What does warm mean?

Definitions for warm

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word warm.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. warmadjective

    having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat or imparting or maintaining heat

    "a warm body"; "a warm room"; "a warm climate"; "a warm coat"

  2. warmadjective

    psychologically warm; friendly and responsive

    "a warm greeting"; "a warm personality"; "warm support"

  3. warmadjective

    (color) inducing the impression of warmth; used especially of reds and oranges and yellows

    "warm reds and yellows and orange"

  4. affectionate, fond, lovesome, tender, warmadjective

    having or displaying warmth or affection

    "affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"

  5. strong, warmadjective

    freshly made or left

    "a warm trail"; "the scent is warm"

  6. quick, warmadjective

    easily aroused or excited

    "a quick temper"; "a warm temper"

  7. ardent, warmadjective

    characterized by strong enthusiasm

    "ardent revolutionaries"; "warm support"

  8. warmadjective

    characterized by liveliness or excitement or disagreement

    "a warm debate"

  9. warmadjective

    uncomfortable because of possible danger or trouble

    "made things warm for the bookies"

  10. warmverb

    of a seeker; near to the object sought

    "you're getting warm"; "hot on the trail"

  11. warm, warm upverb

    get warm or warmer

    "The soup warmed slowly on the stove"

  12. warmadverb

    make warm or warmer

    "The blanket will warm you"

  13. warmly, warmadverb

    in a warm manner

    "warmly dressed"; "warm-clad skiers"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. WARMadjective

    Etymology: warm, Gothick; wearm , Sax. warm, Dutch.

    He stretched himself upon the child, and the flesh of the child waxed warm. 2 Kings iv. 34.

    Main ocean flow’d, not idle, but with warm
    Prolifick humour, soft’ning all her globe. John Milton.

    I never thought myself so warm in any party’s cause as to deserve their money. Alexander Pope.

    Joseph Justus Scaliger in his poetics is very warm against it. , Notes on the Odyssey.

    Welcome day-light; we shall have warm work on’t:
    The Moor will ’gage
    His utmost forces on his next assault,
    To win a queen and kingdom. John Dryden, Spanish Friar.

    I hate the ling’ring summons to attend,
    Death all at once would be a nobler end;
    Fate is unkind: methinks a general
    Should warm, and at the head of armies fall. Dryden.

    If there be a sober and a wise man, what difference will there be between his knowledge and that of the most extravagant fancy in the world? If there be any difference between them, the advantage will be on the warm-headed man’s side, as having the more ideas, and the more lively. John Locke.

  2. To Warmverb

    Etymology: from the adjective.

    It shall be for a man to burn, for he shall take thereof and warm himself. Isa. xliv. 15.

    There shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it. Isa. xlvii. 14.

    The mounted sun
    Shot down direct his servid rays to warm
    Earth’s inmost womb. John Milton.

    These soft fires with kindly heat
    Of various influence, foment and warm. John Milton.

    The action of being more full of vigour than that of Virgil , is more pleasing to the reader: one warms you by degrees, the other sets you on fire all at once, and never intermits his heat. Dryden.


  1. warm

    Warm refers to a moderate or relatively high temperature, especially when compared to the temperature of the human body. It can also describe a friendly, affectionate or enthusiastic attitude, or a color scheme that includes reds, yellows, and oranges.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Warm

    having heat in a moderate degree; not cold as, warm milk

  2. Warm

    having a sensation of heat, esp. of gentle heat; glowing

  3. Warm

    subject to heat; having prevalence of heat, or little or no cold weather; as, the warm climate of Egypt

  4. Warm

    fig.: Not cool, indifferent, lukewarm, or the like, in spirit or temper; zealous; ardent; fervent; excited; sprightly; irritable; excitable

  5. Warm

    violent; vehement; furious; excited; passionate; as, a warm contest; a warm debate

  6. Warm

    being well off as to property, or in good circumstances; forehanded; rich

  7. Warm

    in children's games, being near the object sought for; hence, being close to the discovery of some person, thing, or fact concealed

  8. Warm

    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

  9. Warmadjective

    to communicate a moderate degree of heat to; to render warm; to supply or furnish heat to; as, a stove warms an apartment

  10. Warmadjective

    to make engaged or earnest; to interest; to engage; to excite ardor or zeal; to enliven

  11. Warmverb

    to become warm, or moderately heated; as, the earth soon warms in a clear day summer

  12. Warmverb

    to become ardent or animated; as, the speake/ warms as he proceeds

  13. Warmnoun

    the act of warming, or the state of being warmed; a warming; a heating

  14. Etymology: [AS. wearmian.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Warm

    wawrm, adj. having moderate heat, hot: subject to heat: zealous: easily excited: violent: enthusiastic: intimate, close: fresh, of a scent: (coll.) comfortable, well-off: (coll.) indelicate.—v.t. to make warm: to interest: to excite: (coll.) to beat.—v.i. to become warm or ardent.—n. (coll.) a heating.—adj. Warm′-blood′ed, having warm blood: generous, passionate.—n. War′mer.—adj. Warm′-heart′ed, having warm affections: affectionate: hearty.—ns. Warm′-heart′edness; War′ming, act of warming: (slang) a beating; War′ming-pan, a covered pan, with a long handle, for holding live-coals to warm a bed: a person put into a situation to hold it till another is able to take it.—adv. Warm′ly.—ns. Warm′ness; Warmth, moderate heat: geniality: earnestness, moderate or growing anger: the bright effect of warm colours.—Warm colours (paint.), colours of which the basis is yellow or red. [A.S. wearm; Ger. warm.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. WARM

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Warm is ranked #69579 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Warm surname appeared 282 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Warm.

    95.7% or 270 total occurrences were White.
    2.1% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'warm' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1701

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'warm' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1313

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'warm' in Verbs Frequency: #848

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'warm' in Adjectives Frequency: #173

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of warm in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of warm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of warm in a Sentence

  1. Louis Upton:

    When I came back [from the shoot] I was losing hearing and eyesight because my body was shutting down, it was working so hard to keep warm.

  2. Stanley Young:

    We discovered some very strange anomalies, for instance, the car was running more cleanly when it was cold than when it was warm, which is the opposite of what every other car does — because once you warm a car up that's when it begins to deliver its best pollution controls. This was not the case. So clearly something else was going on. Over time we assembled enough proof and questions that they could no longer provide any reasonable explanation for what was going on.

  3. Annalisa Moseley:

    It's all on my shoulders sort of thing to make sure the kids are warm and fed and everything, it has been getting me down a little bit, but just got to carry on. Keep trying.

  4. Magha:

    A good man?s intellect is piercing, yet inflicts no wound; his actions are deliberate, yet bold; his heart is warm, but never burns; his speech is eloquent, yet ever true.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away. I hope that's true, there's a theory that, in April, when it gets warm -- historically, that has been able to kill the virus. So we don't know yet ; we're not sure yet. But that's around the corner, so that'll be a great thing in China and other places.

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