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Warm appears in the following tongue twister:

  • While we were walking, we were watching window washers wash Washington's windows with warm washing water.

Warm appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Warm or feel few shahs we flee from raw.
  • Did I say, "Leer from raw sago, be not a potato, pat one bog as warm or freely as I did"?
  • Slam in a warm lacrosse net a rapeseed, net tax attendee separateness, or calm raw animals.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective warm:


Comparison of usage frequency between the adjective warm and its most common antonym:


The word warm is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective warm

What does warm mean as an attribute of a noun?

Warm is one of the top 100 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: warmer | warmest

  1. having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat or imparting or maintaining heat
  2. psychologically warm; friendly and responsive
  3. inducing the impression of warmth; used especially of reds and oranges and yellows when referring to color
    • example: warm reds and yellows and orange
    • antonym: cool
    • similar: hot
  4. freshly made or left
    • examples: a warm trail | the scent is warm
    • synonym of warm: strong
    • similar: fresh
  5. easily aroused or excited
  6. characterized by strong enthusiasm
  7. characterized by liveliness or excitement or disagreement
    • example: a warm debate
    • similar: lively
  8. uncomfortable because of possible danger or trouble
  9. of a seeker; near to the object sought

Alternative definition of the adjective warm


  1. Having a temperature slightly higher than usual, but still pleasant; a mild temperature.
  2. Being something that causes warmth, or the impression thereof.
  3. Caring or charming, of relations to another person.
  4. Having a color in the red-orange-yellow part of the visible electromagnetic spectrum.
  5. Close, often used in the context of a game in which "warm" and "cold" are used to indicate nearness to the goal.
  6. [archaic] Ardent, zealous.

Definition of the adverb warm

What does warm mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. in a warm manner
    • example: warm-clad skiers
    • synonym of warm: warmly

Definition of the noun warm

What does warm mean as a name of something?

Specialised definition of the noun warm

Glossary of sports

used for describing muscles that are prepared and loosened by stretching and ready to undertake heavier exercise (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb warm

What does warm mean as a doing word?

Warm is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: warmed | warming | warms

  1. get warm or warmer
  2. make warm or warmer
    • example: The blanket will warm you
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
    • more specific word: chafe = warm by rubbing, as with the hands

Alternative definition of the verb warm


  1. [transitive] To make or keep warm.
  2. [intransitive] to become warm, to heat up
  3. [intransitive] To increasingly favour.


  1. Warm a.k.a. Warm Records: Warm Electronic Recordings is an independent record label based in Athens, Georgia. Azure Ray, Japancakes, and Crooked Fingers are some of the artists on their roster.
  2. Warm is a record label.


  1. "Warm" is the third studio album by vocalist Johnny Mathis released in 1958 on the Columbia Records label, in stereo and monoaural. The album was issued in the UK by Fontana Records. Re-issued on CD by Columbia in 1998, paired with the 1958 album Swing Softly.
    • genre: Pop music
    • released in (58 years ago)
  2. "WARM" is a musical album of SURFACE.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  3. "Warm" is a musical album of Richie Aufrichtig.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  4. "Warm" is a musical single of Family Fodder.
    • released in (35 years ago)
  5. "Warm" is a musical album of Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass.
    • released in (46 years ago)
  6. "Warm" is a composition.
  7. "Warm" is a musical album of Lloop.
  8. "Warm" is a musical album of Velvet Chain.


  1. WARM is a radio station licensed to the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
  2. WARM is an international foundation working on the world’s contemporary conflicts, based in Sarajevo, Bosnia.

Phrases with Warm

Phrases starting with the word Warm:

  1. warm to
  2. warm up
  3. warm-up
  4. Warm Down
  5. Warm Line
  6. warm front
  7. Warm Fuzzy
  8. warm-toned
  9. Warm Regards
  10. warm-blooded
  11. warm-hearted
  12. warm the bench
  13. Warm-Heartedly
  14. Warm dark matter
  15. Warm-Bloodedness
  16. Warm Springs Pupfish
  17. Warm Springs Hawthorn

Phrases ending with the word Warm:

  1. Piss-Warm
  2. Muffin-Warm

Other phrase containing the word Warm:

  1. Cold Hands, Warm Heart

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Warm

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Google previewThe Writer's Workplace: Building College Writing Skills (2013)

by Sandra Scarry, John Scarry

PRACTICE adj The morning sunlight felt warm. NOTE: In this case, morning modifies the noun sunlight, so morning functions as an adjective. Warm is a predicate adjective that also modifies sunlight. 1.

Google previewMongolian English Dictionary (2013)

by Bawden,

to warm, towarm up 2. towrapup, toinsulate, to coverup against thecold, цонх ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

cloud A mass of tiny droplets formed when water vapor condenses as warm, moist air moves upwards where the temperature is lower. The bottom of the ...

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Quotes about Warm

If you want someone to feel warm, you dress them in a warm color and put a warm light on them and you get the picture. Sometimes, all that needs pushing a little bit to help tell the story. (Colleen Atwood)
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Scrabble value of W4A1R1M3

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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