- flaming sword,
- flaminian way
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
Examples from the Web for flaming
He circled around to the North Tower and saw what he at first took to be clothing tossed from the flaming heights.
It was a terrifying bombardment of rocks, palm trunks and flaming naphtha.In Threatening Baghdad, Militants Seek to Undo 800 Years of History|Justin Marozzi|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Frank Ocean, Kanye West, and the Flaming Lips (along with many others) will be in attendance from June 12 to 15.
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|Robert Maguire|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Michael Daly|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With bloodshot eyes, and gaping mouth, and flaming nostrils, the hideous creature came rushing onwards.The Story of Siegfried|James Baldwin
Then the epaulets changed to a pair of roosters with flaming red combs, that flapped their wings and crowed.The Drummer Boy|John Trowbridge
Each lad found it a little awkward to carry his loaded and cocked rifle in one hand and the flaming stick of wood in the other.Through Forest and Fire|Edward Ellis
The lights from the flaming mass fell on a large body of Spaniards, who had rallied, and were advancing rapidly towards us.Old Jack|W.H.G. Kingston
First cousin to Archie is the onion, otherwise the flaming rocket.Cavalry of the Clouds|Alan Bott
- 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).