FLAME, noun [Latin flamma.]
1. A blaze; burning vapor; vapor in combustion; or according to modern chimistry, hydrogen or any inflammable gas, in a state of combustion, and naturally ascending in a stream from burning bodies being specifically lighter than common air.
2. Fire in general.
3. Heat of passion; tumult; combustion; blaze; violent contention. One jealous, tattling mischief-maker will set a whole village in a flame
4. Ardor of temper or imagination; brightness of fancy; vigor of thought.
Great are their faults, and glorious is their flame
5. Ardor of inclination; warmth of affection.
Smit with the love of kindred arts we came,
And met congenial, mingling flame with flame
6. The passion of love; ardent love.
My heart's on flame
7. Rage; violence; as the flames of war.
FLAME, verb transitive To inflame; to excite.
FLAME, verb intransitive
1. To blaze; to burn in vapor, or in a current; to burn as gas emitted from bodies in combustion.
2. To shine like burning gas.
In flaming yellow bright.
3. To break out in violence of passion.