- to experience a flameout
- to fail in a spectacular or dramatic fashion
- burning; on fire
Other Word Forms of Flame
Origin of Flame
Middle English flaume, flaumbe, blend of Anglo-Norman flame and flambe, flamble, the first from Latin flamma, the second from Latin flammula, diminutive of flamma, both from pre-Latin *fladma; akin to Old English glēd (“ember”); ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlē- (“to shimmer, gleam, shine”).
Middle English from Anglo-Norman flaumbe variant of Old French flambe from flamble from Latin flammula diminutive of flamma bhel-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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