warmth

[ wawrmth ]
/ wɔrmθ /

noun


Nearby words

  1. warminster broom,
  2. warmist,
  3. warmonger,
  4. warmongering,
  5. warmouth,
  6. warmup,
  7. warn,
  8. warne,
  9. warner,
  10. warner robins

Origin of warmth

First recorded in 1125–75, warmth is from the Middle English word wermth. See warm, -th1

Related formswarmth·less, adjectivewarmth·less·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for warmth

warmth

/ (wɔːmθ) /

noun

the state, quality, or sensation of being warm
intensity of emotionhe denied the accusation with some warmth
affection or cordiality
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Word Origin and History for warmth

warmth

n.

late 12c., wearmth, Proto-Germanic *warmitho- (cf. Middle Low German wermede, Dutch warmte), from *warmo- (see warm (adj.)).

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