- The definition of warm is having a moderate amount of heat, or someone who is friendly and sincere.
- An example of something warm is a bowl of soup that has been off the stove for a few minutes.
- An example of a warm person is someone who provide care and concern to a family after a major loss.
- To warm is defined as to raise the temperature a bit.
An example of to warm is to turn the heat on.
A girl uses a cup of soup to warm her hands.
warm definition by Webster's New World
- having or giving off a moderate degree of heat: a warm iron, warm coffee
- giving off pleasurable heat: a warm fire
- uncomfortably warm; hot: a warm night
- having the natural heat of living beings: said of the body, blood, etc.
- heated or overheated, as with exercise or hard work
- such as to make one heated or overheated: warm exercise, work, etc.
- effective in keeping body heat in: warm clothing
- characterized by lively disagreement: said of argument or controversy
- fervent; ardent; enthusiastic: warm encouragement
- lively, vigorous, brisk, or animated
- quick to anger; irascible; heated
- genial; cordial: a warm welcome
- sincere; grateful: warm thanks
- sympathetic, affectionate, or loving
- passionate; amorous
- suggesting warmth; having yellow, orange, or red hue: said of colors
- newly made; fresh; strong: said of a scent or trail
- Informal close to discovering something; on the verge of guessing or finding, as in games
- Informal disagreeable; uncomfortable: to make things warm for someone
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English wearm, akin to German warm ; from Indo-European base an unverified form gwher-, hot from source Classical Greek thermē, heat, thermos, warm, theros, summer, Classical Latin formus, warm, fornax, furnace
- to make warm; raise the temperature of to a moderate extent
- to make excited, animated, ardent, enthusiastic, lively, etc.
- to fill with pleasant or kindly emotions: a sight to warm the heart
Origin: ME warmen < OE wearmian
- to become warm
- to become friendly, kindly, affectionate, or sympathetic (to or toward)
- to become excited, ardent, enthusiastic, lively, etc.: often with to
- to feel a glow of pleasure; bask
warm definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective warm·er, warm·est
- Somewhat hotter than temperate; having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat; moderately hot: a warm climate.
- Having the natural heat of living beings: a warm body.
- Preserving or imparting heat: a warm overcoat.
- Having or causing a sensation of unusually high body heat, as from exercise or hard work; overheated.
- Marked by enthusiasm; ardent: warm support.
- Characterized by liveliness, excitement, or disagreement; heated: a warm debate.
- Marked by or revealing friendliness or sincerity; cordial: warm greetings.
- Loving; passionate: a warm embrace.
- Excitable, impetuous, or quick to be aroused: a warm temper.
- Predominantly red or yellow in tone: a warm sunset.
- Recently made; fresh: a warm trail.
- Close to discovering, guessing, or finding something, as in certain games.
- Informal Uncomfortable because of danger or annoyance: Things are warm for the bookies.
- To raise slightly in temperature; make warm: warmed the rolls a bit more; warm up the house.
- To make zealous or ardent; enliven.
- To fill with pleasant emotions: We were warmed by the sight of home.
- To become warm: The rolls are warming in the oven.
- To become ardent, enthusiastic, or animated: began to warm to the subject.
- To become kindly disposed or friendly: She felt the audience warming to her.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English wearm.
- warmˈer noun
- warmˈish adjective
- warmˈly adverb
- warmˈness noun
warm - Phrases/Idioms
- to heat or be heated; make or become warm
- to make or become sufficiently warm to operate effectively or efficiently to warm up an engine
- to reheat (cooked food, etc.)also warm over
- to make or become more animated, excited, ardent, lively, etc.
- to practice or exercise a while before going into a game, contest, performance, etc.