Crossword clues for flame
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Flame \Flame\ (fl[=a]m), n. [OE. flame, flaume, flaumbe, OF. flame, flambe, F. flamme, fr. L. flamma, fr. flamma, fr. flagrare to burn. See Flagrant, and cf. Flamneau, Flamingo.]
A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat; darting or streaming fire; a blaze; a fire.
Burning zeal or passion; elevated and noble enthusiasm; glowing imagination; passionate excitement or anger. ``In a flame of zeal severe.''
Where flames refin'd in breasts seraphic glow.
Smit with the love of sister arts we came, And met congenial, mingling flame with flame.
Ardor of affection; the passion of love.
A person beloved; a sweetheart.
Syn: Blaze; brightness; ardor. See Blaze.
Flame bridge, a bridge wall. See Bridge, n.,
Flame color, brilliant orange or yellow.
Flame engine, an early name for the gas engine.
Flame manometer, an instrument, invented by Koenig, to obtain graphic representation of the action of the human vocal organs. See Manometer.
Flame reaction (Chem.), a method of testing for the presence of certain elements by the characteristic color imparted to a flame; as, sodium colors a flame yellow, potassium violet, lithium crimson, boracic acid green, etc. Cf. Spectrum analysis, under Spectrum.
Flame tree (Bot.), a tree with showy scarlet flowers, as the Rhododendron arboreum in India, and the Brachychiton acerifolium of Australia.
Flame \Flame\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flamed; p. pr. & vb. n. Flaming.] [OE. flamen, flaumben, F. flamber, OF. also, flamer. See Flame, n.]
To burn with a flame or blaze; to burn as gas emitted from bodies in combustion; to blaze.
The main blaze of it is past, but a small thing would make it flame again.
To burst forth like flame; to break out in violence of passion; to be kindled with zeal or ardor.
He flamed with indignation.
Flame \Flame\, v. t. To kindle; to inflame; to excite.
And flamed with zeal of vengeance inwardly.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Middle English flaume, also flaumbe, flambe, flame, flamme, mid-14c., "a flame;" late 14c., "a flaming mass, a fire; fire in general, fire as an element;" also figurative, in reference to the "heat" or "fire" of emotions, from Anglo-French flaume, flaumbe "a flame" (Old French flambe, 10c.), from Latin flammula "small flame," diminutive of flamma "flame, blazing fire," from PIE *bhleg- "to shine, flash," from root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.)).\n
\nThe meaning "a sweetheart, object of one's passion" is attested from 1640s; the figurative sense of "burning passion" was in Middle English, and the nouns in Old French and Latin also meant "fire of love, flame of passion." The Australian flame-tree is from 1857.
Middle English flaumen, also flaumben, flomben, flamben, flamen, flammen, c.1300 (implied in flaming "to shine (like fire), gleam, sparkle like flames;" mid-14c. as "emit flames, be afire, to blaze," from Anglo-French flaumer, flaumber (Old French flamber) "burn, be on fire, be alight" (intransitive), from flamme "a flame" (see flame (n.)).\n
\nTransitive meaning "to burn, set on fire" is from 1580s. Meaning "break out in violence of passion" is from 1540s; the sense of "unleash invective on a computer network" is from 1980s. Related: Flamed; flaming. To flame out, in reference to jet engines, is from 1950.\n
Of a brilliant reddish orange-gold colour, like that of a flame. n. The visible part of fire; a stream of burning vapour or gas, emitting light and heat. v
1 To produce flames; to burn with a flame or blaze. 2 To burst forth like flame; to break out in violence of passion; to be kindled with zeal or ardour. 3 (context Internet ambitransitive English) To post a destructively critical or abusive message (to somebody).
v. shine with a sudden light; "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment" [syn: flare]
be in flames or aflame; "The sky seemed to flame in the Hawaiian sunset"
criticize harshly, on the e-mail
Flame is burning gas or vapour, the visible part of fire.
Flame, flames or FLAME may also refer to:
Flame (often stylized as FLAME) (born Marcus T. Gray) is a Grammy-nominated Christian hip hop recording artist with Clear Sight Music. He has released eight albums including: self-titled Flame, Rewind, Our World: Fallen, Our World: Redeemed, Captured, The 6th, Royal Flush, and Forward. Flame has been nominated for several Dove and Stellar Awards throughout his music career and Our World: Redeemed was nominated for a Grammy Award.
