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NOUN (1)

1. the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke;
- Example: "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"
[syn: fire, flame, flaming]


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. informal intensifiers;
- Example: "what a bally (or blinking) nuisance"
- Example: "a bloody fool"
- Example: "a crashing bore"
- Example: "you flaming idiot"
[syn: bally(a), blinking(a), bloody(a), blooming(a), crashing(a), flaming(a), fucking(a)]

2. very intense;
- Example: "a fiery temper"
- Example: "flaming passions"
[syn: fiery, flaming]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flame \Flame\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flamed; p. pr. & vb. n. Flaming.] [OE. flamen, flaumben, F. flamber, OF. also, flamer. See Flame, n.] 1. To burn with a flame or blaze; to burn as gas emitted from bodies in combustion; to blaze. [1913 Webster] The main blaze of it is past, but a small thing would make it flame again. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To burst forth like flame; to break out in violence of passion; to be kindled with zeal or ardor. [1913 Webster] He flamed with indignation. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flaming \Flam"ing\, a. 1. Emitting flames; afire; blazing; consuming; illuminating. [1913 Webster] 2. Of the color of flame; high-colored; brilliant; dazzling. "In flaming yellow bright." --Prior. [1913 Webster] 3. Ardent; passionate; burning with zeal; irrepressibly earnest; as, a flaming proclomation or harangue. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

colorful \colorful\ adj. 1. having striking color. Opposite of colorless. Note: [Narrower terms: changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot; deep, rich; flaming; fluorescent, glowing; prismatic; psychedelic; red, ruddy, flushed, empurpled] Syn: colourful. [WordNet 1.5] 2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of colorless or dull. [Narrower terms: brave, fine, gay, glorious; flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained; flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty; picturesque] [WordNet 1.5] 3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey; as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of colorless and monochrome. Note: [Narrower terms: tinted; touched, tinged; amber, brownish-yellow, yellow-brown; amethyst; auburn, reddish-brown; aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden; azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue; bicolor, bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome; blue, bluish, light-blue, dark-blue; blushful, blush-colored, rosy; bottle-green; bronze, bronzy; brown, brownish, dark-brown; buff; canary, canary-yellow; caramel, caramel brown; carnation; chartreuse; chestnut; dun; earth-colored, earthlike; fuscous; green, greenish, light-green, dark-green; jade, jade-green; khaki; lavender, lilac; mauve; moss green, mosstone; motley, multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured; mousy, mouse-colored; ocher, ochre; olive-brown; olive-drab; olive; orange, orangish; peacock-blue; pink, pinkish; purple, violet, purplish; red, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet; red, reddish; rose, roseate; rose-red; rust, rusty, rust-colored; snuff, snuff-brown, snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored, snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown; sorrel, brownish-orange; stone, stone-gray; straw-color, straw-colored, straw-coloured; tan; tangerine; tawny; ultramarine; umber; vermilion, vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red; yellow, yellowish; yellow-green; avocado; bay; beige; blae bluish-black or gray-blue); coral; creamy; cress green, cresson, watercress; hazel; honey, honey-colored; hued(postnominal); magenta; maroon; pea-green; russet; sage, sage-green; sea-green] [Also See: chromatic, colored, dark, light.] Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

flaming adj 1: informal intensifiers; "what a bally (or blinking) nuisance"; "a bloody fool"; "a crashing bore"; "you flaming idiot" [syn: bally(a), blinking(a), bloody(a), blooming(a), crashing(a), flaming(a), fucking(a)] 2: very intense; "a fiery temper"; "flaming passions" [syn: fiery, flaming] n 1: the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries" [syn: fire, flame, flaming]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

