warm

Primary Meanings of warm

1.
adjvadv
having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat or imparting or maintaining heat
get warm or warmer
in a warm manner
2.
adj
psychologically warm; friendly and responsive
3.
adj
(color) inducing the impression of warmth; used especially of reds and oranges and yellows
4.
adj
characterized by liveliness or excitement or disagreement
5.
adj
freshly made or left
Full Definitions of warm
1

adj 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”
Synonyms:
hot
used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
lukewarm, tepid
moderately warm
warmed
having been warmed up
warming
imparting heat
Antonyms:
cool
neither warm nor very cold; giving relief from heat
cold
having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration
air-conditioned
cooled by air conditioning
air-cooled
cooled by a flow of air
caller
providing coolness
precooled
cooled in advance
water-cooled
kept cool or designed to be kept cool by means of water especially circulating water
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v get warm or warmer

“The soup warmed slowly on the stove”
Synonyms:
warm up
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

v make warm or warmer

“The blanket will warm you”
Types:
chafe
warm by rubbing, as with the hands
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

adv in a warm manner

warm-clad skiers”
Synonyms:
warmly
2

adj psychologically warm; friendly and responsive

“a warm greeting”
“a warm personality”
warm support”
Synonyms:
emotional
of more than usual emotion
friendly
characteristic of or befitting a friend
cordial
politely warm and friendly
hearty
showing warm and heartfelt friendliness
Antonyms:
cool
psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike
unagitated
not agitated or disturbed emotionally
unemotional
unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion
unfriendly
not disposed to friendship or friendliness
cold
extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion
unresponsive
aloof or indifferent
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adj having or displaying warmth or affection

“a warm embrace”
Synonyms:
affectionate, fond, lovesome, tender
loving
feeling or showing love and affection

adj characterized by strong enthusiasm

warm support”
Synonyms:
ardent
enthusiastic
having or showing great excitement and interest
3

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

warm reds and yellows and orange”
Synonyms:
hot
(color) bold and intense
Antonyms:
cool
(color) inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets
cold
(color) giving no sensation of warmth
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4

adj characterized by liveliness or excitement or disagreement

“a warm debate”
Synonyms:
lively
full of life and energy

adj easily aroused or excited

“a warm temper”
Synonyms:
quick
excitable
easily excited

adj uncomfortable because of possible danger or trouble

“made things warm for the bookies”
Synonyms:
uncomfortable
providing or experiencing physical discomfort
5

adj freshly made or left

“a warm trail”
“the scent is warm
Synonyms:
strong
fresh
recently made, produced, or harvested

adj of a seeker; near to the object sought

“you're getting warm
Synonyms:
close, near, nigh
not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances

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