Definition of "hot" []

  • Having or giving off heat; capable of burning. (adjective)
  • Being at a high temperature. (adjective)
  • Being at or exhibiting a temperature that is higher than normal or desirable: a hot forehead. (adjective)
  • Causing a burning sensation, as in the mouth; spicy: hot peppers; a hot curry. (adjective)
  • Charged or energized with electricity: a hot wire. (adjective)
  • Having a relatively high temperature (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Having a temperature higher than desirable (adjective)
  • Causing or having a sensation of bodily heat (adjective)
  • Causing a burning sensation on the tongue (adjective)
  • Expressing or feeling intense emotion, such as embarrassment, anger, or lust (adjective)
  • Intense or vehement (adjective)
  • Recent; fresh; new (adjective)
  • (of a ball) thrown or struck hard, and so difficult to respond to (adjective)
  • Much favoured or approved (adjective)
  • Having a dangerously high level of radioactivity (adjective)
  • (of goods or money) stolen, smuggled, or otherwise illegally obtained (adjective)
  • (of people) being sought by the police (adjective)
  • Sexually attractive (adjective)
  • (of a colour) intense; striking (adjective)
  • Close or following closely (adjective)
  • At a dangerously high electric potential (adjective)
  • Having an energy level higher than that of the ground state (adjective)
  • Impressive or good of its kind (esp in the phrase not so hot) (adjective)
  • Arousing great excitement or enthusiasm by inspired improvisation, strong rhythms, etc (adjective)
  • Dangerous or unpleasant (esp in the phrase make it hot for someone) (adjective)
  • (in various searching or guessing games) very near the answer or object to be found (adjective)
  • (of a process) at a sufficiently high temperature for metal to be in a soft workable state (adjective)
  • (of a price, charge, etc) excessive (adjective)
  • In a hot manner; hotly (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "hot" in a sentence
  • "· At times you may suddenly feel very hot or sweaty (this is also called having ‘hot flashes’)."
  • "Hot water plates are very convenient, and easily procured at any large china shop; but if they cannot be found, put the hot plate containing the chop over a bowl of boiling water, and cover with a hot saucer, fold a napkin around the baked potato, and you can carry the tray containing the dinner through cold halls and up staircases and it will arrive at your patient's room _hot."
  • "Absolutely clean napkins and tray cloths, a few green leaves about the plate, a rose on the tray; the chop or piece of chicken, the bird or the piece of steak ornamented with sprigs of parsley, the cold things really cold, and the hot ones _hot_, these are necessities of invalid's feeding, that mark the nurse who has a proper appreciation of a sick person's delicate sensibilities."