warm [adjective] (TEMPERATURE)

Having or producing a comfortably high temperature, although not hot

US /wɔːrm/ 
UK /wɔːm/ 



This sleeping bag is very warm.

این کیسه خواب خیلی گرم است. 

Oxford Essential Dictionary

adjective (warmer, warmest)

The word warm sounds like storm.

1 having a pleasant temperature that is fairly high, between cool and hot:
It's warm by the fire.
Look at the note at hot.

2 Warm clothes are clothes that stop you feeling cold:
It's cold in the mountains, so take some warm clothes with you.

3 friendly and kind:
Martha is a very warm person.
 opposite cold

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English


I. warm1 S2 W2 /wɔːm $ wɔːrm/ BrE AmE adjective
[Word Family: noun: ↑warmth, the warm, ↑warmer, ↑warming; adverb: ↑warmly, ↑warm; adjective: ↑warm, ↑warming; verb: ↑warm]
[Language: Old English; Origin: wearm]
1. BE WARM slightly hot, especially in a pleasant way OPP coolwarmth:
The house was lovely and warm.
I hope we get some warm weather soon.
I’ve put your dinner in the oven to keep it warm.
warm water
2. FEEL WARM if you are warm, your body is at a comfortable temperature:
Are you warm enough?
keep/stay warm (=wear enough clothes not to feel cold)
Make sure you keep warm!
You’ll be as warm as toast in that sleeping bag.
3. CLOTHES/BUILDINGS clothes or buildings that are warm can keep in heat or keep out cold:
Here, put on your nice warm coat.
4. FRIENDLY friendly or making someone feel comfortable and relaxed:
a warm, reassuring smile
Please give a warm welcome to our special guest.
a warm glow of satisfaction
The Hungarian people are warm and friendly.
5. COLOUR warm colours contain the colours red, yellow, and orange, which make you feel comfortable and happy OPP cool
6. CORRECT [not before noun] used especially in games to say that someone is near to guessing the correct answer or finding a hidden object OPP cold:
You’re getting warmer.

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


warm [warm warms warmed warming warmer warmest] adjective, verb, noun, adverb   [wɔːm]    [wɔːrm] 

adjective (warm·er, warm·est

1. at a fairly high temperature in a way that is pleasant, rather than being hot or cold
a warm breeze
Wash the blouse in warm soapy water.
It's nice and warm in here.
Are you warm enough?
The children jumped up and down to keep warm.
You'll be as warm as toast in here.
Heat the bread until it is warm to the touch.
Wait for the warmer weather before putting the plants in the garden.
• The sun felt warm on his skin.

• I can't seem to get warm.  


2. keeping you warm or staying warm in cold weather
a warm pair of socks
• This sleeping bag is very warm.

• a warm house  


3. showing enthusiasm and/or affection; friendly
His smile was warm and friendly.
The speaker was given a warm welcome/reception.
• Please send her my warmest congratulations.

• Her comments were greeted with warm applause.  


4. (of colours) containing red, orange or yellow, which creates a pleasant, comfortable and relaxed feeling or atmosphere

• The room was decorated in warm shades of red and orange.  


5. not before noun used to say that sb has almost guessed the answer to sth or that they have almost found sb/sth that has been hidden
Keep guessing— you're getting warmer.
see also  warmth  
Word Origin:
Old English wearm (adjective), werman, wearmian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German warm, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin formus ‘warm’ and Greek thermos ‘hot’.  
Example Bank:
Add the soured cream and cook, stirring, until just warm.
Are you sure you'll be warm enough dressed like that?
Bake for 15 minutes and serve warm with Greek yogurt.
Come and have a nice warm drink by the fire.
How can we get warm?
I slid further down into the pleasantly warm bed
It was a mild day, almost warm.
She felt her face grow warm at his remarks.
She tries to keep warm by sitting right next to the fire.
That jacket looks nice and warm.
The bread should stay warm for at least half an hour.
The machine may feel warm to the touch.
The night air was soft and unseasonably warm.
The room seemed uncomfortably warm.
The weather had turned warm.
These will keep your feet warm.
an extremely warm and friendly person
His comments were greeted with warm applause.
I wish I had a warm house to go back to.
It's nice and warm in here.
Make sure you pack some warm clothes.
Reds and yellows are warm colours that attract attention.
The house is decorated in warm shades of red and orange.
The leaves swayed slowly in the soft, warm breeze.
The speaker was given a warm welcome.
They stood on the corner, stamping their feet to keep warm.
This plant will only grow in a warm climate.
This sleeping bag is really warm.
You'll be as warm as toast in here.
Idiom: warm the cockles
Derived Word: warmly

