What is flame?

  • (verb): Be in flames or aflame.
    Example: "The sky seemed to flame in the Hawaiian sunset"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A flame (from Latin flamma) is the visible, gaseous part of a fire. It is caused by a highly exothermic reaction taking place in a thin zone. Some flames, such as the flame of a burning candle, are hot enough to have ionized gaseous components and can be considered plasma. There is, however, disagreement on this subject.

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... "A New Flame" A New Flame 357 4 ... "It's Only Love" A New Flame 352 6 ... "You've Got It" A New Flame 357 2 ...
List Of Mini Limited Editions - Colours - Mini Flame
... Year 1989 (January) Based on Mini City Engine 998 cc Exterior colour Flame Red (COF - BLVC818) with white roof Exterior trim Chrome bumpers and black grille center Decals/badges ...
Flames in Microgravity
... confirmed that gravity plays an indirect role in flame formation and composition ... The common distribution of a flame under normal gravity conditions depends on convection, as soot tends to rise to the top of a flame (such as in a candle in normal gravity conditions ... such as in orbit, natural convection no longer occurs and the flame becomes spherical, with a tendency to become bluer and more efficient ...
The Flame
... The Flame could refer to The Flame (The Flames album), a 1970 album by South-African Band The Flames The Flame (Steve Lacy album), a 1982 album by American jazz saxophonist Steve Lacy The Flame (Annabel Lamb album ...
Slade In Flame - Synopsis
... Slade In Flame charts the history of "Flame" a fictitious group in the late 1960s who are picked up by a marketing company and taken to the top, only to break up at their zenith ... The film begins with the future members of Flame playing in two rival bands, one with a singer named Jack Daniels (Alan Lake), and the other, The Undertakers ... Flame are formed from the two bands, with Charlie (Don Powell) joining on drums, making up the same line-up as the real-life Slade ...

More definitions of "flame":

  • (verb): Shine with a sudden light.
    Synonyms: flare
  • (noun): The process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke.
    Synonyms: fire, flaming
  • (verb): Criticize harshly, on the e-mail.

Famous quotes containing the word flame:

    You behold a range of exhausted volcanoes. Not a flame flickers on a single pallid crest.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881)

    Surrealism ... is the forbidden flame of the proletariat embracing the insurrectional dawn—enabling us to rediscover at last the revolutionary moment: the radiance of the workers’ councils as a life profoundly adored by those we love.
    —“Manifesto of the Arab Surrealist Movement” (1975)

    You behold a range of exhausted volcanoes. Not a flame flickers on a single pallid crest.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881)