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"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 ​tastesbetter. Just ​let me ​sit in the ​sun so I can get warm. Warm ​clothes or ​coverskeep out the ​cold and make you ​feelcomfortable: a warm ​wintercoat a warm ​woolenhat and ​mittens
friendly and ​affectionate: Grace is a warm, ​caring woman.
art /wɔrm/ (of ​colors) ​light and ​bright, and esp. ​containingred, ​yellow, or ​orange

warmverb [I/T]

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

to ​rise to a ​highertemperature, or to ​cause something to ​rise to a ​highertemperature: [T] He ​rubbed his ​hands together to warm them. [I] The ​water in the ​kettle warms ​quickly.
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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 ​wintercoat. Those ​gloveslooknice and warm. A warm ​colour is one that is ​based on or ​contains a ​colour such as ​red, ​yellow, or ​orange that ​suggestswarmth.the warm UK a warm ​place: It's ​coldstanding out there - come into the warm.

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  • 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 ​ourguests this ​evening.

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warmly
adverb uk   /ˈwɔːm.li/  us   /ˈwɔːrm-/
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 ​yourhands by the ​fire. Your supper's just warming through in the ​oven. We can warm (up) the ​roomprettyquickly with this ​electricheater.

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(Definition of warm from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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