What does flame mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fire, flame, flamingverb

    the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke

    "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"

  2. flare, flameverb

    shine with a sudden light

    "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment"

  3. flameverb

    be in flames or aflame

    "The sky seemed to flame in the Hawaiian sunset"

  4. flameverb

    criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium

    "the person who posted an inflammatory message got flamed"

Wiktionary

  1. flamenoun

    The visible part of fire.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. flamenoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  3. flamenoun

    Intentionally insulting criticism or remark meant to incite anger.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. flamenoun

    A brilliant reddish orange-gold fiery colour.

    Etymology: 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.

  5. flamenoun

    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.

    Etymology: 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.

  6. flameverb

    To produce flames.

    Etymology: 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.

  7. flameverb

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

    Etymology: 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.

  8. flameadjective

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

    Etymology: 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. Flamenoun

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

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

  2. Flamenoun

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

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

  3. Flamenoun

    ardor of affection; the passion of love

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

  4. Flamenoun

    a person beloved; a sweetheart

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

  5. Flamenoun

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

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

  6. Flamenoun

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

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

  7. Flameverb

    to kindle; to inflame; to excite

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

Freebase

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

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Numerology

  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. Washington Irving:

    Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

  2. Marc Devlin:

    This is my fear, that it will actually add some flame to his fire with his base, i just fear 'party over country.'.

  3. Michael Walker:

    Guinea grass grows six inches a day in optimal conditions and a six-foot tall patch of grass can throw 20-foot flame lengths, so what we have here are really fast-moving, very hot, very dangerous fires.

  4. Mohsin Ali Shaukat:

    Enlighten your mind with the flame of Attitude to grow your Confidence and to see the Reality of Your Success ”

  5. Mohsin Ali Shaukat:

    Confusion is like a delusion, it's like a dust covering the mirror of your real potentials and identity followed by your true believe system by turning it out into negative one which make your self image blur so you feel low and dull to perform anything bigger, somehow it kills the fruits of all your efforts unexpectedly, it has ability to blow your flame of passion..... there are a lot of sources you ll find around, stay away from anyone who make you confuse, anything, person, ideology or believe any source that make you feel like that, stay away from it, leave it and live your real life.”

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