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Definitions and Synonyms of flame | Another word for flame | What is flame?

Definition 1: the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke - [noun denoting process]

Samples where flame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries

Synonyms for flame in the sense of this definition

(flame is a kind of ...) a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light

(... is a kind of flame ) a strong flame that burns brightly

"the blaze spread rapidly"

(... is a kind of flame ) a sudden burst of flame

(... is a kind of flame ) the process of initiating combustion or catching fire

Definition 2: criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium - [verb of communication]

Samples where flame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the person who posted an inflammatory message got flamed

(flame is a kind of ...) censure severely

"She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

Definition 3: be in flames or aflame - [verb of weather]

Samples where flame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sky seemed to flame in the Hawaiian sunset

(flame is a kind of ...) undergo combustion

"Maple wood burns well"

Definition 4: shine with a sudden light - [verb of weather]

Samples where flame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The night sky flared with the massive bombardment

Synonyms for flame in the sense of this definition

(flame is a kind of ...) emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light

"The sun shone bright that day" "The fire beamed on their faces"

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