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"warm" in British English

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warmadjective

uk   /wɔːm/  us   /wɔːrm/
  • warm adjective (TEMPERATURE)

A1 having or producing a comfortably high temperature, although not hot: Are you warm enough or do you want me to put the heating on? I put my hands in my pockets to keep them warm.
A2 Warm clothes and covers are made of a material that keeps you warm: I don't have a warm winter coat. Those gloves look nice and warm.
A warm colour is one that is based on or contains a colour such as red, yellow, or orange that suggests warmth.
the warm UK
a warm place: It's cold standing out there - come into the warm.

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warmly
adverb uk   /ˈwɔːm.li/  us   /ˈwɔːrm.li/
B2 He shook my hand warmly. You're not dressed warmly enough - put a sweater on.
warmth
noun [U] uk   /wɔːmθ/  us   /wɔːrmθ/

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B2 I've put a T-shirt on under my sweater for extra warmth.

warmverb [I or T]

uk   /wɔːm/  us   /wɔːrm/
B2 to (cause to) become warm (= less cold): You're so cold - come and warm your hands by the fire. Your supper's just warming through in the oven. We can warm (up) the room pretty quickly with this electric heater.

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(Definition of warm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"warm" in American English

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warmadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /wɔrm/
having a fairly high temperature, but not hot: Warm bread always tastes better. Just let me sit in the sun so I can get warm.
Warm clothes or covers keep out the cold and make you feel comfortable: a warm winter coat a warm woolen hat and mittens
friendly and affectionate: Grace is a warm, caring woman.
art /wɔrm/ (of colors) light and bright, and esp. containing red, yellow, or orange

warmverb [I/T]

 us   /wɔrm/
  • warm verb [I/T] (HIGH TEMPERATURE)

to rise to a higher temperature, or to cause something to rise to a higher temperature: [T] He rubbed his hands together to warm them. [I] The water in the kettle warms quickly.
(Definition of warm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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