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flame

 (flām)
n.
1. The zone of burning gases and fine suspended matter associated with rapid combustion; a hot, glowing mass of burning gas or vapor.
2. The condition of active, blazing combustion: burst into flame.
3. Something resembling a flame in motion, brilliance, intensity, or shape.
4. A violent or intense passion.
5. Informal A person that one has an intense passion for.
6. Informal An insulting criticism or remark meant to incite anger, as on a computer network.
v. flamed, flam·ing, flames
v.intr.
1. To burn brightly; blaze.
2. To color or flash suddenly: cheeks that flamed with embarrassment.
3. Informal To make insulting criticisms or remarks, as on a computer network, to incite anger.
v.tr.
1. To burn, ignite, or scorch (something) with a flame.
2. Informal To insult or criticize provokingly, as on a computer network.
3. Obsolete To excite; inflame.
Phrasal Verb:
flame out
To fail: "Only a handful of companies have flamed out in the two decades since the birth of the [biotech] industry" (Rhonda L. Rundle).

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman flaumbe, variant of Old French flambe, from flamble, from Latin flammula, diminutive of flamma; see bhel-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

flam′er n.

flame

(fleɪm)
n
1. (Chemistry) a hot usually luminous body of burning gas often containing small incandescent particles, typically emanating in flickering streams from burning material or produced by a jet of ignited gas
2. (Chemistry) (often plural) the state or condition of burning with flames: to burst into flames.
3. a brilliant light; fiery glow
4. (Colours)
a. a strong reddish-orange colour
b. (as adjective): a flame carpet.
5. intense passion or ardour; burning emotion
6. informal a lover or sweetheart (esp in the phrase an old flame)
7. (Communications & Information) informal an abusive message posted online or sent by electronic mail, esp to express anger or criticism
vb
8. to burn or cause to burn brightly; give off or cause to give off flame
9. (intr) to burn or glow as if with fire; become red or fiery: his face flamed with anger.
10. (intr) to show great emotion; become angry or excited
11. (Chemistry) (tr) to apply a flame to (something)
12. (tr) archaic to set on fire, either physically or with emotion
13. (Communications & Information) informal to post an abusive comment online or send an abusive email
[C14: from Anglo-French flaume, from Old French flambe, modification of flamble, from Latin flammula a little flame, from flamma flame]
ˈflamer n
ˈflameless adj
ˈflamelet n
ˈflameˌlike adj
ˈflamy adj

flame

(fleɪm)

n., v. flamed, flam•ing. n.
1. a portion of burning gas or vapor, as from ignited wood or coal.
2. Often, flames. the state or condition of blazing combustion.
3. inflamed condition.
4. brilliant light; scintillating luster.
5. bright coloring; a streak or patch of color.
6. a bright reddish orange color.
7. intense ardor, zeal, or passion.
8. an object of one's passionate love; sweetheart.
9. Computer Slang. an act or instance of angry criticism or disparagement, esp. on a computer network.
v.i.
10. to burn with a flame or flames; burst into flames; blaze.
11. to glow like flame; shine brilliantly; flash.
12. to burn or burst forth with strong emotion; break into open anger, indignation, etc.
13. Computer Slang. to behave in an offensive manner, esp. on a computer network; rant.
v.t.
14. to subject to the action of flame or fire.
15. Computer Slang. to insult or criticize angrily, esp. on a computer network.
[1300–50; Middle English flaume < Anglo-French, variant of flaumbe; Old French flambe, earlier flamble < Latin flammula]
flam′er, n.
flame′less, adj.
flame′like`, adj.
flam′y, adj.

flame

(flām)
The hot, glowing mixture of burning gases and tiny particles that arises from combustion.

