Definitions for: Hot


[adj] (informal) marked by excited activity; "a hot week on the stock market"
[adj] (electricity) charged or energized with electricity; "a hot wire"; "a live wire"
[adj] having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity; "hot fuel rods"; "a hot laboratory"
[adj] of a seeker; near to the object sought; "you're getting warm"; "hot on the trail"
[adj] having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm; "hot for travel"
[adj] very fast; "a blistering pace"; "got off to a hot start"; "in hot pursuit"; "a red-hot line drive"
[adj] capable of quick response and great speed; "a hot sports car"
[adj] newly made; "a hot scent"
[adj] very good; often used in the negative; "he's hot at math but not so hot at history"
[adj] used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead"
[adj] extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm; "a hot temper"; "a hot topic"; "a hot new book"; "a hot love affair"; "a hot argument"
[adj] (informal) recently stolen or smuggled; "hot merchandise"; "a hot car"
[adj] having or bringing unusually good luck; "hot at craps"; "the dice are hot tonight"
[adj] newest or most recent; "news hot off the press"; "red-hot information"
[adj] very unpleasant or even dangerous; "make it hot for him"; "in the hot seat"; "in hot water"
[adj] (informal) very popular or successful; "one of the hot young talents"; "cabbage patch dolls were hot last season"
[adj] having a piquant burning taste of spices or peppers; "gingery Chinese food"; "hot peppers"; "hot curry"; "corn chips with peppery salsa"; "spicy tomato sauce"
[adj] sexually excited or exciting; "was hot for her"; "hot pants"
[adj] (informal) performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy; "a hot drummer"; "he's hot tonight"
[adj] characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense; "the fighting became hot and heavy"; "a hot engagement"; "a raging battle"; "the river became a raging torrent"
[adj] wanted by the police; "a hot suspect"
[adj] (color) bold and intense; "hot pink"



Webster (1913) Definition: Hot,
imp. & p. p. of Hote. [Obs.] --Spenser.


Hot, a. [Compar. Hotter; superl. Hottest.] [OE. hot,
hat, AS. h[=a]t; akin to OS. h[=e]t, D. heet, OHG. heiz, G.
heiss, Icel. heitr, Sw. het, Dan. heed, hed; cf. Goth.
heit[=o] fever, hais torch. Cf. Heat.]
1. Having much sensible heat; exciting the feeling of warmth
in a great degree; very warm; -- opposed to cold, and
exceeding warm in degree; as, a hot stove; hot water or
air. ``A hotvenison pasty.'' --Shak.

2. Characterized by heat, ardor, or animation; easily
excited; firely; vehement; passionate; violent; eager.

Achilles is impatient, hot, and revengeful.
--Dryden.

There was mouthing in hot haste. --Byron.

3. Lustful; lewd; lecherous. --Shak.

4. Acrid; biting; pungent; as, hot as mustard.

Hot bed (Iron Manuf.), an iron platform in a rolling mill,
on which hot bars, rails, etc., are laid to cool.

Hot wall (Gardening), a wall provided with flues for the
conducting of heat, to hasten the growth of fruit trees or
the ripening of fruit.

Hot well (Condensing Engines), a receptacle for the hot
water drawn from the condenser by the air pump. This water
is returned to the boiler, being drawn from the hot well
by the feed pump.

In hot water (Fig.), in trouble; in difficulties. [Colloq.]

Syn: Burning; fiery; fervid; glowing; eager; animated; brisk;
vehement; precipitate; violent; furious; ardent;
fervent; impetuous; irascible; passionate; hasty;
excitable.

Synonyms: active, baking, baking hot, blistering, blistery, boiling, burning(a), calefacient, calefactive, calefactory, calorifacient, calorific, charged, close, eager, fast, fervent, fervid, fiery, flaming, fresh, gingery, good, heatable, heated, heated up, heating, het, het up, hottish, igneous, illegal, live, lucky, near, new, overheated, peppery, popular, pungent, radioactive, raging, red-hot, scalding, scorching, sensual, sexy, sizzling, skilled, spicy, stifling, sulfurous, sulphurous, sultry, sweltering, sweltry, thermal, torrid, tropic, tropical, unpleasant, violent, wanted, warm, warming, white, white-hot

Antonyms: cold

See Also: passionate

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