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warm

 
 
pronunciation:
worm
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
warm up
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: warmer, warmest
definition 1: having or emitting moderate heat.
a warm kitchena warm oven
antonyms:
chilled, chilly, cold, cool, cutting, nippy
similar words:
cozy, hot, lukewarm, moderate, temperate, tepid, toasty
definition 2: serving to hold in body heat.
a warm blanket
antonyms:
cool, summery
similar words:
cozy, toasty
definition 3: having or causing a sensation of somewhat high body temperature.
warm from jogging
synonyms:
flushed, hot
antonyms:
chill, chilly, cold
similar words:
feverish, sweaty, sweltering
definition 4: marked by liveliness or vigor; hearty.
a warm round of applause
synonyms:
enthusiastic, hearty, spirited, vigorous
similar words:
ebullient, lively
definition 5: friendly; sincere; affectionate.
a warm handshake
synonyms:
affectionate, friendly, hearty, sincere
antonyms:
chill, cold, cool, frigid, hostile, icy, ill, inhospitable, unfriendly, wintry
similar words:
affable, amiable, cheerful, cordial, earnest, genial, gracious, intimate, kind, outgoing, pleasant, warm-hearted
definition 6: marked by vehemence or anger; heated.
a warm discussion
synonyms:
fiery, heated, impassioned, vehement
similar words:
angry, animated, intense, lively, passionate, stormy
definition 7: predominantly yellow, orange, or red.
a warm color scheme
antonyms:
cool
similar words:
autumnal, orange, red, yellow
definition 8: in certain games, close to guessing the answer or finding something.
similar words:
close, near
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: warms, warming, warmed
definition 1: to make warm or warmer (often fol. by "up").
He warmed up the leftovers for dinner.
synonyms:
heat
antonyms:
chill, cool
similar words:
alert, chafe, cook, melt, reheat, thaw, toast
definition 2: to arouse pleasant or kindly emotions in.
Her sympathy warmed me.
synonyms:
cheer
antonyms:
chill
similar words:
alert, comfort, encourage, inspire, reassure, relieve, solace, succor
definition 3: to inspire enthusiasm, zeal, or ardor in.
synonyms:
arouse
similar words:
agitate, incite, instigate, kindle, motivate, psych up, rouse, stimulate, stir, waken
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become warm or warmer (often fol. by "up").
We came in from the cold and sat by the fire to warm up.The weather is suppose to warm up tomorrow.The lake warms up through the summer months.
synonyms:
heat
antonyms:
chill, cool
similar words:
cook, melt, thaw
definition 2: to become enthusiastic or animated (often fol. by "to" or "toward").
The lecturer warmed to his topic.
similar words:
rev up, wake
definition 3: to become sympathetic or well disposed (often fol. by "to" or "toward").
I was against the idea at first, but I warmed to it eventually.
similar words:
brighten, melt, soften
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phrase: warm up
derivations: warmish (adj.), warmly (adv.), warmer (n.), warmness (n.)
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