flame


Past participle: flamed
Gerund: flaming

Imperative
flame
flame
Present
I flame
you flame
he/she/it flames
we flame
you flame
they flame
Preterite
I flamed
you flamed
he/she/it flamed
we flamed
you flamed
they flamed
Present Continuous
I am flaming
you are flaming
he/she/it is flaming
we are flaming
you are flaming
they are flaming
Present Perfect
I have flamed
you have flamed
he/she/it has flamed
we have flamed
you have flamed
they have flamed
Past Continuous
I was flaming
you were flaming
he/she/it was flaming
we were flaming
you were flaming
they were flaming
Past Perfect
I had flamed
you had flamed
he/she/it had flamed
we had flamed
you had flamed
they had flamed
Future
I will flame
you will flame
he/she/it will flame
we will flame
you will flame
they will flame
Future Perfect
I will have flamed
you will have flamed
he/she/it will have flamed
we will have flamed
you will have flamed
they will have flamed
Future Continuous
I will be flaming
you will be flaming
he/she/it will be flaming
we will be flaming
you will be flaming
they will be flaming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flaming
you have been flaming
he/she/it has been flaming
we have been flaming
you have been flaming
they have been flaming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flaming
you will have been flaming
he/she/it will have been flaming
we will have been flaming
you will have been flaming
they will have been flaming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flaming
you had been flaming
he/she/it had been flaming
we had been flaming
you had been flaming
they had been flaming
Conditional
I would flame
you would flame
he/she/it would flame
we would flame
you would flame
they would flame
Past Conditional
I would have flamed
you would have flamed
he/she/it would have flamed
we would have flamed
you would have flamed
they would have flamed

flame

1. An insulting or impolite message sent via email, or as a post on a newsgroup or forum, or as a comment on a blog.
2. To ignite spirits poured over a dish (as with Christmas pudding).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flame - the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smokeflame - the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"
blaze, blazing - a strong flame that burns brightly; "the blaze spread rapidly"
combustion, burning - a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
flare - a sudden burst of flame
ignition - the process of initiating combustion or catching fire
Verb1.flame - shine with a sudden light; "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment"
beam, shine - emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"
blaze up, burn up, flame up, flare - burn brightly; "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity"
2.flame - be in flames or aflame; "The sky seemed to flame in the Hawaiian sunset"
burn, combust - undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well"
3.flame - criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium; "the person who posted an inflammatory message got flamed"
castigate, chasten, chastise, objurgate, correct - censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

flame

noun
1. fire, light, spark, glow, blaze, brightness, inferno a huge ball of flame
3. (Informal) sweetheart, partner, lover, girlfriend, boyfriend, squeeze (informal), beloved, heart-throb (Brit.), beau, ladylove She kept inviting his old flame round to their house.
verb
1. burn, flash, shine, glow, blaze, flare, glare His dark eyes flamed with rage.
2. blush, colour, glow, redden, turn red, go red Her face flamed a fiery red.
3. ignite, set on fire, set ablaze, set light to, kindle a medium-rare steak, doused and flamed in cognac
in flames on fire, burning, alight, ablaze Half the building was in flames.

flame

noun
The visible signs of combustion:
verb
To undergo combustion:
Translations
لهبلَهَبلَهَب، شُعْلَهيَحْمَرُّيَشْتَعِل غَضَبا
plamenplanoutrozpálit sezrudnout
flammeblusseglødelue
leek
liekki
plamen
fellángolláng
nyala
eldroînaeldtunga, logiloga
フレーム叩く
불꽃
flamma
degtikaistiliepsnoti
kvēlotliesmaliesmotnosarktpietvīkt
flacără
blčať
plamen
brandgulflammalåga
เปลวไฟ
alevalev alev yanmakalev gibi yanmak
ngọn lửa

flame

[fleɪm]
A. N
1.llama f
to be in flamesarder or estar en llamas
to burst into flames [car, plane] → estallar en llamas
to commit sth to the flamesechar algo al fuego
to fan the flamesavivar el fuego
he watched the house go up in flamesmiraba cómo la casa era pasto de las llamas
2. (= lover) old flameantiguo amor m
B. VI
1. (also flame up) [fire] → llamear; [passion] → encenderse; [person] → acalorarse
2. [eyes] → brillar; [sky] → llamear, enrojecerse
her cheeks flamed with embarrassmentse puso colorada de vergüenza
C. VT (Internet) → insultar a través de la Red, abuchear en la Red
D. CPD flame retardant N = fire retardant

