Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
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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. , .]
1. Having heat in a moderate degree; not cold as, warm milk. Whose blood is warm within."
Warm and still is the summer night.
2. Having a sensation of heat, esp. of gentle heat; glowing.
3. Subject to heat; having prevalence of heat, or little or no cold weather; as, the warm climate of Egypt.
4. Fig.: Not cool, indifferent, lukewarm, or the like, in spirit or temper; zealous; ardent; fervent; excited; sprightly; irritable; excitable.
Mirth, and youth, and warm desire!
Each warm wish springs mutual from the heart.
They say he's warm man and does not care to be mad mouths at.
I had been none of the warmest of partisans.
5. Violent; vehement; furious; excited; passionate; as, a warm contest; a warm debate.
Welcome, daylight; we shall have warm work on't.
6. Being well off as to property, or in good circumstances; forehanded; rich. [Colloq.]
Warm householders, every one of them.
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.
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.]
Here, indeed, young Mr. Dowse was getting warm," children say at blindman's buff.
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.
Syn. -- Ardent; zealous; fervent; glowing; enthusiastic; cordial; keen; violent; furious; hot.
Warm, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Warmed (); p. pr. & vb. n. Warming.] [AS. wearmian. See Warm, a.]
1. To communicate a moderate degree of heat to; to render warm; to supply or furnish heat to; as, a stove warms an apartment.
Then shall it [an ash tree] be for a man to burn; for he will take thereof and warm himself.
Isa. xliv 15
Enough to warm, but not enough to burn.
2. To make engaged or earnest; to interest; to engage; to excite ardor or zeal; to enliven.
I formerly warmed my head with reading controversial writings.
Bright hopes, that erst bosom warmed.
Warm (?), v. i. [AS. wearmian.]
1. To become warm, or moderately heated; as, the earth soon warms in a clear day summer.
There shall not be a coal to warm at.
Isa. xlvii. 14.
2. To become ardent or animated; as, the speake warms as he proceeds.
Warm, n. The act of warming, or the state of being warmed; a warming; a heating. [Colloq.]