- The definition of a flame is burning gas, fire or blaze, or a strong passion.
- An example of a flame is a fire from a lighter.
- An example of a flame is an intense desire for a particular person.
- Flame is defined as to burn or light up, or to criticize harshly.
- An example of flame is to light a match.
- An example of flame is to continuously scream at someone.
Flame on a golden candle.
flame definition by Webster's New World
- the burning gas or vapor of a fire, seen as a flickering light of various colors; blaze
- a tongue of light rising from a fire
- the state of burning with a blaze of light: to burst into flame
- a thing like a flame in heat, brilliance, etc.
- brilliance or bright coloring
- an intense emotion; strong passion
- Informal a personal attack, harsh criticism, etc., specif. when communicated by e-mail
- a sweetheart
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French flamme (; from Classical Latin flamma) and amp; flambe ; from Classical Latin flammula, diminutive of flamma ; from base of flagrare, to burn: see flagrant
- to burn with a blaze of light; burst into flame
- to light up with color as if blazing; grow red or hot: a face flaming with anger
- to show intense emotion; become very excited
Origin: ME flammen < OFr flamer < L flammare
- Now Rare to burn or heat with flame
- to treat with flame
- Informal to attack or harshly criticize, as by e-mail
- Cooking to douse with alcoholic liquor and set afire: flame the roast with brandy
flame definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The zone of burning gases and fine suspended matter associated with rapid combustion; a hot, glowing mass of burning gas or vapor.
- The condition of active, blazing combustion: burst into flame.
- Something resembling a flame in motion, brilliance, intensity, or shape.
- A violent or intense passion.
- Informal A sweetheart.
- Informal An insulting criticism or remark meant to incite anger, as on a computer network.
- To burn brightly; blaze.
- To color or flash suddenly: cheeks that flamed with embarrassment.
- Informal To make insulting criticisms or remarks, as on a computer network, to incite anger.
- To burn, ignite, or scorch (something) with a flame.
- Informal To insult or criticize provokingly, as on a computer network.
- Obsolete To excite; inflame.
Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-Norman flaumbe, variant of Old French flambe, from flamble, from Latin flammula, diminutive of flamma; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots.
- flamˈer noun
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