An example of heat is hot water.
An example of heat is bringing a kettle of water to a boil.
The heat from her family after her DUI arrest was unbearable.
The heat! Scram!
In the heat of battle.
Heat from the press forced the senator to resign.
At low heat.
His rent includes heat.
Blue heat in metals.
This furnace puts out 5000 BTUs of heat. That engine is really throwing off some heat. Removal of heat from the liquid caused it to turn into a solid.
Stay out of the heat of the sun!
The chili sauce gave the dish heat.
The male canines were attracted by the female in heat.
The runner had high hopes, but was out of contention after the first heat.
I can make a scroll like that in a single heat.
The children stayed indoors during this year's summer heat.
I'm freezing, could you turn on the heat?
During the power outage we had no heat because the controls are electric. Older folks like more heat than the young.
I'll heat up the water.
It's easy to make bad decisions in the heat of the moment.
Origin of heat
- Middle English hete from Old English hǣtu kai- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English hete, from Old English hǣte, hǣtu (“heat, warmth; fervor, ardor”), from Proto-Germanic *haitį̄ (“heat”), from Proto-Indo-European *kÀit- (“heat; hot”). Cognate with Scots hete (“heat”), North Frisian hiet (“heat”), Old High German heizī (“heat”). Related also to Dutch hitte (“heat”), German Hitze (“heat”), Swedish hetta (“heat”), Icelandic hita (“heat”).
- From Middle English heten, from Old English hǣtan (“to heat; become hot”), from Proto-Germanic *haitijaną (“to heat, make hot”).