WARM
Rich, in good circumstances. To warm, or give a man a warming; to beat him. See CHAFED.

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

Warm (?), a. [Compar. Warmer; superl. Warmest.] [AS. wearm; akin to OS., OFries., D., & G. warm, Icel. varmr, Sw. & Dan. varm, Goth. warmjan to warm; probably akin to Lith. virti to cook, boil; or perhaps to Skr. gharma heat, OL. formus warm. , .]

1.

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

"Whose blood is warm within."

Shak.

Warm and still is the summer night. Longfellow.

2.

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

3.

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

4.

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

Mirth, and youth, and warm desire! Milton.

Each warm wish springs mutual from the heart. Pope.

They say he's warm man and does not care to be mad mouths at. Addison.

I had been none of the warmest of partisans. Hawthor.

5.

Violent; vehement; furious; excited; passionate; as, a warm contest; a warm debate.

Welcome, daylight; we shall have warm work on't. Dryden.

6.

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

[Colloq.]

Warm householders, every one of them. W. Irving.

You shall have a draft upon him, payable at sight: and let me tell you he as warm a man as any within five miles round him. Goldsmith.

7.

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

[Colloq.]

Here, indeed, young Mr. Dowse was getting "warm," children say at blindman's buff. Black.

8. Paint.

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.

Syn. -- Ardent; zealous; fervent; glowing; enthusiastic; cordial; keen; violent; furious; hot.

 

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Warm, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Warmed (); p. pr. & vb. n. Warming.] [AS. wearmian. See Warm, a.]

1.

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

Then shall it [an ash tree] be for a man to burn; for he will take thereof and warm himself. Isa. xliv 15

Enough to warm, but not enough to burn. Longfellow.

2.

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

I formerly warmed my head with reading controversial writings. Pope.

Bright hopes, that erst bosom warmed. Keble.

 

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Warm (?), v. i. [AS. wearmian.]

1.

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

There shall not be a coal to warm at. Isa. xlvii. 14.

2.

To become ardent or animated; as, the speake warms as he proceeds.

 

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Warm, n.

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

[Colloq.]

Dickens.

 

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