flame

[ˈfleɪm] n
[fire] → flamme f
to burst into flames → prendre feu
in flames → en feu
to go up in flames → s'embraser
to fan the flames (fig)jeter de l'huile sur le feu
He fanned the flames of popular feeling → Il enflammait l'opinion publique.
old flame

flame

n
Flamme f; the house was in flamesdas Haus stand in Flammen
(of passion)Flamme f (geh), → Feuer nt no pl
(inf: = sweetheart) → Flamme f (inf); she’s an old flame of hissie ist eine alte or ehemalige Flamme von ihm (inf)
(Comput) → Flame nt, → beleidigende E-Mail
vi (fire)lodern, flammen (geh); (fig: face, cheeks) → glühen
vt (Comput) to flame somebodyjdm eine Flame schicken

flame

:
flame mail
n (= Comput)Flame nt, → beleidigende E-Mail
flameproof
adjfeuerfest, feuersicher; textilesflammensicher
flame-red
adjfeuerrot
flame retardant
flame test
nFlammprobe f
flame-thrower

flame

[fleɪm]
1. nfiamma
to burst into flames → divampare
2. vi (also flame up) → divampare
her cheeks flamed with embarrassment → arrossì per l'imbarazzo

flame

(fleim) noun
the bright light of something burning. A small flame burned in the lamp.
verb
1. to burn with flames. His eyes flamed with anger.
2. to become very hot, red etc. Her cheeks flamed with embarrassment.
ˈflaming adjective
flammable (ˈflӕməbl) adjective
able or likely to burn. flammable material.
flame of the forest
a tropical tree with large bright-red flowers and long brown pods.

see also inflammable.

flame

لَهَب plamen flamme Flamme φλόγα llama liekki flamme plamen fiamma 불꽃 vlam flamme płomień chama пламя låga เปลวไฟ alev ngọn lửa 火焰

flame

n llama; — retardant retardante m de fuego
References in classic literature ?
Poor Jo tried desperately to be good, but her bosom enemy was always ready to flame up and defeat her, and it took years of patient effort to subdue it.
The feeble blaze of life that remained in her body was blown into a flame by her anxiety and she crept out of bed, dressed and hurried along the hallway toward her son's room, shaking with exaggerated fears.
Torches of a light bark, that glowed with a steady flame and little smoke, had been provided, as well as a good supply of electric dry-battery lamps, and the way into the cavern was thus well lighted.
The seeds of my ardour were the sparks from that divine flame whereby more than a thousand have kindled; I speak of the "Aeneid," mother to me and nurse to me in poetry.
That meant the nearness of war; the revolt of slaves; confusion ending in fire and flame through which she was borne safely in the strong arms of Pelagie, and carried to the log cabin which was still their home.
This fire begins to show too bright a flame," he continued, as they complied, "and might light the Mingoes to our undoing.
Another phenomenon, still more strikingly modern, was a package of lucifer matches, which, in old times, would have been thought actually to borrow their instantaneous flame from the nether fires of Tophet.
The spell of life went forth from her ever-creative spirit, and communicated itself to a thousand objects, as a torch kindles a flame wherever it may be applied.
I had dropped, with the joy of her reappearance, back into my chair--feeling then, and then only, a little faint; and she had pattered straight over to me, thrown herself upon my knee, given herself to be held with the flame of the candle full in the wonderful little face that was still flushed with sleep.
First he takes about a double handful of shavings out of his grego pocket, and places them carefully before the idol; then laying a bit of ship biscuit on top and applying the flame from the lamp, he kindled the shavings into a sacrificial blaze.
So in dreams, have I seen majestic Satan thrusting forth his tormented colossal claw from the flame Baltic of Hell.
It was a time when everything cried out to them that they ought to be happy; when wonder burned in their hearts, and leaped into flame at the slightest breath.