warmer, n.warmish, adj.warmly, adv.warmness, n.
/wawrm/, adj., warmer, warmest, v., n. adj.
1. having or giving out a moderate degree of heat, as perceived by the senses: a warm bath.
2. of or at a moderately high temperature; characterized by comparatively high temperature: a warm oven; a warm climate; a warm summer.
3. having a sensation of bodily heat: to be warm from fast walking.
4. conserving or maintaining warmth or heat: warm clothes.
5. (of colors) suggestive of warmth; inclining toward red or orange rather than toward green or blue.
6. characterized by or showing lively feelings, passions, emotions, sympathies, etc.: a warm heart; warm interest.
7. strongly attached; intimate: warm friends.
8. cordial or hearty: a warm welcome.
9. heated, irritated, or angry: to become warm when contradicted.
10. animated, lively, brisk, or vigorous: a warm debate.
11. strong or fresh: a warm scent.
12. close to something sought, as in a game.
13. uncomfortable or unpleasant: His opponents made things so warm that he decided to quit.
14. Brit. Informal. well off; in easy circumstances.
15. to make warm; heat (often fol. by up): to warm one's hands; to warm up a room.
16. to heat or cook (something) for reuse, as leftovers (usually fol. by over or up): to warm up yesterday's stew.
17. to excite enthusiasm, ardor, cheerfulness, or vitality in (someone): The wine soon warmed the company.
18. to inspire with kindly feeling; affect with lively pleasure: It warms my soul to hear you say that.
19. to fill (a person, crowd, etc.) with strong feelings, as hatred, anger, or zeal: Restrictions had warmed the crew to the point of mutiny.
20. to become warm or warmer (often fol. by up): The room will warm up when the fire gets going.
21. to become ardent, enthusiastic, animated, etc. (often fol. by up or to): The speaker quickly warmed to her subject.
22. to grow kindly, friendly, or sympathetically disposed (often fol. by to or toward): My heart warms toward him.
23. warm down, to conclude or follow a period of strenuous physical exercise by walking or gentle stretching.
24. warm the bench, Sports. to serve as a substitute who rarely plays in a game: The young outfielder warmed the bench for the Yankees last season.
25. warm up,
a. to prepare for a game, sports contest, dance, etc., by moderate exercise or practice beforehand.
b. to increase in excitement, intensity, violence, etc.: The racial situation was warming up.
c. to become friendlier or more receptive: No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't warm up to that proposal.
d. Radio and Television. to entertain (an audience) prior to a broadcast to increase receptiveness.
26. Informal. a warming: Sit by the fire and have a nice warm.
[bef. 900; (adj.) ME werm, warm, OE wearm; c. G warm, ON varmr; (v.) ME warmen, wermen, OE werman, wirman (transit.), wearmian (intransit.), both akin to the adj.; (n.) deriv. of the v.]
Syn. 1. lukewarm, tepid, heated. 6. hearty, enthusiastic, fervent, fervid, emotional, ardent. 7. friendly, close. 8. fervent. 9. annoyed, vexed, irate, furious. 10. vehement. 17. animate, excite, waken, stir, rouse, arouse.
Ant. 1-3, 5, 8. cool.

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