flame flame  /f ˈleɪm/


  1. (n) the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
  2. (v) shine with a sudden light
  3. (v) be in flames or aflame
  4. (v) criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium


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  1. The flame arrived at its final destination, the outdoor stage of the Nagano cultural building, in the hands of Japan's gold-medalist marathoner Mizuki Noguchi.
  2. Like an old flame who would not be jilted, RKO Pictures Corp.
  3. Through the centuries, the rulers of Russia, czar and commissar alike, have made sporadic attempts to stamp out the small but stubbornly burning flame of Russian Jewish culture.


  1. Kennedys light flame in Ireland to mark iconic JFK trip

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Relatives of President John F. Kennedy lit a flame in Ireland on Saturday to mark the anniversary of his 1963 visit to the country, a landmark in its post-independence history. Kennedy's visit, just five months before his assassination, was the first by a serving U.S. president and cemented the strong links between the nations forged by waves of emigration. One of the men to ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Flame Retardant: Industry Speculations & Continued Fire Safety Concern

    There has been a lot of new development with flame retardants recently with the upheaval over the chemical's effect on the health of people and their pets. While new cases are being pushed to ban certain flame retardants from the market, the importance of the purpose of flame retardants still remains a concern. Flame retardants are commonly used in textiles to reduce the likelihood of spreading ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  3. 'The Emigrant Flame' from graveside of John F Kennedy en route to New Ross town

    A flame taken from the Eternal Flame at the graveside of President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery has arrived in Ireland. Earlier this week on Tuesday June 18, ‘The Emigrant Flame’ was lit from the Eternal Flame during a ceremonial event at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Irish Central

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  1. "He was the keeper of the Senate flame, the fiercest defender of the Senate's constitutional role and prerogatives," Leahy said.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Patrick Leahy Source: Washington Post (blog)

  2. "It must provide a proper forum for the peaceful expression of opinions and dissent. And it must safely and respectfully welcome the flame and honor the US athletes and other participants who will carry the torch," Ueberroth said.
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: Peter Ueberroth Source: TIME

  3. Ms Huq told Sky News: "There was a bit of a skirmish with a protester but the flame stayed alight. I expected there to be protests but I was not expecting to be wrestled by people." "I think that people feel very strongly about China and...
    on Apr 6, 2008 By: Konnie Huq Source: ic Wales

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