Warmth definition

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Warmth is a moderate amount of heat, or a feeling of excitement or affection.

An example of warmth is a comfortable blanket on a cold night.

An example of warmth is a friend greeting you with a smile and a big hug.

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The degree of heat in a substance, esp. when it is moderate; mild heat.
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Excitement or vigor of feeling; enthusiasm, ardor, zeal, etc.
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Sympathetic, cordial, or affectionate feelings or nature.
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Slight anger.
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A moderate degree of heat; the sensation of being warm.
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(art) The effect of using mostly red and yellow hues.
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The glowing effect produced by using predominantly red or yellow hues.
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Friendliness, kindness, or affection.

Human warmth.

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Excitement or intensity, especially of emotion.
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A glowing effect obtained by using red, yellow, etc.
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The state or quality of having, giving off, or keeping in a moderate degree of heat.
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The state, sensation, or quality of producing or having a moderate degree of heat.

An agreeable warmth in the house.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
warmth
Plural:
warmths

Origin of warmth

  • Middle English warmeth from warm warm warm

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English warmth, from Old English *wiermþu (“warmth"), corresponding to warm +"Ž -th. Cognate with West Frisian waarmte (“warmth"), Dutch warmte (“warmth").

    From Wiktionary