- (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
synonym study for flame
OTHER WORDS FROM flame
How to use flame in a sentence
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
When I saw the fire in the restaurant, I ran down to the floor below, where I was trapped between flames above and below.‘We’re Going to Die’: Survivors Recount Greek Ferry Fire Horror|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The younger brother would try everything in his power from a distance to subdue the roaring flames of passion.Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind|Nick Mafi|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Especially not when the display in question includes an angel falling from the sky in flames, surrounded by Biblical verses.
Hot orange flames leap into the sky bringing with them the sickening, inescapable stench of death.
You would not think it too much to set the whole province in flames so that you could have your way with this wretched child.
At length only four or five flames remained, feebly wavering in their pools of melted wax.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
The entire city was burnt down, and upwards of 200,000 of the inhabitants perished in the flames.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Moodily he stood there, one hand on the high mantel shelf, one foot upon an andiron, his eyes upon the flames.
Let blue flames rise from the living sulphur and the sheep bleat loud as she feels the touch of the smoking sulphur.The Religion of Ancient Rome|Cyril Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for flame
- a strong reddish-orange colour
- (as adjective)a flame carpet
Derived forms of flame
Word Origin for flame
Scientific definitions for flame
Other 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).