warm ( warmer comparative) ( warmest superlative) ( warms 3rd person present) ( warming present participle) ( warmed past tense & past participle )
1 adj Something that is warm has some heat but not enough to be hot.
oft it v-link ADJ (Antonym: cool)
Because it was warm, David wore only a white cotton shirt..., Dissolve the salt in the warm water.
2 adj Warm clothes and blankets are made of a material such as wool which protects you from the cold., (Antonym: cool)
They have been forced to sleep in the open without food or warm clothing...
warmly adv ADV after v, ADV -ed
Remember to wrap up warmly on cold days., ...warmly dressed.
3 adj Warm colours have red or yellow in them rather than blue or green, and make you feel comfortable and relaxed.
usu ADJ n
The basement hallway is painted a warm yellow.
4 adj A warm person is friendly and shows a lot of affection or enthusiasm in their behaviour.
She was a warm and loving mother..., I would like to express my warmest thanks to the doctors.
warmly adv ADV with v
New members are warmly welcomed..., He greeted me warmly.
5 verb If you warm a part of your body or if something hot warms it, it stops feeling cold and starts to feel hotter.
The sun had come out to warm his back... V n
She went to warm her hands by the log fire. V n
6 verb If you warm to a person or an idea, you become fonder of the person or more interested in the idea.
Those who got to know him better warmed to his openness and honesty... V to n warm down phrasal verb If you warm down after doing a physical activity, you do special exercises to help relax your muscles and joints.
He always warms down after training. V P
warm-down warm up
1 phrasal verb If you warm something up or if it warms up, it gets hotter.
He blew on his hands to warm them up... V n P
All that she would have to do was warm up the pudding... V P n (not pron)
The weather had warmed up. V P
2 phrasal verb If you warm up for an event such as a race, you prepare yourself for it by doing exercises or by practising just before it starts.
In an hour the drivers will be warming up for the main event... V P
3 phrasal verb When a machine or engine warms up or someone warms it up, it becomes ready for use a little while after being switched on or started.
He waited for his car to warm up... V P
We spent a frustrating five minutes while the pilot warmed up the engines. V P n (not pron), Also V n P
4 phrasal verb If a comedian or speaker warms up an audience or the audience warms up, the audience is prepared for the main show or speaker by being told jokes, so that they are in a good mood. They would always come out and warm up the audience... V P n (not pron) The crowd began to warm up. V P
A warm-blooded animal, for example a bird or a mammal, has a fairly high body temperature which does not change much and is not affected by the surrounding temperature. adj
warm-down ( warm-downs plural ) A warm-down is a series of special exercises that you do after doing a physical activity to help relax your muscles and joints. n-count usu sing
A warm-hearted person is friendly and affectionate. adj
warm-up ( warm-ups plural ) A warm-up is something that prepares you for an activity or event, usually because it is a short practice or example of what the activity or event will involve. n-count usu sing, oft N for n, N n
The exercises can be fun and a good warm-up for the latter part of the programme..., The criticism was merely a warm-up for what is being prepared for the finance minister...