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A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
Hal Borland

Meaning of "flame" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FLAME

From Anglo-French flaume, from Old French flambe, modification of flamble, from Latin flammula a little flame, from flamma flame.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FLAME

flame  [fleɪm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FLAME

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Flame is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb flame in English.

WHAT DOES FLAME MEAN IN ENGLISH?

flame

Flame

A flame is the visible, gaseous part of a fire. It is caused by a highly exothermic reaction taking place in a thin zone. Some flames are hot enough to have ionized gaseous components of sufficient density to be considered plasma.

Definition of flame in the English dictionary

The first definition of flame in the dictionary is a hot usually luminous body of burning gas often containing small incandescent particles, typically emanating in flickering streams from burning material or produced by a jet of ignited gas. Other definition of flame is the state or condition of burning with flames. Flame is also a brilliant light; fiery glow.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FLAME

PRESENT

Present
I flame
you flame
he/she/it flames
we flame
you flame
they flame
Present continuous
I am flaming
you are flaming
he/she/it is flaming
we are flaming
you are flaming
they are flaming
Present perfect
I have flamed
you have flamed
he/she/it has flamed
we have flamed
you have flamed
they have flamed
Present perfect continuous
I have been flaming
you have been flaming
he/she/it has been flaming
we have been flaming
you have been flaming
they have been flaming
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I flamed
you flamed
he/she/it flamed
we flamed
you flamed
they flamed
Past continuous
I was flaming
you were flaming
he/she/it was flaming
we were flaming
you were flaming
they were flaming
Past perfect
I had flamed
you had flamed
he/she/it had flamed
we had flamed
you had flamed
they had flamed
Past perfect continuous
I had been flaming
you had been flaming
he/she/it had been flaming
we had been flaming
you had been flaming
they had been flaming
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will flame
you will flame
he/she/it will flame
we will flame
you will flame
they will flame
Future continuous
I will be flaming
you will be flaming
he/she/it will be flaming
we will be flaming
you will be flaming
they will be flaming
Future perfect
I will have flamed
you will have flamed
he/she/it will have flamed
we will have flamed
you will have flamed
they will have flamed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been flaming
you will have been flaming
he/she/it will have been flaming
we will have been flaming
you will have been flaming
they will have been flaming
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would flame
you would flame
he/she/it would flame
we would flame
you would flame
they would flame
Conditional continuous
I would be flaming
you would be flaming
he/she/it would be flaming
we would be flaming
you would be flaming
they would be flaming
Conditional perfect
I would have flame
you would have flame
he/she/it would have flame
we would have flame
you would have flame
they would have flame
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been flaming
you would have been flaming
he/she/it would have been flaming
we would have been flaming
you would have been flaming
they would have been flaming
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you flame
we let´s flame
you flame
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to flame
Past participle
flamed
Present Participle
flaming
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FLAME


acclaim
əˈkleɪm
aflame
əˈfleɪm
blame
bleɪm
claim
kleɪm
counterclaim
ˈkaʊntəˌkleɪm
crossclaim
ˈkrɒsˌkleɪm
declaim
dɪˈkleɪm
disclaim
dɪsˈkleɪm
exclaim
ɪkˈskleɪm
inflame
ɪnˈfleɪm
lame
leɪm
misclaim
ˈmɪsˌkleɪm
overclaim
ˌəʊvəˈkleɪm
proclaim
prəˈkleɪm
quitclaim
ˈkwɪtˌkleɪm
reclaim
rɪˈkleɪm
reinflame
ˌriːɪnˈfleɪm
subclaim
ˈsʌbˌkleɪm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FLAME

flamboyantly
flame carbon
flame cell
flame cutting
flame gun
flame hardening
flame lamp
flame red
flame retardant
flame retarder
flame test
flame tree
flame war
flame-arc light
flame-coloured
flame-of-the-forest
flame-red
flame-retardant
flame-thrower
flameless

WORDS THAT END LIKE FLAME

all the same
be to blame
became
came
fame
filename
first name
first-name
frame
game
in the frame
last name
madame
name
old flame
Olympic flame
preflame
same
the same
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Synonyms and antonyms of flame in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FLAME»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «flame» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of flame

Translation of «flame» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FLAME

Find out the translation of flame to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of flame from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «flame» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

火焰
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

llama
570 millions of speakers

English

flame
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लौ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لَهَب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пламя
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chama
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শিখা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

flamme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Api
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Flamme
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

불꽃
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyala
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngọn lửa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுடர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ज्योत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

alev
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fiamma
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

płomień
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

полум´я
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

flacără
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

φλόγα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vlam
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

låga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

flamme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of flame

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FLAME»

The term «flame» is very widely used and occupies the 7.470 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of flame
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «flame».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FLAME» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «flame» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «flame» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about flame

