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Definition of FLAMING

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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. [1913 Webster]

              The main blaze of it is past, but a small thing would make it flame again.            --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. To burst forth like flame; to break out in violence of passion; to be kindled with zeal or ardor. [1913 Webster]

              He flamed with indignation.           --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Flaming \Flam"ing\, a.
     1. Emitting flames; afire; blazing; consuming; illuminating. [1913 Webster]

     2. Of the color of flame; high-colored; brilliant; dazzling.
        "In flaming yellow bright." --Prior. [1913 Webster]

     3. Ardent; passionate; burning with zeal; irrepressibly earnest; as, a flaming proclomation or harangue. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

colorful \colorful\ adj.
     1. having striking color. Opposite of {colorless}.

     Note: [Narrower terms: {changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot}; {deep, rich}; {flaming}; {fluorescent, glowing}; {prismatic}; {psychedelic}; {red, ruddy, flushed, empurpled}]

     Syn: colourful.
          [WordNet 1.5]

     2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of {colorless} or {dull}. [Narrower terms: {brave, fine, gay, glorious}; {flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained}; {flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty}; {picturesque}] [WordNet 1.5]

     3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey; as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of {colorless} and {monochrome}.

     Note: [Narrower terms: {tinted}; {touched, tinged}; {amber, brownish-yellow, yellow-brown}; {amethyst}; {auburn, reddish-brown}; {aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden}; {azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue}; {bicolor, bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome}; {blue, bluish, light-blue, dark-blue}; {blushful, blush-colored, rosy}; {bottle-green}; {bronze, bronzy}; {brown, brownish, dark-brown}; {buff}; {canary, canary-yellow}; {caramel, caramel brown}; {carnation}; {chartreuse}; {chestnut}; {dun}; {earth-colored, earthlike}; {fuscous}; {green, greenish, light-green, dark-green}; {jade, jade-green}; {khaki}; {lavender, lilac}; {mauve}; {moss green, mosstone}; {motley, multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured}; {mousy, mouse-colored}; {ocher, ochre}; {olive-brown}; {olive-drab}; {olive}; {orange, orangish}; {peacock-blue}; {pink, pinkish}; {purple, violet, purplish}; {red, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet}; {red, reddish}; {rose, roseate}; {rose-red}; {rust, rusty, rust-colored}; {snuff, snuff-brown, snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored, snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown}; {sorrel, brownish-orange}; {stone, stone-gray}; {straw-color, straw-colored, straw-coloured}; {tan}; {tangerine}; {tawny}; {ultramarine}; {umber}; {vermilion, vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red}; {yellow, yellowish}; {yellow-green}; {avocado}; {bay}; {beige}; {blae bluish-black or gray-blue)}; {coral}; {creamy}; {cress green, cresson, watercress}; {hazel}; {honey, honey-colored}; {hued(postnominal)}; {magenta}; {maroon}; {pea-green}; {russet}; {sage, sage-green}; {sea-green}] [Also See: {chromatic}, {colored}, {dark}, {light}.]

     Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate).
          [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

237 Moby Thesaurus words for "flaming": Gongoresque, Johnsonian, Titian, Titian-red, abandoned, ablaze, affected, afire, aflame, aflicker, aglow, alight, ardent, bedazzling, bedizened, big-sounding, blasted, blatant, blazing, bleeding, blinding, bloody, blooming, boiling, boiling over, breathless, bricky, bright, bright and shining, brilliant, burning, burning with excitement, candent, candescent, cardinal, carmine, carnation, carnelian, cerise, cherry, cherry-colored, cherry-red, comburent, committed, conflagrant, conspicuous, convoluted, cordial, crimson, damask, damned, dazzling, declamatory, dedicated, delirious, devoted, devout, drunk, earnest, effulgent, egregious, elevated, enthusiastic, euphuistic, excited, extravagant, exuberant, faithful, fanatic, febrile, ferruginous, fervent, fervid, fevered, feverish, fiery, fire-red, flagrant, flamboyant, flame-colored, flame-red, flaring, flashing, flashy, flaunting, flickering, flushed, fulgent, fulgid, fulgurant, fulgurating, fulsome, fuming, garish, gaudy, glaring, glary, glowing, grandiloquent, grandiose, grandisonant, gules, guttering, hard-core, hearty, heated, hectic, het up, high-flowing, high-flown, high-flying, high-sounding, highfalutin, hot, hot-blooded, hotheaded, ignescent, ignited, impassioned, in a blaze, in a glow, in earnest, in flames, in rut, incandescent, incarmined, inflamed, infrared, inkhorn, intense, intent, intent on, intoxicated, iron-red, keen, kindled, labyrinthine, lake-colored, laky, lateritious, lexiphanic, live, lively, living, lobster-red, lofty, loyal, lurid, madcap, magniloquent, maroon, meretricious, meteoric, obvious, on fire, orotund, ostentatious, overdone, overelaborate, overinvolved, overwrought, passionate, pedantic, perfervid, pompous, port-wine, pretentious, puce, red, red-dyed, red-hot, red-looking, reddened, reddish, reddish-amber, reddish-brown, reeking, refulgent, resolute, resplendent, rhetorical, rubicund, rubiginous, rubric, rubricose, ruby, ruby-colored, ruby-red, ruddied, ruddy, rufescent, rufous, rust, rust-red, rusty, scarlet, scintillant, scintillating, scorching, seething, sensational, sensationalistic, sententious, serious, sexually excited, showy, sincere, smoking, smoldering, sonorous, sparking, spirited, splendent, splendid, splendorous, stammel, steaming, steamy, stilted, tall, tile-red, tortuous, totally committed, unextinguished, unquenched, unrestrained, vehement, vermilion, vigorous, vinaceous, vivid, warm, white-hot, wine, wine-colored, wine-red, zealous


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