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warm

adjective 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 the fire on? I've got my hands in my pockets to keep them warm.Warm A2 describes clothes and covers made of a material that keeps you warm: I don't have a warm winter coat. Those gloves look nice and warm.The style, appearance, and make-up of clothes A warm colour is one that is based on or contains a colour such as red, yellow, or orange that suggests warmth.The qualities of colour the warm UK a warm place: It's cold standing out there - come into the warm.Warm

warm adjective (FRIENDLY)

B1 friendly and loving: They're a very warm family. He has a lovely warm smile. I'd like to give a warm welcome to our guests this evening.Friendly

warm adjective (NEAR)

[after verb] informal (especially in children's games) near to guessing a correct answer or to discovering a hidden object: You're getting warmer!Closeness in distance and timeAbout to happenChildren's games
warmly
adverb uk   /ˈwɔːm.li/ us    /ˈwɔːrm-/
B2 He shook my hand warmly. You're not dressed warmly enough - put a sweater on.FriendlyWarm
warmth
noun [U] uk   /wɔːmθ/ us    /wɔːrmθ/
B2 I've put a T-shirt on under my sweater for extra warmth.WarmFriendly

warm

verb [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 quite quickly with this electric fire.Warm
(Definition of warm from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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