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Definition of "heat" []

  • A form of energy associated with the motion of atoms or molecules and capable of being transmitted through solid and fluid media by conduction, through fluid media by convection, and through empty space by radiation. (noun)
  • The transfer of energy from one body to another as a result of a difference in temperature or a change in phase. (noun)
  • Physics The sensation or perception of such energy as warmth or hotness. (noun)
  • Physics An abnormally high bodily temperature, as from a fever. (noun)
  • The condition of being hot. (noun)

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.

Use "heat" in a sentence
  • "Some say Cheney 'feeling the heat' over potential probes/Kentucky election officials nabbed in touch-screen vote scam yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Some say Cheney \'feeling the heat\' over potential probes/Kentucky election officials nabbed in touch-screen vote scam '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: Several observers suspect that Cheney is nervous about calls for investigations into the Bush administration and is going on the offensive in his latest attacks on President Obama."
  • "Believe it or not, water vapor and other minor GHG are transferors of heat, not accumulators of heat…"
  • "Internal heat gains, in the form of heat output from human bodies, equipment, cooking and lighting (often referred to as “wild heat”), can present quite a problem and should be minimized in hot seasons."