Origin of flaming
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
Related Words for flamingglowing, red-hot, fiery, blazing, burning, raging, red, alight, ignited, scintillating, aroused, ablaze, afire, brilliant, conflagrant, aflame, ardent, bright, fervent
Examples from the Web for flaming
Contemporary Examples of flaming
He circled around to the North Tower and saw what he at first took to be clothing tossed from the flaming heights.The President and the Tow Truck Driver
September 25, 2014
It was a terrifying bombardment of rocks, palm trunks and flaming naphtha.In Threatening Baghdad, Militants Seek to Undo 800 Years of History
August 16, 2014
Frank Ocean, Kanye West, and the Flaming Lips (along with many others) will be in attendance from June 12 to 15.The Best Summer Music Festivals
May 19, 2014
As it turns out, the accusations in the ad are false—as in, flaming “pants on fire” false.How 2014 Is Shaping Up to be the Darkest Money Election to Date
April 30, 2014
The result was three archconservatives, three flaming liberals and four centrist moderates.Remembering Ma Laureys, the Mother of 10 Christie Slandered to Win His First Election
January 23, 2014
Historical Examples of flaming
Her cheeks wore each a little hectic spot; her eyes were flaming.Meadow Grass
He had become yet paler, and his keen intelligent eyes were flaming.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
With a flaming brand in each hand, he sprang to the edge of the fire.White Fang
They in their day had carried the flaming liquor, but to-day was his!Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ
Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
They were all in a flaming fire, and the heaven also was in a burning flame.Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
- a strong reddish-orange colour
- (as adjective)a flame carpet
Word Origin for flame
intensifying adjective, late 19c., from present participle of flame (v.). Meaning "glaringly homosexual" is homosexual slang, 1970s (along with flamer (n.) "conspicuously homosexual man"); but flamer "glaringly conspicuous person or thing" (1809) and flaming "glaringly conspicuous" (1781) are much earlier in the general sense, both originally with reference to "wenches."
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).