Flame was a Japanese boy band. Their sound was originally pop with a hip-hop influence until late 2003, when they attempted a more urban sound. Their last single, "Hanashitaku wa Nai", is a mix of rock and pop, and is representative of the new musical direction. On March 1, 2010, the band officially disbanded. This band should not be confused with the American rock band of the same name who released an album "Queen Of The Neighbourhood" (RCA PL12160) in 1977. In 2013, all former members, including Kyohei Kaneko, reunited to form a new group, Emalf.
__NOTOC__ The Flame (Axylia putris) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found throughout Europe then East across the Palearctic to Armenia, West Siberia and Amur, Korea and Japan. The range extends into North India.
This species has creamy-buff forewings (sometimes tinged with red) with black streaking along the costa. The hindwings are whitish with a dark line along the margin. The wingspan is 30–36 mm. Unusually for a noctuid, this moth rests with its wings wrapped tightly around its body making it resemble a broken twig. It flies at night in June and July (sometimes a second brood is produced which flies in September) and is attracted to light.
"Flame" is a single by the Irish pop rock quintet, Bell X1, and the second to be taken from the band's third album Flock. It was released on 10 March 2006. It entered the Irish Singles Chart on 16 March 2006, spending four weeks there and peaking at #12.
The BBC described it and follow-up single " Rocky Took a Lover" as "two of the finest pieces of music written on this island", though lamented its lack of international success. The song was later included in a collection of works giving a "sense of the noughties" put together by Vincent Murphy and broadcast on Morning Ireland on 31 December 2009.
Flame is the name of a roughly human-shaped robot, developed in the Netherlands by Daan Hobbelen of the Mechanical Engineering department of Delft University. Robot motion is more easily done with wheels, but this robot was designed specifically to study human walking. It is 130cm tall and weights 15 kg.
Flame is a continuation of Denise, another walking robot developed at Delft University, which featured in a Science article in 2005. Just like Denise, Flame walks through controlled falling. It does not try to keep balance, but accepts that it loses balance and reacts to that by placing a foot such that it will stop the fall. Do this continuously, and the result is walking. The idea is that humans walk in the same manner.
Flame uses just a little more energy than a human of the same weight. It turned out Flame walked most efficiently if the 'rear heel' is lifted the moment the 'front heel' hits the ground. Humans do the same.
Flame works differently from Japanese robots, which are generally based on assembly line robots and know exactly what to do when because the environment is fixed. For example, they can walk up stairs quite impressively, but only the set of stairs that they have been programmed for. According to Hobbelen this approach is a dead end. Flame is more flexible and reacts to changing circumstances.
"Flame" is a song by Sebadoh from their 1999 album The Sebadoh. It was released as a CD Single, and 7" vinyl record.
The song peaked at number 30 on the UK Singles chart. It is their highest charting single.
Flame ( 불꽃 - Bulggot) is a 1975 South Korean film directed by Yu Hyun-mok. It was awarded Best Film at the Grand Bell Awards ceremony.
Flame is the thirteenth studio album for singer Patti LaBelle, released on MCA Records in 1997. Executive produced by LaBelle, the album featured songs from the likes of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, who contributed to much of the compositions and productions on the record while other producers including Gerald Levert, Brenda Russell and David Foster were also featured on the album. The album featured the international hit and number-one dance single, "When You Talk About Love", and the R&B radio favorite, "Shoe Was on the Other Foot". The album was also notable in including the ballad, "Don't Block the Blessings", which was the title of LaBelle's best-selling autobiography released a year before Flame. The album went Platinum by year's end.
Flame is an album by Irish folk singer Johnny Duhan, which was released in 1996.
Flowers of Fire ( hangul: 불꽃) is a Korean anti-communist novel by Seonu Hwi, in 1957.
Flame is a controversial 1996 war film directed by Ingrid Sinclair, produced by Joel Phiri and Simon Bright, and stars Marian Kunonga and Ulla Mahaka. It was the first Zimbabwean film since independence set during the Rhodesian Bush War, and served as a tribute to the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army's many female guerrillas.
Flame is the second studio album from the Melbourne band Real Life. It was released in December 1985 on Glenn Wheatley's Wheatley Records in Australia. The first single issued from the album was "Face To Face" which was released in October 1985 and peaked at number 32 on the Australian singles charts. The album only reached number 42 on the Australian album charts, whilst the follow up single, "One Blind Love" failed to chart.
Flame is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
"Flame" is the only album recorded by the duo of singer/lyricist Tim Bowness ( No-Man) and keyboard player Richard Barbieri ( Porcupine Tree), released in 1994.
The two men met when Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson (also of Porcupine Tree) invited Richard Barbieri (along with Mick Karn and Steve Jansen) to join the live line-up of Bowness and Wilsons's band No-Man. Apart from Wilson, Karn and Jansen, "Flame" also features appearances by drummers Chris Maitland and Gavin Harrison (formerly and currently of Porcupine Tree respectively). Also appearing is guitarist Michael Bearpark, from Bowness's Samuel Smiles band.
