from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state, sensation, or quality of producing or having a moderate degree of heat: an agreeable warmth in the house.
- n. Friendliness, kindness, or affection: human warmth.
- n. Excitement or intensity, as of love or passion; ardor.
- n. The glowing effect produced by using predominantly red or yellow hues.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A moderate degree of heat; the sensation of being warm.
- n. Friendliness, kindness or affection.
- n. The effect of using mostly red and yellow hues.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being warm; gentle heat
- n. A state of lively and excited interest; zeal; ardor; fervor; passion; enthusiasm; earnestness
- n. The glowing effect which arises from the use of warm colors; hence, any similar appearance or effect in a painting, or work of color.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In other fine arts, freshness, vigor, and sympathetic treatment of material, as in fine sculpture.
- n. The state of being warm; gentle heat: as, the warmth of the sun or of the blood; also, the sensation of moderate heat.
- n. Cordiality; geniality; hearty kindness or good feeling.
- n. A state of lively and excited feeling; ardor; zeal; fervor; earnestness, often approaching anger; intensity; enthusiasm.
- n. In painting, a glowing effect which arises from the use of warm colors (which see, under warm), and also from the use of transparent colors in the process of glazing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
- n. the quality of having a moderate degree of heat
- n. the trait of being intensely emotional
- n. a warmhearted feeling
- n. the sensation caused by heat energy
Middle English warmeth, from warm, warm; see warm.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old English *wiermþu ("warmth"), corresponding to warm + -th. Cognate with West Frisian waarmte ("warmth"), Dutch warmte ("warmth"). (Wiktionary)