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
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Examples from the Web for warmness
And before the said stool it was boarded in under foot, for warmness.English Monastic Life|Abbot Gasquet
But this time someone was at his side, and a warmness ran through him at the thought.When the Sleepers Woke|Arthur Leo Zagat
There shall be the heat and warmness of life in your graves and buried bones.Letters of Samuel Rutherford|Samuel Rutherford
I took two big maple leaves and they did some help to keep its warmness from my head.The Story of Opal|Opal Whiteley
They might, he said, as well complain against the richness of their soil, or the warmness of their climate.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
British Dictionary definitions for warmness
Derived forms of warmwarmer, nounwarmish, adjectivewarmly, adverbwarmness, noun
Word Origin for warm
Idioms and Phrases with warmness
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)