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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
flamefleɪm(n.; v.)flamed, flam•ing.
(n.)a portion of burning gas or vapor, as from ignited wood or coal.
Often, flames. the state or condition of blazing combustion.
brilliant light; scintillating luster.
bright coloring; a streak or patch of color.
a bright reddish orange color.
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intense ardor, zeal, or passion.
an object of one's passionate love; sweetheart.
Computer Slang.an act or instance of angry criticism or disparagement, esp. on a computer network.
(v.i.)to burn with a flame or flames; burst into flames; blaze.
to glow like flame; shine brilliantly; flash.
to burn or burst forth with strong emotion; break into open anger, indignation, etc.
Computer Slang.to behave in an offensive manner, esp. on a computer network; rant.
(v.t.)to subject to the action of flame or fire.
Computer Slang.to insult or criticize angrily, esp. on a computer network.
Origin of flame:
1300–50; ME flaume < AF, var. of flaumbe; OF flambe, earlier flamble < L flammula
fire, flame, flaming(verb)
the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
"fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"
shine with a sudden light
"The night sky flared with the massive bombardment"
be in flames or aflame
"The sky seemed to flame in the Hawaiian sunset"
criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium
"the person who posted an inflammatory message got flamed"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the bright light from fire
The old school was in flames.
to start burning
The engine overheated and burst into flames.
The visible part of fire.
A romantic partner or lover in usually short-lived but passionate affair.
Intentionally insulting criticism or remark meant to incite anger.
A brilliant reddish orange-gold fiery colour.
The contrasting light and dark figure seen in wood used for stringed instrument making; the curl.
The cello has a two-piece back with a beautiful narrow flame.
To produce flames.
To post a destructively critical or abusive message, especially to provoke dissent or controversy
Of a brilliant reddish orange-gold colour, like that of a flame.
Origin: flaume, flaumbe, blend of flame and flambe, flamble, the first from flamma, the second from flammula, diminutive of flamma, both from pre-Latin *fladma; akin to gled.
a stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat; darting or streaming fire; a blaze; a fire
burning zeal or passion; elevated and noble enthusiasm; glowing imagination; passionate excitement or anger
ardor of affection; the passion of love
a person beloved; a sweetheart
to burn with a flame or blaze; to burn as gas emitted from bodies in combustion; to blaze
to burst forth like flame; to break out in violence of passion; to be kindled with zeal or ardor
to kindle; to inflame; to excite
A flame is the visible, gaseous part of a fire. It is caused by a highly exothermic reaction taking place in a thin zone. Some flames, such as the flame of a burning candle, are hot enough to have ionized gaseous components and can be considered plasma. This subject is, however, hotly debated.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[at MIT, orig. from the phrase flaming asshole] 1. vi. To post an email message intended to insult and provoke. 2. vi. To speak incessantly and/or rabidly on some relatively uninteresting subject or with a patently ridiculous attitude. 3. vt. Either of senses 1 or 2, directed with hostility at a particular person or people. 4. n. An instance of flaming. When a discussion degenerates into useless controversy, one might tell the participants “Now you're just flaming” or “Stop all that flamage!” to try to get them to cool down (so to speak).The term may have been independently invented at several different places. It has been reported from MIT, Carleton College and RPI (among many other places) from as far back as 1969, and from the University of Virginia in the early 1960s.It is possible that the hackish sense of ‘flame’ is much older than that. The poet Chaucer was also what passed for a wizard hacker in his time; he wrote a treatise on the astrolabe, the most advanced computing device of the day. In Chaucer's Troilus and Cressida, Cressida laments her inability to grasp the proof of a particular mathematical theorem; her uncle Pandarus then observes that it's called “the fleminge of wrecches.” This phrase seems to have been intended in context as “that which puts the wretches to flight” but was probably just as ambiguous in Middle English as “the flaming of wretches” would be today. One suspects that Chaucer would feel right at home on Usenet.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'flame' in Nouns Frequency: #1666
Translations for flame
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to burn with flames
His eyes flamed with anger.
- vlam; gevlamAfrikaans
- يَشْتَعِل غَضَباArabic
- flamejarPortuguese (BR)
- flamme; blusseDanish
- φλέγομαι, βγάζω φλόγεςGreek
- شعله کشیدنFarsi
- jeter des flammes, flamberFrench
- आग की ज्वालाHindi
- plamsati, gorjetiCroatian
- 불꽃을 내며 타오르다Korean
- liepsnoti, degtiLithuanian
- liesmot; kvēlotLatvian
- flamme, brenne, blusse oppNorwegian
- شعله کشیدنPersian
- لمبى كولPashto
- a se aprindeRomanian
- flamma, lysa, glödaSwedish
- alev alev yanmakTurkish
- 發火焰Chinese (Trad.)
- شعلہ اگلناUrdu
- đốt cháy; cháy bùngVietnamese
- 发火焰Chinese (Simp.)
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