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warm  (wôrm)
adj. warm·er, warm·est
1. Somewhat hotter than temperate; having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat; moderately hot: a warm climate.
2. Having the natural heat of living beings: a warm body.
3. Preserving or imparting heat: a warm overcoat.
4. Having or causing a sensation of unusually high body heat, as from exercise or hard work; overheated.
5. Marked by enthusiasm; ardent: warm support.
6. Characterized by liveliness, excitement, or disagreement; heated: a warm debate.
7. Marked by or revealing friendliness or sincerity; cordial: warm greetings.
8. Loving; passionate: a warm embrace.
9. Excitable, impetuous, or quick to be aroused: a warm temper.
10. Predominantly red or yellow in tone: a warm sunset.
11. Recently made; fresh: a warm trail.
12. Close to discovering, guessing, or finding something, as in certain games.
13. Informal Uncomfortable because of danger or annoyance: Things are warm for the bookies.
v. warmed, warm·ing, warms
v.tr.
1. To raise slightly in temperature; make warm: warmed the rolls a bit more; warm up the house.
2. To make zealous or ardent; enliven.
3. To fill with pleasant emotions: We were warmed by the sight of home.
v.intr.
1. To become warm: The rolls are warming in the oven.
2. To become ardent, enthusiastic, or animated: began to warm to the subject.
3. To become kindly disposed or friendly: She felt the audience warming to her.
n. Informal
A warming or heating.
Phrasal Verb:
warm up
1. To prepare for an athletic event by exercising, stretching, or practicing for a short time beforehand.
2. To make or become ready for an event or operation.
3. To make more enthusiastic, excited, or animated.
4. To approach a state of confrontation or violence.

[Middle English, from Old English wearm.]

warmer n.
warmish adj.
warmly adv.
warmness n.


warm  /wrm/  v. 1 [I;T] to heat, increase the temperature of: We warmed ourselves by sitting near the fireplace. 2 phrasal v. insep. [I;T] to warm up s.o. or s.t.: a. to heat up: He warmed up the coffee from earlier that day. b. to get ready for action: She won the tennis match, because she had warmed up before it started. 3 phrasal v. insep. [T] to warm up to s.o. or s.t.: to grow to like s.o. or s.t.: We are warming up to our son-in-law; hes not so bad after all.
adj. 1 having heat, but not hot: I like warm summer days. 2 friendly, having compassion: Her friends love her for her warm personality. See: hot.

Thesaurus: warm adj. 1 sunny | toasty, cozy. Ant. cool. 2 pleasant, charming | affectionate, tender.
Ant. cool.

Usage Note: In a range of temperatures, warm is between hot and cold. Lukewarm means mildly warm; tepid is a little bit cooler. warm

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