Hypertext Webster Gateway: "flaming"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Flaming \Flam"ing\, a.
1. Emitting flames; afire; blazing; consuming; illuminating.

2. Of the color of flame; high-colored; brilliant; dazzling.
``In flaming yellow bright.'' --Prior.

3. Ardent; passionate; burning with zeal; irrepressibly
earnest; as, a flaming proclomation or harangue.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Flame \Flame\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flamed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Flaming}.] [OE. flamen, flaumben, F. flamber, OF. also,
flamer. See {Flame}, n.]
1. To burn with a flame or blaze; to burn as gas emitted from
bodies in combustion; to blaze.

The main blaze of it is past, but a small thing
would make it flame again. --Shak.

2. To burst forth like flame; to break out in violence of
passion; to be kindled with zeal or ardor.

He flamed with indignation. --Macaulay.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: resembling flame in brilliance or color; "maple trees ablaze
in autumn"; "flaming autumn leaves" [syn: {ablaze}]
2: lighted up by or as by fire or flame; "forests set ablaze
(or afire) by lightning"; "even the car's tires were
aflame"; "a night aflare with fireworks"; "candles alight
on the tables"; "blazing logs in the fireplace"; "a
burning cigarette"; "a flaming crackling fire"; "houses on
fire" [syn: {ablaze(p)}, {afire(p)}, {aflame(p)}, {aflare(p)},
{alight(p)}, {blazing}, {burning}, {on fire(p)}]
3: (used of persons) informal intensifiers; "what a bally (or
blinking) nuisance"; "a bloody fool"; "a crashing bore";
"you flaming idiot" [syn: {bally(a)}, {blinking(a)}, {bloody(a)},
{crashing(a)}, {flaming(a)}, {fucking(a)}]
4: very intense; "a fiery temper"; "flaming passions" [syn: {fiery}]
n : the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing
heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our
ancestors' first discoveries" [syn: {fire}, {flame}]

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