Definition of warmth noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//wɔːmθ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɔːrmθ//
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  1. 1  the state or quality of being warm, rather than hot or cold She felt the warmth of his arms around her. The animals huddled together for warmth. He led the child into the warmth and safety of the house.
  2. 2  the state or quality of being enthusiastic and/or friendly They were touched by the warmth of the welcome. His expression lacked warmth or encouragement. The area is famous for the warmth and hospitality of its people.
  3. Extra examples Browns and golds add warmth to a room. He moved closer to the pleasant warmth of the fire. Insulation will help retain the house’s warmth. She could feel the warmth of the child’s hand in her own. She sat by the fire and felt the warmth spread through her body. She seems to be a person without human warmth. They found the children huddled together for warmth. This clothing maintains your body warmth. We lay on the beach, basking in the warmth of the hot sun. a person who radiates warmth and kindness the comforting warmth of her bed the gentle warmth of the autumn sun warmth from the radiator He led the children into the warmth and safety of the house. Her warmth and kindness made her universally liked.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: warmth