The Mysterious Island|Jules Verne
Flames of anger scorched Geronimo's cheeks, and rage ate at his heart.The Story of Geronimo|James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for flames
- a strong reddish-orange colour
- (as adjective)a flame carpet
Word Origin for flame
Science definitions for flames
Idioms and Phrases with flames
see add fuel to the fire (flames); burst into (flames); fan the flames; go up in flames; shoot down (in flames).