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
Idioms for warm
Origin of warm
SYNONYMS FOR warm
OTHER WORDS FROM warm
Examples from the Web for warmish
But there had been a mother to his father: odd movements of a warmish curiosity brushed him when the cynic was not mounting guard.The Amazing Marriage, Complete|George Meredith
He rode right on to the tribe, and was accorded a warmish welcome, one buck casting his spear with great promptitude.Spinifex and Sand|David W Carnegie
The weather was warmish, but I was so lightly clothed that I was quickly drenched to the skin.Jethou|E. R. Suffling
The day was a warmish one, so that this proceeding amazed me even more than the other.The Exploits Of Brigadier Gerard|Arthur Conan Doyle
The paper should be rinsed in cold water, as warmish water will cause air-bells instead of preventing them.Bromide Printing and Enlarging|John A. Tennant
British Dictionary definitions for warmish
Derived forms of warmwarmer, nounwarmish, adjectivewarmly, adverbwarmness, noun
Word Origin for warm
Idioms and Phrases with warmish
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)