Antonyms for warm

Grammar : Adj, verb
Spell : wawrm
Phonetic Transcription : wɔrm

Definition of warm

Origin :
  • Old English wearm, from Proto-Germanic *warmaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Old High German, German warm, Old Norse varmr, Gothic warmjan "to warm"), from PIE *gwher- (cf. Sanskrit gharmah "heat;" Old Persian Garmapada-, name of the fourth month, corresponding to June/July, from garma- "heat;" Armenian jerm "warm;" Greek thermos "warm;" Latin formus "warm," fornax "oven;" Old Irish fogeir "heated;" Hittite war- "to burn"). The root also may be connected to that of Old Church Slavonic goriti "to burn," varu "heat," variti "to cook, boil;" and Lithuanian verdu "to seethe."
  • The distinction, based on degree of heat, between "warm" and "hot" is general in Balto-Slavic and Germanic, but in other languages one word often covers both (cf. Latin calidus, Greek thermos, French chaud, Spanish caliente). In reference to feelings, etc., attested from late 15c. Sense in guessing games first recorded 1860, from earlier hunting use in reference to scent or trail (1713). Warm-blooded in reference to mammals is recorded from 1793. Warm-hearted first recorded c.1500.
  • adj moderately hot
  • adj friendly, kind
  • adj enthusiastic
  • verb heat up
Example sentences :
  • Why, at that fellow's house he gives you that claret wine as warm as soup.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • If that man was a woman he'd be a warm neighbourhood gossip.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • "Now we're getting where Christians live," said Percival, with warm appreciation.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • I had a warm regard for your father, and shall be glad to help your mother if there is any occasion.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Mrs. Morgan gave Robert a reception as warm as her husband had done.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Bates was a stout sailor, rough in appearance, but with a warm and kindly heart.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Here the employees are served with a warm dinner at prices varying from 2d.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Invention of Steel Pens » by Henry Bore
  • With what warmth of benevolence—how should he be otherwise than warm in any of his attributes?
  • Extract from : « Fire Worship (From "Mosses From An Old Manse") » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • He was the warm supporter and intimate friend of the celebrated Canning.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • "Nobly have you done, my dear son," he cried, with warm emotion.
  • Extract from : « The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage » by Charles G. D. Roberts

Synonyms for warm

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