warm adjective (TEMPERATURE)
- Everyone huddled round the fire to keep warm.
- The mixture of flour, water and yeast is then left in a warm place for four hours.
- Dissolve two spoons of powder in warm water.
- The room is so warm it's making me feel drowsy.
- Put on your red wool cardigan - it'll be nice and warm.
warm adjective (FRIENDLY)
They're a very warm family.
- The chairperson extended a warm welcome to the guest speaker.
- He welcomed me with a wide smile and a warm handshake.
- Such a warm, life-affirming film!
- She has a very warm personality.
- Underneath that shy exterior, she's actually a very warm person.
warm adjective (NEAR)
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adverb uk /ˈwɔːm.li/ us /ˈwɔːrm.li/
noun [ U ] uk /wɔːmθ/ us /wɔːrmθ/
- It was so cold that we huddled together for warmth.
- We stood huddled together for warmth.
- The sea retains the sun's warmth longer than the land.
- I've put a T-shirt on under my sweater for extra warmth.
- I like everything about summer - the light, the warmth, the clothes - the whole caboodle.
warmverb [ I or T ]uk /wɔːm/ us /wɔːrm/
Your supper's just warming through in the oven.
- She squatted on the ground and warmed her hands by the fire.
- You can soften the butter by warming it gently.
- He usually warms the end of the stethoscope before listening to the patient's chest.
- The fisherman warmed his hands against the bowl of hot soup.
- You can warm the pie in the microwave.