Meaning of FLAME in English

■ noun

1》 a hot glowing body of ignited gas that is generated by something on fire.

2》 a thing compared to a ~'s ability to burn fiercely or be extinguished: the ~ of hope.

3》 a brilliant orange-red colour.

4》 informal a vitriolic or abusive email or newsgroup posting, typically one sent in quick response to another.

■ verb

1》 give off ~s.

↘set alight.

2》 (of an intense emotion) appear suddenly and fiercely.

3》 (of a person's face) become red with embarrassment or anger.

4》 informal send an abusive email to.

5》 ( ~ out ) (of a jet engine) lose power through the extinction of the ~ in the combustion chamber.

6》 ( ~ out ) informal, chiefly N. Amer. fail conspicuously.


old ~ informal a former lover.


~less adjective

~r noun ( Computing, informal ).

flamy (also ~y ) adjective


ME: from OFr. ~ (n.), ~r (v.), from L. flamma 'a ~'.

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