Warm


Warm
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. ???, ???.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having heat in a moderate degree; not cold as, warm milk. ``Whose blood is warm within.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Warm and still is the summer night. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

2. Having a sensation of heat, esp. of gentle heat; glowing. [1913 Webster]

3. Subject to heat; having prevalence of heat, or little or no cold weather; as, the warm climate of Egypt. [1913 Webster]

4. Fig.: Not cool, indifferent, lukewarm, or the like, in spirit or temper; zealous; ardent; fervent; excited; sprightly; irritable; excitable. [1913 Webster]

Mirth, and youth, and warm desire! --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Each warm wish springs mutual from the heart. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

They say he's warm man and does not care to be mad? mouths at. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

I had been none of the warmest of partisans. --Hawthor??. [1913 Webster]

5. Violent; vehement; furious; excited; passionate; as, a warm contest; a warm debate. [1913 Webster]

Welcome, daylight; we shall have warm work on't. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

6. Being well off as to property, or in good circumstances; forehanded; rich. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

Warm householders, every one of them. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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.] [1913 Webster]

Here, indeed, young Mr. Dowse was getting ``warm,'' ?? children say at blindman's buff. --Black. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Ardent; zealous; fervent; glowing; enthusiastic; cordial; keen; violent; furious; hot. [1913 Webster]


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