adjective, warm·er, warm·est.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to prepare for a game, sports contest, dance, etc., by moderate exercise or practice beforehand.
- to increase in excitement, intensity, violence, etc.: The racial situation was warming up.
- to become friendlier or more receptive: No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't warm up to that proposal.
- Radio and Television. to entertain (an audience) prior to a broadcast to increase receptiveness.
Origin of warm
SYNONYMS FOR warm
Examples from the Web for warm
Warm milk mixed with a spoonful of fireplace ashes seemed to also be popular among 19th century England.
It was doubtless a warm reunion with his family, who are featured in The Cuban Wives.Of Cuban Spies, a Baby, and a Filmmaker: The Strange Tale of the Cuban Five|Nina Strochlic|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Serve with the warm sauce and your choice of ice cream, whipped cream, or yogurt.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding|Carla Hall|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dinner was a baroque affair, on the beach, a warm breeze gently blowing.
If you need to store the bottle in the fridge, let it warm up for a few minutes on the counter before serving.
Let stand until morning in a warm place or in a covered bread pan well wrapped to retain the heat.Civic League Cook Book|Anonymous
New Zealand spinach is satisfactory for growing in warm climates, as it withstands heat better than the ordinary spinach.The Vegetable Garden|Anonymous
Charley shook her head as she methodically drew his rags about him and made him as warm as she could.Bleak House|Charles Dickens
A handsome man is very dry fuel near a young lady's warm heart—her enthusiasm soon glows into a blaze.Miles Tremenhere, Vol 1 of 2|Annette Marie Maillard
It recurred every Sunday whenever the weather was fine and warm.Frederic Lord Leighton |Ernest Rhys
British Dictionary definitions for warm
Derived Formswarmer, nounwarmish, adjectivewarmly, adverbwarmness, noun
Word Origin for warm
Idioms and Phrases with warm
In addition to the idioms beginning with warm
- warm as toast
- warm heart
- warm the bench
- warm the cockles of one's heart
- warm up
- warm welcome
- cold hands, warm heart
- look like death (warmed over)