237 Moby Thesaurus words for "flaming": Gongoresque, Johnsonian, Titian, Titian-red, abandoned, ablaze, affected, afire, aflame, aflicker, aglow, alight, ardent, bedazzling, bedizened, big-sounding, blasted, blatant, blazing, bleeding, blinding, bloody, blooming, boiling, boiling over, breathless, bricky, bright, bright and shining, brilliant, burning, burning with excitement, candent, candescent, cardinal, carmine, carnation, carnelian, cerise, cherry, cherry-colored, cherry-red, comburent, committed, conflagrant, conspicuous, convoluted, cordial, crimson, damask, damned, dazzling, declamatory, dedicated, delirious, devoted, devout, drunk, earnest, effulgent, egregious, elevated, enthusiastic, euphuistic, excited, extravagant, exuberant, faithful, fanatic, febrile, ferruginous, fervent, fervid, fevered, feverish, fiery, fire-red, flagrant, flamboyant, flame-colored, flame-red, flaring, flashing, flashy, flaunting, flickering, flushed, fulgent, fulgid, fulgurant, fulgurating, fulsome, fuming, garish, gaudy, glaring, glary, glowing, grandiloquent, grandiose, grandisonant, gules, guttering, hard-core, hearty, heated, hectic, het up, high-flowing, high-flown, high-flying, high-sounding, highfalutin, hot, hot-blooded, hotheaded, ignescent, ignited, impassioned, in a blaze, in a glow, in earnest, in flames, in rut, incandescent, incarmined, inflamed, infrared, inkhorn, intense, intent, intent on, intoxicated, iron-red, keen, kindled, labyrinthine, lake-colored, laky, lateritious, lexiphanic, live, lively, living, lobster-red, lofty, loyal, lurid, madcap, magniloquent, maroon, meretricious, meteoric, obvious, on fire, orotund, ostentatious, overdone, overelaborate, overinvolved, overwrought, passionate, pedantic, perfervid, pompous, port-wine, pretentious, puce, red, red-dyed, red-hot, red-looking, reddened, reddish, reddish-amber, reddish-brown, reeking, refulgent, resolute, resplendent, rhetorical, rubicund, rubiginous, rubric, rubricose, ruby, ruby-colored, ruby-red, ruddied, ruddy, rufescent, rufous, rust, rust-red, rusty, scarlet, scintillant, scintillating, scorching, seething, sensational, sensationalistic, sententious, serious, sexually excited, showy, sincere, smoking, smoldering, sonorous, sparking, spirited, splendent, splendid, splendorous, stammel, steaming, steamy, stilted, tall, tile-red, tortuous, totally committed, unextinguished, unquenched, unrestrained, vehement, vermilion, vigorous, vinaceous, vivid, warm, white-hot, wine, wine-colored, wine-red, zealous
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

flame flamage flaming To rant, to speak or write incessantly and/or rabidly on some relatively uninteresting subject or with a patently ridiculous attitude or with hostility toward a particular person or group of people. "Flame" is used as a verb ("Don't flame me for this, but..."), a flame is a single flaming message, and "flamage" /flay'm*j/ the content. Flamage may occur in any medium (e.g. spoken, electronic mail, Usenet news, web). Sometimes a flame will be delimited in text by marks such as "...". The term was probably independently invented at several different places. Mark L. Levinson says, "When I joined the Harvard student radio station (WHRB) in 1966, the terms flame and flamer were already well established there to refer to impolite ranting and to those who performed it. Communication among the students who worked at the station was by means of what today you might call a paper-based Usenet group. Everyone wrote comments to one another in a large ledger. Documentary evidence for the early use of flame/flamer is probably still there for anyone fanatical enough to research it." It is reported that "flaming" was in use to mean something like "interminably drawn-out semi-serious discussions" (late-night bull sessions) at Carleton College during 1968-1971. Usenetter Marc Ramsey, who was at WPI from 1972 to 1976, says: "I am 99% certain that the use of "flame" originated at WPI. Those who made a nuisance of themselves insisting that they needed to use a TTY for "real work" came to be known as "flaming asshole lusers". Other particularly annoying people became "flaming asshole ravers", which shortened to "flaming ravers", and ultimately "flamers". I remember someone picking up on the Human Torch pun, but I don't think "flame on/off" was ever much used at WPI." See also asbestos. It is possible that the hackish sense of "flame" is much older than that. The poet Chaucer was also what passed for a wizard hacker in his time; he wrote a treatise on the astrolabe, the most advanced computing device of the day. In Chaucer's "Troilus and Cressida", Cressida laments her inability to grasp the proof of a particular mathematical theorem; her uncle Pandarus then observes that it's called "the fleminge of wrecches." This phrase seems to have been intended in context as "that which puts the wretches to flight" but was probably just as ambiguous in Middle English as "the flaming of wretches" would be today. One suspects that Chaucer would feel right at home on Usenet. [Jargon File] (2001-03-11)