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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wawrm]
    • /wɔrm/
    • /wɔːm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawrm]
    • /wɔrm/

Definitions of warm word

  • adjective warm having or giving out a moderate degree of heat, as perceived by the senses: a warm bath. 1
  • adjective warm of or at a moderately high temperature; characterized by comparatively high temperature: a warm oven; a warm climate; a warm summer. 1
  • adjective warm having a sensation of bodily heat: to be warm from fast walking. 1
  • adjective warm conserving or maintaining warmth or heat: warm clothes. 1
  • adjective warm (of colors) suggestive of warmth; inclining toward red or orange rather than toward green or blue. 1
  • adjective warm characterized by or showing lively feelings, passions, emotions, sympathies, etc.: a warm heart; warm interest. 1

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Origin of warm

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; (adj.) Middle English werm, warm, Old English wearm; cognate with German warm, Old Norse varmr; (v.) Middle English warmen, wermen, Old English werman, wirman (transitive), wearmian (intransitive), both akin to the adj.; (noun) derivative of the v.

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Parts of speech for Warm


warm popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

warm usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for warm

verb warm

  • take to — to get into one's hold or possession by voluntary action: to take a cigarette out of a box; to take a pen and begin to write.
  • take a shine to — to give forth or glow with light; shed or cast light.
  • heat — the state of a body perceived as having or generating a relatively high degree of warmth.
  • heat up — the state of a body perceived as having or generating a relatively high degree of warmth.

adjective warm

  • sincere — free of deceit, hypocrisy, or falseness; earnest: a sincere apology.
  • heartfelt — deeply or sincerely felt: heartfelt sympathy.
  • deep — If something is deep, it extends a long way down from the ground or from the top surface of something.
  • earnest — serious in intention, purpose, or effort; sincerely zealous: an earnest worker.
  • wholehearted — fully or completely sincere, enthusiastic, energetic, etc.; hearty; earnest: a wholehearted attempt to comply.

Antonyms for warm

verb warm

  • cool off — If someone or something cools off, or if you cool them off, they become cooler after having been hot.
  • cool — Something that is cool has a temperature which is low but not very low.
  • freeze — to become hardened into ice or into a solid body; change from the liquid to the solid state by loss of heat.
  • chill — When you chill something or when it chills, you lower its temperature so that it becomes colder but does not freeze.

adjective warm

  • unfriendly — not amicable; not friendly or kindly in disposition; unsympathetic; aloof: an unfriendly coldness of manner.
  • unwelcome — a kindly greeting or reception, as to one whose arrival gives pleasure: to give someone a warm welcome.
  • calm — A calm person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.
  • depressed — If you are depressed, you are sad and feel that you cannot enjoy anything, because your situation is so difficult and unpleasant.
  • mild — amiably gentle or temperate in feeling or behavior toward others.

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