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 warming
Both the Republicans in Congress and the American-Cuban community in exile have been speaking out against the warming relations.
Warming to his theme, Argiros adds, “All human life passes through here- the good bad and the ugly.”
We need to figure out a way to feed a growing population on a warming planet.
Her “random act of kindness” has struck a chord with people across the country, warming hearts and giving hope.Fancy Pants Dance, World Cup Poseurs, and More Viral Videos|Alex Chancey|July 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to a recent poll, 67 percent of Americans agree that there is “solid evidence that the earth is warming.”Obama’s New Emissions Rules Will Yank the Climate Change Debate Back Into Reality|Sally Kohn|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another was trying to discover a defect in his ignition system, and others were oiling, fixing or warming up their motors.The Motor Boys on the Wing|Clarence Young
But, warming itself at the fire, the poor human nature in the old man's breast began to tear him pitilessly.The Deemster|Hall Caine
Warming to the required temperature gives very little trouble.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
Dan flung up the window; the first red streak of dawn was warming the gray east, a herald of the coming sun.
Her face was blazing like a warming pan, the soup was at its most important crisis.Yr Ynys Unyg|Julia de Winton
British Dictionary definitions for warming
Derived Formswarmer, nounwarmish, adjectivewarmly, adverbwarmness, noun
Word Origin for warm
Idioms and Phrases with warming
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)