- aflame ► ADJECTIVE ▪ in flames.
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aflame — [ə flām′] adv., adj. 1. in flames; burning 2. glowing [aflame with color] 3. greatly excited … English World dictionary
Aflame — A*flame ([.a]*fl[=a]m ), adv. & a. [Pref. a + flame.] In flames; glowing with light or passion; ablaze. G. Eliot. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
aflame — (adj.) 1550s, from a on (see A (Cf. a ) (1)) + FLAME (Cf. flame) (n.). Figurative use by 1856 … Etymology dictionary
aflame — a|flame [əˈfleım] adj [not before noun] 1.) burning = ↑ablaze ▪ Most of the city was aflame. 2.) very bright with colour or light = ↑ablaze aflame with ▪ trees aflame with autumn leaves 3.) filled with strong emotions or excitement … Dictionary of contemporary English
aflame — [[t]əfle͟ɪm[/t]] 1) ADJ: v link ADJ, v n ADJ If something is on fire, you can say it is aflame. [LITERARY] Hundreds of tightly rolled newspapers were set aflame among the 50,000 crowd. Syn: alight, ablaze 2) ADJ: v link ADJ, oft ADJ with n If you … English dictionary
aflame — /əˈfleɪm / (say uh flaym) adjective 1. on fire; ablaze: *A trooper named Johnson set the house all aflame / To burn those bold outlaws, it was a great shame. –anon, bush ballads, n.d. 2. inflamed; aroused; glowing: *his sun reddened face aflame… … Australian English dictionary
aflame — /euh flaym /, adj. 1. on fire; ablaze: The house was all aflame. 2. eager and excited: I was aflame with curiosity. [1545 55; A 1 + FLAME] * * * … Universalium
aflame — a|flame [ ə fleım ] adjective never before noun LITERARY 1. ) on fire: Vandals set the building aflame. 2. ) showing strong emotion: He was aflame with anger and resentment … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
aflame — adjective (not before noun) literary 1 burning 2 very bright with colour or light (+ with): trees aflame with autumn leaves 3 filled with strong emotions or excitement aflame adverb … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
aflame — adjective a) in flames, on fire, flaming, with flames coming from it She said nothing and simply stared at him, eyes aflame. b) showing anger or contempt See Also: afire … Wiktionary