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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Warm  \Warm\,  a.  [Compar.  {Warmer};  superl.  {Warmest}.]  [AS. 
  wearm;  akin  to  OS.,  OFries.,  D.,  &  G.  warm,  Icel.  varmr  Sw 
  &  Dan.  varm,  Goth.  warmjan  to  warm;  probably  akin  to  Lith. 
  virti  to  cook,  boil;  or  perhaps  to  Skr.  gharma  heat,  OL 
  formus  warm.  ???,  ???.] 
  1.  Having  heat  in  a  moderate  degree;  not  cold  as  warm  milk. 
  ``Whose  blood  is  warm  within.''  --Shak. 
 
  Warm  and  still  is  the  summer  night.  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  Having  a  sensation  of  heat,  esp.  of  gentle  heat;  glowing. 
 
  3.  Subject  to  heat;  having  prevalence  of  heat,  or  little  or 
  no  cold  weather;  as  the  warm  climate  of  Egypt. 
 
  4.  Fig.:  Not  cool,  indifferent,  lukewarm,  or  the  like  in 
  spirit  or  temper;  zealous;  ardent;  fervent;  excited; 
  sprightly;  irritable;  excitable. 
 
  Mirth,  and  youth,  and  warm  desire!  --Milton. 
 
  Each  warm  wish  springs  mutual  from  the  heart. 
  --Pope. 
 
  They  say  he's  warm  man  and  does  not  care  to  be  mad? 
  mouths  at  --Addison. 
 
  I  had  been  none  of  the  warmest  of  partisans. 
  --Hawthor??. 
 
  5.  Violent;  vehement;  furious;  excited;  passionate;  as  a 
  warm  contest;  a  warm  debate. 
 
  Welcome,  daylight;  we  shall  have  warm  work  on't. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  6.  Being  well  off  as  to  property,  or  in  good  circumstances; 
  forehanded;  rich.  [Colloq.] 
 
  Warm  householders,  every  one  of  them  --W.  Irving. 
 
  You  shall  have  a  draft  upon  him  payable  at  sight: 
  and  let  me  tell  you  he  as  warm  a  man  as  any  within 
  five  miles  round  him  --Goldsmith. 
 
  7.  In  children's  games,  being  near  the  object  sought  for 
  hence  being  close  to  the  discovery  of  some  person,  thing 
  or  fact  concealed.  [Colloq.] 
 
  Here  indeed,  young  Mr  Dowse  was  getting  ``warm,'' 
  ??  children  say  at  blindman's  buff.  --Black. 
 
  8.  (Paint.)  Having  yellow  or  red  for  a  basis,  or  in  their 
  composition;  --  said  of  colors,  and  opposed  to  cold  which 
  is  of  blue  and  its  compounds. 
 
  Syn:  Ardent;  zealous;  fervent;  glowing;  enthusiastic; 
  cordial;  keen;  violent;  furious;  hot. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Warm  \Warm\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Warmed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Warming}.]  [AS.  wearmian  See  {Warm},  a.] 
  1.  To  communicate  a  moderate  degree  of  heat  to  to  render 
  warm;  to  supply  or  furnish  heat  to  as  a  stove  warms  an 
  apartment. 
 
  Then  shall  it  [an  ash  tree]  be  for  a  man  to  burn; 
  for  he  will  take  thereof  and  warm  himself.  --Isa. 
  xliv  15 
 
  Enough  to  warm,  but  not  enough  to  burn. 
  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  To  make  engaged  or  earnest;  to  interest;  to  engage;  to 
  excite  ardor  or  zeal;  to  enliven. 
 
  I  formerly  warmed  my  head  with  reading  controversial 
  writings.  --Pope. 
 
  Bright  hopes,  that  erst  bosom  warmed.  --Keble. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Warm  \Warm\,  v.  i.  [AS.  wearmian.] 
  1.  To  become  warm,  or  moderately  heated;  as  the  earth  soon 
  warms  in  a  clear  day  summer. 
 
  There  shall  not  be  a  coal  to  warm  at  --Isa.  xlvii. 
  14. 
 
  2.  To  become  ardent  or  animated;  as  the  speake?  warms  as  he 
  proceeds. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Warm  \Warm\,  n. 
  The  act  of  warming,  or  the  state  of  being  warmed;  a  warming; 
  a  heating.  [Colloq.]  --Dickens. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  warm 
  adj  1:  having  or  producing  a  comfortable  and  agreeable  degree  of 
  heat  or  imparting  or  maintaining  heat;  "a  warm  body"; 
  "a  warm  room";  "a  warm  climate";  "a  warm  coat"  [ant:  {cool}] 
  2:  psychologically  warm;  friendly  and  responsive;  "a  warm 
  greeting";  "a  warm  personality";  "warm  support"  [ant:  {cool}] 
  3:  (color)  inducing  the  impression  of  warmth;  used  especially 
  of  reds  and  oranges  and  yellows;  "warm  reds  and  yellows 
  and  orange"  [ant:  {cool}] 
  4:  having  or  displaying  warmth  or  affection;  "affectionate 
  children";  "caring  parents";  "a  fond  embrace";  "fond  of 
  his  nephew";  "a  tender  glance";  "a  warm  embrace"  [syn:  {affectionate}, 
  {caring},  {fond},  {lovesome},  {tender}] 
  5:  freshly  made  or  left  "a  warm  trail";  "the  scent  is  warm" 
  [syn:  {strong}] 
  6:  easily  aroused  or  excited;  "a  quick  temper";  "a  warm  temper" 
  [syn:  {quick}] 
  7:  characterized  by  strong  enthusiasm;  "ardent 
  revolutionaries";  "warm  support"  [syn:  {ardent}] 
  8:  characterized  by  liveliness  or  excitement  or  disagreement; 
  "a  warm  debate" 
  9:  uncomfortable  because  of  possible  danger  or  trouble;  "made 
  things  warm  for  the  bookies" 
  10:  of  a  seeker;  near  to  the  object  sought;  "you're  getting 
  warm";  "hot  on  the  trail"  [syn:  {hot}] 
  v  1:  get  warm  or  warmer;  "The  soup  warmed  slowly  on  the  stove" 
  [syn:  {warm  up}] 
  2:  make  warm  or  warmer;  "The  blanket  will  warm  you" 




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