Hot meaning

hŏt
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.

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Close to a successful solution or conclusion.

Hot on the trail.

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Causing a burning sensation, as in the mouth; spicy.

Hot peppers; a hot curry.

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Strong sexual attraction or desire. Used with the.
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Of, relating to, or being an emotionally charged style of performance marked by strong rhythms and improvisation.

Hot jazz.

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In a hot manner; hotly.
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While hot.

Foods that are best eaten hot.

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To cause to increase in intensity or excitement. Often used with up .
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Producing a burning sensation, as in the mouth, throat, etc.

Hot pepper.

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Full of or characterized by any very strong feeling, or by intense activity, speed, excitement, etc.
  • 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.
  • Very lucky or effective.
    A hot streak in gambling.
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As if heated by friction.
  • Electrically charged, esp. with a current of high voltage.
    A hot wire.
  • Highly radioactive.
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Designating or of color that is bright and intense.

Hot pink.

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That has not had time to lose heat, freshness, currency, etc.
  • 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.
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Thrown or batted hard or with great speed.
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Designating or of highly emotional music or playing characterized by exciting rhythmic and tonal effects and an insistent, driving beat.
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In a hot manner; hotly.
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Hybrid orientation technique.
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High-output turbo.
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Being at or exhibiting a temperature that is higher than normal or desirable.

A hot forehead.

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Very good or impressive. Often used in the negative.

I'm not so hot at math.

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Funny or absurd.

Told a hot one about the neighbors' dog.

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Bold and bright.
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hot and bothered
  • In a state of agitated excitement; flustered:.
    All hot and bothered before the opening performance.
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hot and heavy
  • Passionate or intense:.
    Interest in the new stock was hot and heavy.
  • Characterized by or engaging in amorous or sexual activity.
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hot to trot
  • Sexually avid; lascivious.
  • Ready and willing; eager.
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hot under the collar
  • Angry.
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make it hot for
  • To make things uncomfortable or dangerous for:.
    Don't make it hot for yourself by needlessly finding fault.
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(all) hot and bothered
  • Flustered, excited, etc.
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hot under the collar
  • Extremely angry or provoked.
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make it hot for
  • To make things troublesome and uncomfortable for.
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Origin of hot

  • Middle English from Old English hāt kai- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition