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Meaning of “flame” in the English Dictionary

"flame" in British English

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flamenoun

uk   us   /fleɪm/
  • flame noun (FIRE)

B2 [C or U] a ​stream of ​hot, ​burninggas from something on ​fire: The flames ​grewlarger as the ​firespread. The ​carflipped over and burst into flames (= ​startedburningimmediately). When the ​fireenginearrived the ​house was already in flames (= ​burning).

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  • flame noun (COMPUTING)

[C] slang an ​angry or ​offensiveemail: flame ​wars

flameverb

uk   us   /fleɪm/
  • flame verb (BURN)

[I] literary to ​burn (more) ​brightly: The ​fire flamed ​cosily in the ​hearth. The ​firesuddenly flamed (up).
  • flame verb (EMOTION)

[I] literary If an ​emotion flames, you ​feel it ​suddenly and ​strongly: Seeing the ​damage made ​hatred flame within her. [I] literary to ​suddenlybecomehot and ​red with ​emotion: His ​face flamed (​red) with ​anger.
  • flame verb (COMPUTING)

[T] slang to ​send an ​angry or ​insultingemail: Please don't flame me if you ​disagree with this ​message.
(Definition of flame from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flame" in American English

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flamenoun [C/U]

 us   /fleɪm/
  • flame noun [C/U] (LIGHT)

the ​hotlight of a ​fire: [U] The ​logs in the ​fireplaceburst into flame. The ​house was in flames (= ​burning).

flameverb

 us   /fleɪm/
  • flame verb (BURN)

[I] to ​burnbrightly or more ​brightly: The ​firesuddenly flamed (up).
  • flame verb (SHOW ANGER)

[I/T] to show ​anger by ​turningred: [I] His ​face flamed and he ​startedstammering. [I/T] If you flame someone you ​disagree with, you ​sendinsultingelectronicmessages about that ​person over the ​Internet: [T] He was flamed by several other ​people in the ​chatroom.
(Definition of flame from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"flame" in Business English

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flamenoun [C]

uk   us   /fleɪm/ COMMUNICATIONS, INTERNET
an angry or ​offensivemessage that is ​sent by ​email or ​left on a messageboard, etc.

flameverb [I or T]

uk   us   /fleɪm/ COMMUNICATIONS, INTERNET
to ​send an angry or ​offensivemessage to someone using ​email, or by ​leaving it on a messageboard, etc.: When ​participating in these ​forums, you should never flame other ​participants.
(Definition of flame from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “flame”
in Korean 불꽃…
in Arabic لَهَب, شُعْلة…
in Malaysian nyala…
in French flamme…
in Russian огонь, пламя, угроза или оскорбление в электронном виде…
in Chinese (Traditional) 火, 火焰, 火舌…
in Italian fiamma…
in Turkish alev, öfkeyle yazılmış ileti/e-posta…
in Polish płomień, bluzgi (= w mejlu, na forum…
in Spanish llama…
in Vietnamese ngọn lửa…
in Portuguese chama…
in Thai เปลวไฟ…
in German die Flamme…
in Catalan flama…
in Japanese 炎…
in Chinese (Simplified) 火, 火焰, 火舌…
in Indonesian nyala…
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