flame: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (flām), [key]
— n., v., flamed, flam•ing.
- burning gas or vapor, as from wood or coal, that is undergoing combustion; a portion of ignited gas or vapor.
- Often,the state or condition of blazing combustion: to burst into flames.
- any flamelike condition; glow; inflamed condition.
- brilliant light; scintillating luster.
- bright coloring; a streak or patch of color.
- intense ardor, zeal, or passion.
- an object of one's passionate love; sweetheart: He's taking out his new flame tonight.
- an act or instance of angry criticism or disparagement, esp. on a computer network.
- to burn with a flame or flames; burst into flames; blaze.
- to glow like flame; shine brilliantly; flash.
- to burn or burst forth with strong emotion; break into open anger, indignation, etc.
- to enter on an electronic bulletin board text expressing opinions, gossip, etc., often in a ranting and unrestrained manner.
- to subject to the action of flame or fire.
- to flambé.
- to insult or criticize angrily, esp. on a computer network.
- (of a jet engine) to cease to function due to an interruption of the fuel supply or to faulty combustion.
- to burst out in or as if in flames.
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