What does flame mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. flare, flame(verb)

    shine with a sudden light

    "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment"

  3. flame(verb)

    be in flames or aflame

    "The sky seemed to flame in the Hawaiian sunset"

  4. flame(verb)

    criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium

    "the person who posted an inflammatory message got flamed"


  1. flame(Noun)

    The visible part of fire.

  2. flame(Noun)

    A romantic partner or lover in usually short-lived but passionate affair.

  3. flame(Noun)

    Intentionally insulting criticism or remark meant to incite anger.

  4. flame(Noun)

    A brilliant reddish orange-gold fiery colour.

  5. flame(Noun)

    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.

  6. flame(Verb)

    To produce flames.

  7. flame(Verb)

    To post a destructively critical or abusive message, especially to provoke dissent or controversy

  8. flame(Adjective)

    Of a brilliant reddish orange-gold colour, like that of a flame.

  9. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flame(noun)

    a stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat; darting or streaming fire; a blaze; a fire

  2. Flame(noun)

    burning zeal or passion; elevated and noble enthusiasm; glowing imagination; passionate excitement or anger

  3. Flame(noun)

    ardor of affection; the passion of love

  4. Flame(noun)

    a person beloved; a sweetheart

  5. Flame(noun)

    to burn with a flame or blaze; to burn as gas emitted from bodies in combustion; to blaze

  6. Flame(noun)

    to burst forth like flame; to break out in violence of passion; to be kindled with zeal or ardor

  7. Flame(verb)

    to kindle; to inflame; to excite

  8. Origin: [OE. flamen, flaumben, F. flamber, OF. also, flamer. See Flame, n.]


  1. Flame

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flame

    flām, n. gaseous matter undergoing combustion: the gleam or blaze of a fire: rage: ardour of temper: vigour of thought: warmth of affection: love: (coll.) the object of love.—v.i. to burn as flame: to break out in passion.—adjs. Flāme′-col′oured (Shak.), of the colour of flame, bright yellow; Flāme′less.—n. Flāme′let, a small flame.—adj. Flām′ing, red: gaudy: violent.—adv. Flām′ingly.—n. Flammabil′ity.—adjs. Flammif′erous, producing flame; Flammiv′omous, vomiting flames.—n. Flam′mule, the flames in pictures of Japanese deities.—adj. Flām′y, pertaining to, or like, flame. [O. Fr. flambe—L. flammaflagrāre, to burn.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. flame

    [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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flame' in Nouns Frequency: #1666

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flame in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flame in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of flame in a Sentence

  1. Gabriel Seiden:

    When this flame grows.

  2. Dante Alighieri:

    A great flame follows a little spark.

  3. Virgil:

    I feel again a spark of that ancient flame.

  4. Chuq Von Rospach:

    The basic notion underlying USENET is the flame.

  5. Sir Thomas Browne:

    Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.

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