Associations to the word «Flame»


FLAME, noun. The visible part of fire; a stream of burning vapour or gas, emitting light and heat.
FLAME, noun. A romantic partner or lover in a usually short-lived but passionate affair.
FLAME, noun. (Internet) Intentionally insulting criticism or remark meant to incite anger.
FLAME, noun. A brilliant reddish orange-gold fiery colour. Flame colour:    
FLAME, noun. (music) (chiefly lutherie) The contrasting light and dark figure seen in wood used for stringed instrument making; the curl.
FLAME, noun. Burning zeal, passion, imagination, excitement, or anger.
FLAME, verb. To produce flames; to burn with a flame or blaze.
FLAME, verb. To burst forth like flame; to break out in violence of passion; to be kindled with zeal or ardour.
FLAME, verb. (Internet) (ambitransitive) To post a destructively critical or abusive message (to somebody).
FLAME, adjective. Of a brilliant reddish orange-gold colour, like that of a flame.
FLAME BAIT, noun. (Internet) deliberately provocative posting intended to start a flame war
FLAME CELL, noun. A specialized excretory cell that composes the protonephridium in nemerteans, rotifers, and some flatworms.
FLAME CELLS, noun. Plural of flame cell
FLAME GUN, noun. A large blowlamp used to control weeds etc
FLAME OUT, verb. Of processes and equipment involving combustion, to fail due to extinction of flame.
FLAME OUT, verb. (figuratively) To fail, usually spectacularly.
FLAME OUT, verb. Burn up, fire up, flame up, flare up
FLAME PHOTOMETRY, noun. (chemistry) The quantitative analysis of metals by passing a solution of their salts into a flame and measuring the intensity of specific spectral lines
FLAME RETARDANT, noun. A chemical used to impart flame resistance.
FLAME SPREAD, noun. The propagation of a flame away from its source of ignition.
FLAME TEST, noun. (chemistry) in qualitative inorganic analysis, a simple test for the presence of a range of metallic elements based on the colour imparted to a flame by a sample
FLAME THROWER, noun. Alternative spelling of flamethrower
FLAME THROWERS, noun. Plural of flame thrower
FLAME TREE, noun. (botany) Any one of several trees or shrubs with yellow or bright red flowers, such as Rhododendron arboreum or Brachychiton acerifolium.
FLAME TREES, noun. Plural of flame tree
FLAME UP, verb. (intransitive) To flare; to become enflamed
FLAME UP, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To suddenly become extremely angry
FLAME WAR, noun. (Internet) An argument consisting entirely or largely of flames by various parties that serve only to escalate the dispute.
FLAME WARS, noun. Plural of flame war

Dictionary definition

FLAME, noun. The process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries".
FLAME, verb. Shine with a sudden light; "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment".
FLAME, verb. Be in flames or aflame; "The sky seemed to flame in the Hawaiian sunset".
FLAME, verb. Criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium; "the person who posted an inflammatory message got flamed".

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche