Flame reaction
Flame Flame (fl[=a]m), n. [OE. flame, flaume, flaumbe, OF. flame, flambe, F. flamme, fr. L. flamma, fr. flamma, fr. flagrare to burn. See {Flagrant}, and cf. {Flamneau}, {Flamingo}.] 1. A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat; darting or streaming fire; a blaze; a fire. [1913 Webster]

2. Burning zeal or passion; elevated and noble enthusiasm; glowing imagination; passionate excitement or anger. ``In a flame of zeal severe.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Where flames refin'd in breasts seraphic glow. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Smit with the love of sister arts we came, And met congenial, mingling flame with flame. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. Ardor of affection; the passion of love. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

4. A person beloved; a sweetheart. --Thackeray.

Syn: Blaze; brightness; ardor. See {Blaze}. [1913 Webster]

{Flame bridge}, a bridge wall. See {Bridge}, n., 5.

{Flame color}, brilliant orange or yellow. --B. Jonson.

{Flame engine}, an early name for the gas engine.

{Flame manometer}, an instrument, invented by Koenig, to obtain graphic representation of the action of the human vocal organs. See {Manometer}.

{Flame reaction} (Chem.), a method of testing for the presence of certain elements by the characteristic color imparted to a flame; as, sodium colors a flame yellow, potassium violet, lithium crimson, boracic acid green, etc. Cf. {Spectrum analysis}, under {Spectrum}.

{Flame tree} (Bot.), a tree with showy scarlet flowers, as the {Rhododendron arboreum} in India, and the {Brachychiton acerifolium} of Australia. [1913 Webster]


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  • Flame — (fl[=a]m), n. [OE. flame, flaume, flaumbe, OF. flame, flambe, F. flamme, fr. L. flamma, fr. flamma, fr. flagrare to burn. See {Flagrant}, and cf. {Flamneau}, {Flamingo}.] 1. A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat; darting or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flame bridge — Flame Flame (fl[=a]m), n. [OE. flame, flaume, flaumbe, OF. flame, flambe, F. flamme, fr. L. flamma, fr. flamma, fr. flagrare to burn. See {Flagrant}, and cf. {Flamneau}, {Flamingo}.] 1. A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flame color — Flame Flame (fl[=a]m), n. [OE. flame, flaume, flaumbe, OF. flame, flambe, F. flamme, fr. L. flamma, fr. flamma, fr. flagrare to burn. See {Flagrant}, and cf. {Flamneau}, {Flamingo}.] 1. A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flame engine — Flame Flame (fl[=a]m), n. [OE. flame, flaume, flaumbe, OF. flame, flambe, F. flamme, fr. L. flamma, fr. flamma, fr. flagrare to burn. See {Flagrant}, and cf. {Flamneau}, {Flamingo}.] 1. A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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