The word "warm" is used for temperatures generally between 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (15 to 26 degrees Celsius); however, the feeling of being warm can vary, depending on the person.
- In the northern United States, it's warm in the late spring, the summer, and the early fall.
- On a warm summer evening, it's enjoyable to go for a walk.
- Most people prefer warm weather to hot weather or cold weather.
- Does it feel warm in here, or is it just me?
You can use the word "warm" for people or things:
- Her forehead feels warm. I think she has a temperature. (She's probably getting sick.)
- We like to eat bread when it's warm.
- A warm house is a good thing to come home to on a cold winter's day.
- People keep warm by wearing a lot of heavy clothes in the winter.
- Mary has a warm personality. (warm = nice)
- She gave her friend a warm smile.
It's also possible to use "warm" as a verb:
- You can warm food in a microwave.
- You can warm your hands near a fire.
- People of Brazil are warming up to the prospect of hosting the summer Olympic games. (warming up = getting used to, perhaps even looking forward to something)
- It's a good idea to warm up before you do a lot of exercise, play sports, or perform music. (warm up = stretch the muscles in your body)
He likes to warm up before he runs.
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This page was first published on September 10, 2012. It was updated on August 30, 2015.