- The definition of hot is something that is very warm in temperature. It can also be used to refer to something that is currently very popular or trendy.
- An example of hot is a 90 degree day.
- An example of hot is the latest fashion style.
A woman tries to cool off on a hot day.
- having a high temperature, esp. one that is higher than that of the human body
- characterized by a relatively or abnormally high temperature; very warm
- feeling uncomfortably overheated
- producing a burning sensation in the mouth, throat, etc.: hot pepper
- full of or characterized by any very strong feeling, or by intense activity, speed, excitement, etc.; specif.,
- impetuous; fiery; excitable: a hot temper
- violent; raging; angry: a hot battle, hot words
- full of enthusiasm; eagerly intent; ardent
- inflamed with sexual desire; lustful
- very controversial
- Informal very lucky or effective: a hot streak in gambling
- following or pressing closely: in hot pursuit
- close to what is being sought: said of the seeker
- ☆ as if heated by friction; specif.,
- electrically charged, esp. with a current of high voltage: a hot wire
- highly radioactive
- designating or of color that suggests heat, as intense red, orange, etc.
- Informal that has not had time to lose heat, freshness, currency, etc.; specif.,
- recently issued or announced: hot news
- just arrived: hot from the front
- clear; intense; strong: a hot scent
- ☆ recent and from an inside source: a hot tip
- currently very popular: a hot recording
- ☆ Slang
- recently stolen
- sought by the police
- dangerous or risky for use as a hiding place
- excellent, good, funny, etc.: a general term of approval
- very skillful or successful
- sexually attractive or exciting
- ☆ Jazz designating or of highly emotional music or playing characterized by exciting rhythmic and tonal effects and an insistent, driving beat
- thrown or batted hard or with great speed: said of a ball
Origin of hotMiddle English ; from Old English hat, akin to German heiss, Gothic heito, fever ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kai-, heat from source Lithuanian kaistù, to become hot
(all) hot and bothered
hot under the collar
make it hot for
- a. Having or giving off heat; capable of burning.b. Being at a high temperature.
- Being at or exhibiting a temperature that is higher than normal or desirable: a hot forehead.
- Causing a burning sensation, as in the mouth; spicy: hot peppers; a hot curry.
- a. Charged or energized with electricity: a hot wire.b. Radioactive or designed to use radioactive materials.
- a. Marked by intensity of emotion; ardent or fiery: a hot temper.b. Having or displaying great enthusiasm; eager: hot for travel.
- a. Informal Arousing intense interest, excitement, or controversy: a hot new book; a hot topic.b. Informal Marked by excited activity or energy: a hot week on the stock market.c. Violent; raging: a hot battle.
- Slang a. Sexually attractive.b. Sexually attracted; full of desire: In this week's show, the surgeon is really hot for the new intern.c. Sexually aroused.
- Slang a. Recently stolen: a hot car.b. Wanted by the police: a hot suspect.
- Close to a successful solution or conclusion: hot on the trail.
- Informal a. Most recent; new or fresh: a hot news item; the hot fashions for fall.b. Currently very popular or successful: one of the hottest young talents around.c. Requiring immediate action or attention: a hot opportunity.
- Slang Very good or impressive. Often used in the negative: I'm not so hot at math.
- Slang Funny or absurd: told a hot one about the neighbors' dog.
- Slang a. Performing with great skill and daring: a hot drummer.b. Having or characterized by repeated successes: a player who is on a hot streak.c. Fast and responsive: a hot sports car.d. Unusually lucky: hot at craps.
- Music Of, relating to, or being an emotionally charged style of performance marked by strong rhythms and improvisation: hot jazz.
- Bold and bright.
- In a hot manner; hotly.
- While hot: foods that are best eaten hot.
transitive verbhot·ted, hot·ting, hots
Origin of hotMiddle English, from Old English hāt; see kai- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative hotter, superlative hottest)
- Of an object, having a high temperature.
- He forgot the frying pan was hot, and dropped it suddenly.
- Of the weather, causing the air to be hot.
- It is too hot to be outside.
- It is hotter in summer than in winter.
- Of a person or animal, feeling the sensation of heat, especially to the point of discomfort.
- I was so hot from being in the sun too long.
- Aren't you hot with that thick coat on?
- Of food, spicy.
- Before moving to India, I never ate hot food. The Indians love spicy food.
- (informal) Very good, remarkable, exciting. [from the 19th c.]
- He's a hot young player, we should give him a trial.
- Stolen. [from the 20th c.]
- hot merchandise
- (incomparable) Electrically charged
- a hot wire
- (informal) Radioactive. [from the 20th c.]
- (slang) Of a person, very physically or sexually attractive.
- That girl is hot!
- (slang) Sexual; involving sexual intercourse or sexual excitement.
- Popular; in demand.
- His new pickup is hot!
- Very close to finding or guessing something to be found or guessed.
- Am I warm yet? — You're hot!
- Performing strongly; having repeated successes
- Fresh; just released
- Uncomfortable, difficult to deal with; awkward, dangerous, unpleasant.
- (having a high temperature): chilled, chilly, cold, cold as ice, freezing, freezing cold, frigid, glacial, ice-cold, icy
- (of the weather): cold, freezing, freezing cold, icy
- (feeling the sensation of heat): freezing, freezing cold
- (spicy): bland, mild
- (electrically charged): neutral, dead
- (slang): lifeless
(third-person singular simple present hots, present participle hotting, simple past and past participle hotted) (especially when followed by up)
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