Hot Definition

hŏt
hots, hotter, hottest
adjective
hotter, hottest
Having or giving off heat; capable of burning.
American Heritage
Characterized by a relatively or abnormally high temperature; very warm.
Webster's New World
Having a high temperature, esp. one that is higher than that of the human body.
Webster's New World
Feeling uncomfortably overheated.
Webster's New World
Producing a burning sensation, as in the mouth, throat, etc.
Hot pepper.
Webster's New World
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noun
Strong sexual attraction or desire. Used with the.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
ragtimeyhotness
adverb
In a hot manner; hotly.
Webster's New World
While hot.
Foods that are best eaten hot.
American Heritage
verb
To cause to increase in intensity or excitement. Often used with up .
American Heritage
abbreviation
Hybrid orientation technique.
Wiktionary
High-output turbo.
Wiktionary
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idiom
hot and bothered
  • In a state of agitated excitement; flustered:

    all hot and bothered before the opening performance.

American Heritage
hot and heavy
  • Passionate or intense:

    Interest in the new stock was hot and heavy.

  • Characterized by or engaging in amorous or sexual activity.
American Heritage
hot to trot
  • Sexually avid; lascivious.
  • Ready and willing; eager.
American Heritage
hot under the collar
  • Angry.
American Heritage
make it hot for
  • To make things uncomfortable or dangerous for:

    Don't make it hot for yourself by needlessly finding fault.

American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Hot

Adjective

Base Form:
hot
Comparative:
hotter
Superlative:
hottest

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Hot

Origin of Hot

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

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

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