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.
Words nearby warm
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Origin of warm
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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 forms of warmwarmer, 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)