Derived: warm down  warm somebody up  warm something up  warm to somebody  warm to something  warm up 

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition

warm / wɔːm /   / wɔːrm / 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.

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.

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.


warmly / ˈwɔːm.li /   / ˈwɔːrm- / adverb


He shook my hand warmly.

You're not dressed warmly enough - put a sweater on.


warmth / wɔːmθ /   / wɔːrmθ / noun [ U ]


I've put a T-shirt on under my sweater for extra warmth.

warm / wɔːm /   / wɔːrm / 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.


warmly / ˈwɔːm.li /   / ˈwɔːrm- / adverb


He shook my hand warmly.

You're not dressed warmly enough - put a sweater on.


warmth / wɔːmθ /   / wɔːrmθ / noun [ U ]


I've put a T-shirt on under my sweater for extra warmth.

warm / wɔːm /   / wɔːrm / adjective [ after verb ] informal (NEAR)

(especially in children's games) near to guessing a correct answer or to discovering a hidden object:

You're getting warmer!

© Cambridge University Press 2013

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary


(warmer, warmest, warms, warming, warmed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

Something that is warm has some heat but not enough to be hot.
Because it was warm, David wore only a white cotton shirt...
Dissolve the salt in the warm water.
ADJ: oft it v-link ADJ

Warm clothes and blankets are made of a material such as wool which protects you from the cold.
They have been forced to sleep in the open without food or warm clothing...
Remember to wrap up warmly on cold days.
...warmly dressed.
ADV: ADV after v, ADV -ed

Warm colours have red or yellow in them rather than blue or green, and make you feel comfortable and relaxed.
The basement hallway is painted a warm yellow.
ADJ: usu ADJ n

A warm person is friendly and shows a lot of affection or enthusiasm in their behaviour.
She was a warm and loving mother...
I would like to express my warmest thanks to the doctors.
New members are warmly welcomed...
He greeted me warmly.
ADV: ADV with v

If you warm a part of your body or if something hot warms it, it stops feeling cold and starts to feel hotter.
The sun had come out to warm his back...
She went to warm her hands by the log fire.
VERB: V n, V n

If you warm to a person or an idea, you become fonder of the person or more interested in the idea.
Those who got to know him better warmed to his openness and honesty...
VERB: V to n

Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary: 

1warm /ˈwoɚm/ adj warm·er; -est
1 a : somewhat hot : not cool or cold
• Be sure to keep warm when you go outside.
warm weather
• a warm fire/radiator
• I'm feeling warm.
• We sat by the fire to stay warm.
• It's too warm in here. We should open a window.
b : causing or allowing you to feel warm
• This sweater is warm.
warm clothing
• The sunshine was warm on my face.
2 : feeling or showing friendship and affection
• We were met with a warm welcome.
• She has a warm and friendly nature.
• The letter was signed, “warmest regards.”
• She gave us each a long, warm hug.
3 : close to finding something, solving a puzzle, etc.
• Keep going; you're getting warm.
4 a : having a yellow, orange, or red color
• a room decorated in warm colors/shades
b of sound : rich and full : not thin or harsh
• the warm sound of the cello
(as) warm as toast informal : comfortably or pleasantly warm
• The room was cold but I was as warm as toast lying under the covers in bed.
- warm·ness /ˈwoɚmnəs/ noun [noncount]
• the warmness of a summer's day
• She welcomed us with warmness.

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