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Definition of "flame" []

  • The zone of burning gases and fine suspended matter associated with rapid combustion; a hot, glowing mass of burning gas or vapor. (noun)
  • The condition of active, blazing combustion: burst into flame. (noun)
  • Something resembling a flame in motion, brilliance, intensity, or shape. (noun)
  • A violent or intense passion. (noun)
  • Informal A sweetheart. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flame" in a sentence
  • "[G] Matthiæ attempts to explain these words as follows: "εμπυροι ακμαι may be put for τα εμπυρα, in which the seers observed (ενωμων) two things, viz. the divisions (‛ ρηξεις) of the flame, which, if it slid round the altars, was of ill omen (hence ‛ υγραι, i.e. gliding gently around the altars with many curves, for which is put ‛ υγροτης εναντια); and 2dly, _the upright shooting of the flame_, ακραν λαμπαδα.""
  • "This part of the flame is called the _reducing flame_."
  • "A ruddy flame flashes up; the spirit appears in the flame_.]"