A woman tries to cool off on a hot day.
- An example of hot is a 90 degree day.
- An example of hot is the latest fashion style.
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.
- 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, as 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 is bright and intense: hot pink
- 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
- fresh; clear; intense; strong: a hot scent
- recent and from an inside source: a hot tip
- currently very popular: a hot recording
- Informal thrown or batted hard or with great speed: said of a ball
- 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
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
in a hot manner; hotly
(all) hot and bothered
Slang flustered, excited, etc.
hot under the collar
Informal extremely angry or provoked
make it hot for
Informal to make things troublesome and uncomfortable 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
Informal To cause to increase in intensity or excitement. Often used with up : “His book is an exercise in the fashionable art of instant history, in which every episode is hotted up with an anecdote” ( Harper's )
Origin of hotMiddle English from Old English hāt ; see kai- in Indo-European roots.
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