A girl uses a cup of soup to warm her hands.
- 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.
- 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 of warmMiddle English from Old English wearm, akin to German warm from Indo-European base an unverified form gwher-, hot from source Classical Greek therm?, 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 of warmME warmen < OE wearmian
- to become warm
- to become friendly, kindly, affectionate, or sympathetic (to, toward, or up to)
- to become excited, ardent, enthusiastic, lively, etc.: often with to
- to feel a glow of pleasure; bask
- 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, exercise, or limber up awhile in preparation for going into a game, contest, performance, etc.
- 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 jacket.
- 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.
verbwarmed, warm·ing, warms
- 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 of warmMiddle English from Old English wearm
(comparative warmer, superlative warmest)
- Having a temperature slightly higher than usual, but still pleasant; mildly hot.
- The tea is still warm.
- This is a very warm room.
- Caring and friendly, of relations to another person.
- We have a warm friendship.
- Having a color in the red-orange-yellow part of the visible electromagnetic spectrum.
- Close, often used in the context of a game in which "warm" and "cold" are used to indicate nearness to the goal.
- (archaic) Ardent, zealous.
- a warm debate, with strong words exchanged
- (archaic) Being well off as to property, or in good circumstances; rich.
From Middle English warm, werm, from Old English wearm, from Proto-Germanic *warmaz, with different proposed origins:
- Proto-Indo-European *gÊ·Ê°er- (warm, hot), related to Ancient Greek Î¸ÎµÏÎ¼ÏŒÏ‚ (thermos), Latin formus, Sanskrit à¤˜à¤°à¥à¤® (gharma).
- Proto-Indo-European *wer- (to burn), related to Hittite (warnuzi) [Cuneiform?] and to Old Church Slavonic Ð²Ð°Ñ€Ð¸Ñ‚Ð¸ (variti).
The dispute is due to differing opinions on how initial Proto-Indo-European *gÊ·Ê°- evolved in Germanic: some think that *gÊ·Ê° would have turned to *b, and that the root *gÊ·Ê°er- would instead have given rise to burn etc. Some have also proposed a merger of the two roots.
The term is cognate with West Frisian waarm, Dutch/German/Low German warm, Danish/Norwegian/Swedish varm and Icelandic varmur.
(third-person singular simple present warms, present participle warming, simple past and past participle warmed)
- To make or keep warm.
- (intransitive) To become warm, to heat up.
- My socks are warming by the fire.
- The earth soon warms on a clear summer day.
- (intransitive) To favour increasingly.
- He is warming to the idea.
- Her classmates are gradually warming to her.
- To become ardent or animated.
- The speaker warms as he proceeds.
- To make engaged or earnest; to interest; to engage; to excite ardor or zeal; to enliven.
- (colloquial) The act of warming, or the state of being warmed; a heating.
- Shall I give your coffee a warm in the microwave?
From Old English werman