To Warm. v.a. [from the adjective.]
- To free from cold; to heat in a gentle degree.
It shall be for a man to burn, for he shall take thereof and warm himself. Isa. xliv. 15.
There shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it. Isa. xlvii. 14.
The mounted sun
Shot down direct his fervid rays to warm
Earth's inmost womb. Milton.
These soft fires with kindly heat
Of various influence, foment and warm. Milton.
- To heat mentally; to make vehement.
The action of Homer being more full of vigour than that of Virgil, is more pleasing to the reader: one warms you by degrees, the other sets you on fire all at once, and never intermits his heat. Dryden.