Meaning of “warm” in the English Dictionary

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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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adverb uk /ˈwɔː us /ˈwɔː


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



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/

warm adjective [ -er/-est only ] (HIGH TEMPERATURE)

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

warm adjective [ -er/-est only ] (FRIENDLY)

friendly and affectionate:

Grace is a warm, caring woman.

warm adjective [ -er/-est only ] (COLORS)

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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