The title track of the album is a reworked version (with lyrics and vocal melody written by Bowness) of a Barbieri-penned instrumental called "Long Tales, Tall Shadows", which appeared on the album "Stories Across Borders" (by Steve Jansen and Richard Barbieri).
As the album sessions were almost parallel to those of No-Man's Flowermouth album (also released on One Little Indian), Wire Magazine released, along with their 125th edition, a free sample CD which included four songs from both Flame and Flowermouth.
Flame, also known as Flamer, sKyWIper, and Skywiper, is modular computer malware discovered in 2012 that attacks computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system. The program is being used for targeted cyber espionage in Middle Eastern countries.
Its discovery was announced on 28 May 2012 by MAHER Center of Iranian National, Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Kaspersky Lab and CrySyS Lab of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. The last of these stated in its report that Flame "is certainly the most sophisticated malware we encountered during our practice; arguably, it is the most complex malware ever found." Flame can spread to other systems over a local network (LAN) or via USB stick. It can record audio, screenshots, keyboard activity and network traffic. The program also records Skype conversations and can turn infected computers into Bluetooth beacons which attempt to download contact information from nearby Bluetooth-enabled devices. This data, along with locally stored documents, is sent on to one of several command and control servers that are scattered around the world. The program then awaits further instructions from these servers.
According to estimates by Kaspersky in May 2012, Flame had initially infected approximately 1,000 machines, with victims including governmental organizations, educational institutions and private individuals. At that time 65% of the infections happened in Iran, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Sudan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, with a "huge majority of targets" within Iran. Flame has also been reported in Europe and North America. Flame supports a "kill" command which wipes all traces of the malware from the computer. The initial infections of Flame stopped operating after its public exposure, and the "kill" command was sent.
Flame is linked to the Equation Group by Kaspersky Lab. However, Costin Raiu, the director of Kaspersky Lab's global research and analysis team, believes the group only cooperates with the creators of Flame and Stuxnet from a position of superiority: "Equation Group are definitely the masters, and they are giving the others, maybe, bread crumbs. From time to time they are giving them some goodies to integrate into Stuxnet and Flame."
Usage examples of "flame".
The cloak had not put out the fire entirely, though, and quenching the flames that sprang up here and there had entailed a great deal of excitement and rushing about, in the course of which Orrie McCallum was misplaced, toddled off, and fell into the groundhog kiln, where he was foundmany frantic minutes laterby Rollo.
Neat little picture: man lighting cigarette, throws match absentmindedly in tub of pep instead of waste basket, panics, spills the stuff, steps wildly back from flames, trips over stove and knocks himself out.
News of the war and of the ravaging of Acadian fishing towns set Massachusetts in flame.
Every eruption of gore seemed to set his eye adance with new flames until they glowed almost like the eyes of a cat at night.
Cormac was able to slam it against a stairwell that was brightly aflicker with lurid flames.
I sat by her, and she leaned back beside me, eminently available, looking soft and sexy and smelling just great, her eyes sparkling invitingly in the glow of the flames aflicker in the hearth.
It is prodigious in volcanoes, and, as we know from the lore of many primitive traditions, it has been frequently identified with a demoness of volcanoes, who presides over an afterworld where the dead enjoy an everlasting dance in marvelously dancing volcanic flames.
And sometimes at sunset i would climb the long hilly street to the citadel and the open place, and look down upon Aira, the magic city of marble and beryl, splendid in a robe of golden flame.
Lakunai Airdrome and he had destroyed sixteen airplanes and killed more than eighty men as the American machine exploded in a long gout of flame and debris.
He watched, uneasy with what she might see in his destiny as Aisling held the amber before the flames.
He swept the flame toward Akan and Nefar, startling them, then thrust it at me.
Nefar and Akan and I sprang apart, forming a loose semicircle between the two flames like wary herd animals trapped in a blind.
Slowly my blind eyes began to focus again, and I saw that it was Akan, climbing through the flames with his charred flesh hanging in strips, his hair and lips burned away, his hands consumed to the bone.
Whatever the reason, Akim had finally been jolted out of his indifference toward Mangus, and it was up to Daulo now to fan that flame.
In that dreadful day, thought the Algonkins, when in anger Michabo will send a mortal pestilence to destroy the nations, or, stamping his foot on the ground, flames will burst forth to consume the habitable land, only a pair, or only, at most, those who have maintained inviolate the institutions he ordained, will he protect and preserve to inhabit the new world he will then fabricate.