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 warmer
As the Cold War entered its final years, the film enjoyed a warmer reception in Russia.When Countries Lose Their Shit Over American Movies|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like thinner and translucent for summer and warmer for winter.
More than six years later, the oceans have continued their rise and the planet is ever warmer.
Hers was a warmer, less profane speech, again in memory of a much-missed buddy.
So there's many different reasons why you do things, but I'm actively pursuing the warmer, nicer people.‘Surviving Jack’ Star Rachael Harris Is No Longer ‘The Bitch'|Kevin Fallon|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Excitement, too, had lent a warmer pink to her apple cheeks, and her blue eyes were like deep and hating stars.
But if they both come to Lincolnshire, the sedan, he thinks, will receive a warmer welcome than the coach.Carriages & Coaches|Ralph Straus
No one can give you wiser counsel or warmer sympathy than she will.Allison Bain|Margaret Murray Robertson
You have had warmer feelings for Meg than she could reciprocate.Pearl of Pearl Island|John Oxenham
This blanket is finer and warmer than any ever woven by man.Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks|May Farinholt-Jones
British Dictionary definitions for warmer
Derived Formswarmer, nounwarmish, adjectivewarmly, adverbwarmness, noun
Word Origin for warm
Idioms and Phrases with warmer
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)