warming

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  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)mɪŋ

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English warminge, warmynge, from Old English wærmiġende, wermende, wyrmende, present participle of Old English wyrman, wirman (to warm), equivalent to warm +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

warming

  1. present participle of warm

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English warmyng, warmynge, from Old English wærming, wirming, equivalent to warm +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

warming (plural warmings)

  1. A small rise in temperature.
  2. (slang) A beating; a thrashing.
    • Harry Goulding, A Grimsby Life - Part 1: Henry the Ninth (page 193)
      More than once had he caught me in the act and given me, as he put it, “a good warming,” with his hard hand so, however much I was tempted so to do, I steadfastly refrained.
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