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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 jacket.
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.]

warm′er n.
warm′ish adj.
warm′ly adv.
warm′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.warmer - device that heats water or supplies warmth to a roomwarmer - device that heats water or supplies warmth to a room
brasier, brazier - large metal container in which coal or charcoal is burned; warms people who must stay outside for long times
convector - a space heater that transfers heat to the surrounding air by convection
defroster, deicer - heater that removes ice or frost (as from a windshield or a refrigerator or the wings of an airplane)
demister - heater that removes mist from the windshield of a car
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
gas heater - a heater that burns gas for heat
heating pad, hot pad - heater consisting of electrical heating elements contained in a flexible pad
kerosene heater, kerosine heater, oil heater, oilstove - heater that burns oil (as kerosine) for heating or cooking
radiator - heater consisting of a series of pipes for circulating steam or hot water to heat rooms or buildings
solar heater - a heater that makes direct use of solar energy
space heater - heater consisting of a self-contained (usually portable) unit to warm a room
stove - any heating apparatus
hot-water heater, hot-water tank, water heater - a heater and storage tank to supply heated water
Translations

warmer

n foot/bottle warmerFuß-/Flaschenwärmer m
References in classic literature ?
The contest gradually grew warmer, until it was quite evident the feelings of the speakers began to be somewhat enlisted in the debate.
Her thought had scarcely done him justice when it pronounced him cold; or, if so, he had grown warmer now.
This warmer light mingles itself with the cold spirituality of the moon-beams, and communicates, as it were, a heart and sensibilities of human tenderness to the forms which fancy summons tip.
But more surprising is it to know, as has been proved by experiment, that the blood of a Polar whale is warmer than that of a Borneo negro in summer.
Then the Breithorn and the Dent Blanche caught the radiant glow; but "the intervening mass of Monte Rosa made it necessary for us to climb many long hours before we could hope to see the sun himself, yet the whole air soon grew warmer after the splendid birth of the day.
It surprised him some, because he thought he had reasons to believe he was pointed for a warmer climate than this one.
There will be enough for every hope and every fear; and though my attachment to none can equal that of a parent, it suits my ideas of comfort better than what is warmer and blinder.
The play-hour in the evening I thought the pleasantest fraction of the day at Lowood: the bit of bread, the draught of coffee swallowed at five o'clock had revived vitality, if it had not satisfied hunger: the long restraint of the day was slackened; the schoolroom felt warmer than in the morning--its fires being allowed to burn a little more brightly, to supply, in some measure, the place of candles, not yet introduced: the ruddy gloaming, the licensed uproar, the confusion of many voices gave one a welcome sense of liberty.
All that troubled her was her wish that she knew whether all the roses were dead, or if perhaps some of them had lived and might put out leaves and buds as the weather got warmer.
She sat with her dark, handsome face steadily averted, her eyes cast down, and the rich color in her cheeks warmer and deeper than usual.
Not many people had talked with him at the reception; he had stood in a little space apart, and Monseigneur might have been warmer in his manner.
He stopped at the outer door to bestow the greetings of the season on the clerk, who cold as he was, was warmer than Scrooge; for he returned them cordially.