Warm Warm, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Warmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Warming}.] [AS. wearmian. See {Warm}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. To communicate a moderate degree of heat to; to render warm; to supply or furnish heat to; as, a stove warms an apartment. [1913 Webster]

Then shall it [an ash tree] be for a man to burn; for he will take thereof and warm himself. --Isa. xliv 15 [1913 Webster]

Enough to warm, but not enough to burn. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

2. To make engaged or earnest; to interest; to engage; to excite ardor or zeal; to enliven. [1913 Webster]

I formerly warmed my head with reading controversial writings. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Bright hopes, that erst bosom warmed. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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