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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
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.
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.


(Cookery) having the effect of making people feel warmer
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.warming - the process of becoming warmerwarming - the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature
boiling - the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas
global warming - an increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere (especially a sustained increase that causes climatic changes)
induction heating - the heating of a conducting material caused by an electric current induced in it
overheating - excessive heating
radiant heating - heating a building by radiation from panels containing hot water or electrical heaters
temperature change - a process whereby the degree of hotness of a body (or medium) changes
melt, melting, thaw, thawing - the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid; "the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster"; "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours"
2.warming - warm weather following a freezewarming - warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt; "they welcomed the spring thaw"
atmospheric condition, weather, weather condition, conditions - the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation; "they were hoping for good weather"; "every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception"; "the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow"
Adj.1.warming - imparting heatwarming - imparting heat; "a warming fire"  
warm - 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"
2.warming - producing the sensation of heat when applied to the body; "a mustard plaster is calefacient"
hot - used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead"


A. ADJ [drink] → que hace entrar en calor
B. N
1.recalentamiento m
see also global B
2. (o.f.) (= hiding) → zurra f
C. CPD warming pan Ncalentador m (de cama)
References in classic literature ?
cried Jo, pounding with the handle of the old warming pan on which she leaned.
He brought it into the sitting-room with him and tapped it with some pride as he stood warming his hands.
Warming to the subject, Tamoszius went on to explain the situation.
Legree was often wont, when in a gracious humor, to get these two worthies into his sitting-room, and, after warming them up with whiskey, amuse himself by setting them to singing, dancing or fighting, as the humor took him.
You see, the sun was beating down and warming up the iron more and more all the time.
There are your shoes warming by the fire," said aunt Jane.
All this is visible to you by the light of an oil lamp hanging from the ceiling, and by that of an excellent fire, near which I sit in my cloak and bonnet; my muff and umbrella lie on the table, and I am warming away the numbness and chill contracted by sixteen hours' exposure to the rawness of an October day: I left Lowton at four o'clock a.
Why did it seem to give him a sense of homecoming which he had been sure he could never feel again--that sense of the beauty of land and sky and purple bloom of distance and a warming of the heart at drawing, nearer to the great old house which had held those of his blood for six hundred years?
He sat for a few minutes, warming his hands feebly like an old man, and staring straight into the flame.
The President rang his bell; but, The Vengeance, warming with encouragement, shrieked, "I defy that bell
In the main street at the corner of the court, some labourers were repairing the gas-pipes, and had lighted a great fire in a brazier, round which a party of ragged men and boys were gathered: warming their hands and winking their eyes before the blaze in rapture.
Peggotty,' I said in a thoughtful whisper, one evening, when I was warming my hands at the kitchen fire, 'Mr.