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «FLAME»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word flame.
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Shmuel Yosef Agnon
The fate of the singers who, like my songs, went up in flame was also the fate of the books which I later wrote. All of them went up in flame to Heaven in a fire which broke out one night at my home in Bad Homburg as I lay ill in a hospital.
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Dante Alighieri
From a little spark may burst a flame.
3
John Berger
The point about hope is that it is something that occurs in very dark moments. It is like a flame in the darkness; it isn't like a confidence and a promise.
4
Hal Borland
A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
5
Ken Burns
The flame is not out, but it is flickering.
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William S. Burroughs
A cat's rage is beautiful, burning with pure cat flame, all its hair standing up and crackling blue sparks, eyes blazing and sputtering.
7
Karel Capek
You still stand watch, O human star, burning without a flicker, perfect flame, bright and resourceful spirit. Each of your rays a great idea - O torch which passes from hand to hand, from age to age, world without end.
8
Fidel Castro
I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.
9
Kate Chopin
The generous abundance of her passion, without guile or trickery, was like a white flame which penetrated and found response in depths of his own sensuous nature that had never yet been reached.
10
Wilkie Collins
I am not against hasty marriages where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FLAME»

Discover the use of flame in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to flame and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Moth to a Flame
Every time she finds the courage to leave, fear convinces her to stay. Like a moth to a flame, Raven is drawn to Mizan, even though she knows he'll be the death of her.
Ashley Antoinette, 2012
2
Keepers of the Flame: Understanding Amnesty International
The first in-depth look at working life inside a major human rights organization.
Stephen Hopgood, 2006
3
Violet Flame to Heal Body, Mind & Soul
This pocket guide describes how to use a high-frequency, spiritual energy to increase vitality, overcome blocks to healing, dissolve records of trauma and create positive change in our personal lives and for the planet.
Elizabeth Clare Prophet, 1997
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Journey Into the Flame: Book One of the Rising World Trilogy
The books also have a different owner: Logan Cutler, who inherited them when Camden mysteriously disappeared. But when Logan auctions off the books to pay his debts, they fall into the wrong hands.
T. R. Williams, 2014
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Flame
Michelle Lawson runs into her high school best friend Darin Greene.
Erin Moore, 2004
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Flame
Determined to clear her brother's name, fiery Yankee Ashley Webster heads west and, shocked to learn that single women are not allowed on the wagon train, she decides to pay Tanner MacTavish to pose as her husband.
Connie Mason, 2003
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Toward the Flame: A Memoir of World War I
The story begins with Lieutenant Allen and his men marching inland from the French coast and ends with their participation in the disastrous battle for the village of Fismette.
Hervey Allen, 1926
8
Flame of Love: A Theology of the Holy Spirit
Voted one of Christianity Today's 1997 Books of the Year! In what may be regarded as his magnum opus, Clark Pinnock here turns attention to the vital Christian doctrine of the Holy Spirit.
Clark H. Pinnock, 2009
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Flame Wars: The Discourse of Cyberculture
Yet, as the essays in this expanded edition of a special issue of the South Atlantic Quarterly confirm, there is more to fringe computer culture than cyberspace.
Mark Dery, 1994
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Black Flame: The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism ...
The most up-to-date study of anarchist theory, practice, and history.
Lucien Van Der Walt, Michael Schmidt, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FLAME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term flame is used in the context of the following news items.
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A flame we all carry
Burlington's Mark Oldershaw, of the Burloak Canoe Club, as the Canadian flag-bearer, leads the Canadian team into the Rogers Centre during ... «InsideHalton.com, Jul 15»
2
Local contractors demonstrate the dangers of not wearing certified …
It was a flame test with a "thermo-man" showing the dangers taken on by wearing gear not approved by the safety company Underwriters ... «KERO 23ABC News, Jul 15»
3
Special Olympics flame arrives in downtown LA for games
Nearby, Lilia's 13-year-old sister, Alina, walked with their mother, Rita Ford, who held a torch carrying the Special Olympics flame toward its ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
4
Pan Am Games 2015 Opening Ceremony Features Dance, Flame
The opening ceremony of the 2015 Pan Am Games began with a stunning pow wow based on the show's theme "From Dream to Reality.”. «Huffington Post Canada, Jul 15»
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Genre blending, Hinglish, and The Flame in the Flood
I'm as bored as everyone else is when it comes to the old games are like x debate. Games are like books or movies? Hmm. Games are like ... «Eurogamer.net, Jul 15»
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Pan Am torchbearer Myles Lynch runs flame to SickKids, site of his …
“I've been training a little bit every day and now to be running, especially with the Pan Am flame, I could never imagine running like this.”. «insideTORONTO.com, Jul 15»
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Flame of Hope” lit in Halifax
The torch pegged the “Flame of Hope,” was lit surrounded by Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil, athletes, coaches, and a host of police ... «Globalnews.ca, Jul 15»
8
Firefighters rescue 'Little Flame' from RV exhaust pipe
HAZEL DELL, Wash. (AP) — Clark County firefighters handled a little flame when a Hazel Dell couple noticed a kitten in the exhaust of their RV. «Q13 FOX, Jul 15»
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PAC-MAN makes appearance in Waka Flocka Flame, Good …
Waka Flocka Flame and Good Charlotte make an unstoppable team in the new music video for “Game On,” from the original soundtrack for ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
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An old flame and a handsome friend arrive at Lucy Cavendish's house
The Builder is standing in front of me. I haven't seen him for a year. The last time we were together, I'd moved to the Other Place and… well, ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»

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