Flaming



[fley-ming] /ˈfleɪ mɪŋ/

adjective
1.
emitting ; blazing; burning; fiery.
2.
like a in brilliance, heat, or shape.
3.
intensely ardent or passionate:
flaming youth.
[fleym] /fleɪm/
noun
1.
burning gas or vapor, as from wood or coal, that is undergoing combustion; a portion of ignited gas or vapor.
2.
Often, flames. the state or condition of blazing combustion:
to burst into flames.
3.
any flamelike condition; glow; inflamed condition.
4.
brilliant light; scintillating luster.
5.
bright coloring; a streak or patch of color.
6.
.
7.
intense ardor, zeal, or passion.
8.
Informal. an object of one’s passionate love; sweetheart:
He’s taking out his new flame tonight.
9.
Computer Slang. an angry, critical, or disparaging electronic message, as an online comment.
verb (used without object), flamed, flaming.
10.
to burn with a flame or flames; burst into flames; blaze.
11.
to glow like flame; shine brilliantly; flash.
12.
to burn or burst forth with strong emotion; break into open anger, indignation, etc.
13.
Computer Slang. to post an angry, critical, or disparaging electronic message, as an online comment.
verb (used with object), flamed, flaming.
14.
to subject to the action of flame or fire.
15.
to flambé.
16.
Computer Slang. to insult or criticize angrily in an online post or comment.
Verb phrases
17.
flame out,

/ˈfleɪmɪŋ/
adjective
1.
burning with or emitting flames
2.
glowing brightly; brilliant
3.
intense or ardent; vehement; passionate: a flaming temper
4.
(informal) (intensifier): you flaming idiot
5.
an obsolete word for flagrant
/fleɪm/
noun
1.
a hot usually luminous body of burning gas often containing small incandescent particles, typically emanating in flickering streams from burning material or produced by a jet of ignited gas
2.
(often pl) the state or condition of burning with flames: to burst into flames
3.
a brilliant light; fiery glow
4.

5.
intense passion or ardour; burning emotion
6.
(informal) a lover or sweetheart (esp in the phrase an old flame)
7.
(informal) an abusive message sent by electronic mail, esp to express anger or criticism of an internet user
verb
8.
to burn or cause to burn brightly; give off or cause to give off flame
9.
(intransitive) to burn or glow as if with fire; become red or fiery: his face flamed with anger
10.
(intransitive) to show great emotion; become angry or excited
11.
(transitive) to apply a flame to (something)
12.
(transitive) (archaic) to set on fire, either physically or with emotion
13.
(informal) to send an abusive message by electronic mail
adj.

intensifying adjective, late 19c., from present participle of flame (v.). Meaning “glaringly homosexual” is homosexual slang, 1970s (along with flamer (n.) “conspicuously homosexual man”); but flamer “glaringly conspicuous person or thing” (1809) and flaming “glaringly conspicuous” (1781) are much earlier in the general sense, both originally with reference to “wenches.”
n.

mid-14c., from Anglo-French flaume, Old French flamme (10c.), from Latin flammula “small flame,” diminutive of flamma “flame, blazing fire,” from PIE *bhleg- “to shine, flash,” from root *bhel- (1) “to shine, flash, burn” (see bleach (v.)).

The meaning “a sweetheart” is attested from 1640s; the figurative sense of “burning passion” was in Middle English. Flame-thrower (1917) translates German flammenwerfer (1915).
v.

early 14c., flamen, from Old French flamer, from flamme (see flame (n.)). The sense of “unleash invective on a computer network” is from 1980s. Related: Flamed; flaming.
flame
(flām)
The hot, glowing mixture of burning gases and tiny particles that arises from combustion. Flames get their light either from the fluorescence of molecules or ions that have become excited, or from the incandescence of solid particles involved in the combustion process, such as the carbon particles from a candle.

adjective

Blatantly homosexual, esp in an effeminate way; swish: in hiding the fact that Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig were flaming homosexuals (1970s+ Homosexuals)

adverb

Very •Used as an intensifier, usually preceded by ”so”: I can’t believe he’d be so flaming stupid (1895+)

noun

(also flamage) The use of rude, strong, obscene, etc, language on a computer bulletin board, in computer mail, etc •This sort of verbal license is said to be common and apparently to be an effect of the medium itself (1980s+ Computer)

noun

verb

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