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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wawrm]
    • /wɔrm/
    • /ˈwɔː.mɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawrm]
    • /wɔrm/

Definitions of warming word

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

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Origin of warming

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 Warming


warming 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".

warming usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for warming

noun warming

  • heating — the state of a body perceived as having or generating a relatively high degree of warmth.
  • cooking — Cooking is food which has been cooked.
  • reheating — heating again.
  • roasting — roasted: roast beef.
  • boiling — very warm

adjective warming

  • palliative — serving to palliate.
  • analeptic — (of a drug, etc) stimulating the central nervous system
  • consolatory — consoling or tending to console; comforting
  • soothing — that soothes: a soothing voice.
  • heart-warming — gratifying; rewarding; satisfying: a heartwarming response to his work.

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