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The Definition of - hot (adv)

    adjective, hotter, hottest.
    having or giving off heat; having a high temperature:
    a hot fire; hot coffee.
    having or causing a sensation of great bodily heat; attended with or producing such a sensation:
    He was hot with fever.
    creating a burning sensation, as on the skin or in the throat:
    This ointment is hot, so apply it sparingly.
    sharply peppery or pungent:
    Is this mustard hot?
    having or showing intense or violent feeling; ardent; fervent; vehement; excited:
    a hot temper.
    Informal. having a strong enthusiasm; eager:
    a hot baseball fan.
    1. sexually aroused; lustful.
    2. sexy; attractive.
    violent, furious, or intense:
    the hottest battle of the war.
    strong or fresh, as a scent or trail.
    absolutely new; fresh:
    a dozen new mystery stories hot from the press.
    requiring immediate delivery or correspondence; demanding priority:
    The hot freight must be delivered by 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, or we'll lose the contract.
    Slang. skillful in a reckless or daring way:
    a hot pilot.
    following very closely; close:
    to be hot on the trail of a thief.
    (of colors) extremely intense:
    hot pink.
    Informal. popular and commercially successful; in demand; marketable:
    The Beatles were a hot group in the 1960s.
    Slang. extremely lucky, good, or favorable:
    A poker player has to have a hot hand to win the pot.
    Slang. (in sports and games) playing well or winningly; scoring effectively:
    a hot pitcher.
    Slang. funny; absurd:
    That's a hot one!
    Games. close to the object or answer that is being sought.
    Informal. extremely exciting or interesting; sensational or scandalous:
    a hot news story.
    1. (of music) emotionally intense, propulsive, and marked by aggressive attack and warm, full tone.
    2. (of a musician) skilled in playing hot jazz.
    Informal. (of a vehicle) capable of attaining extremely high speeds:
    a hot new jet plane.
    1. stolen recently or otherwise illegal and dangerous to possess:
      a hot diamond necklace.
    2. wanted by the police.
    3. dangerous.
    Informal. in the mood to perform exceedingly well, or rapidly, as during a burst of creative work:
    Finish writing that story while you're still hot.
    actively conducting an electric current or containing a high voltage:
    a hot wire.
    of, relating to, or noting radioactivity.
    Metalworking. noting any process involving plastic deformation of a metal at a temperature high enough to permit recrystallization due to the strain:
    hot working.
    in a hot manner; hotly.
    while hot:
    Garnish the potatoes with parsley and serve hot.
    Metalworking. at a temperature high enough to permit recrystallization:
    The wire was drawn hot.
    verb (used with or without object), hotted, hotting.
    Chiefly British Informal. to heat; warm (usually followed by up).
    the hots, Slang. intense sexual desire or attraction.
    get hot, Slang. (in sports and games) to become very effective or successful; score or win repeatedly or easily.
    hot and bothered, Informal. excited, aroused, or flustered:
    This mistake isn't worth getting hot and bothered about.
    Also, all hot and bothered.
    hot and heavy, Informal. in an intense, vehement, or passionate manner:
    They argued hot and heavy for 20 minutes.
    hot under the collar. collar (def 23).
    make it hot for, Informal. to make something unpleasant for; cause trouble for:
    Ever since their argument the principal has been making it hot for the new teacher.

Word Example of - hot

    Example Sentences for hot

    But Marshall was as hot a Nationalist as Washington himself.

    And here is tea as hot, I believe, as if we were still blessed with glass windows.

    Couldn't get through these hot days if it weren't for the forty winks I snatch.

    Some like it hot,Some like it cold, Some like it in the pot,Nine days old.

    He wondered, in a hot, disjointed way, if there was no possibility of a rescue.

    Neither will granite, but granite will fall to pieces in a hot fire.

    He had not known before how hot and dry his throat had become.

    To increase the heat, blasts of hot air are blown into the bottom of the furnace.

    In this doubt Antonelli was permitted the trial by water, hot or cold.

    The object of this is to see how hot the oil must be before it gives off a vapor which will burn.

Word Origin & History of - hot

    Word Origin & History

    hot O.E. hat "hot, opposite of cold," also "fervent, fierce," from P.Gmc. *haitoz (cf. O.Fris. het, O.N. heitr, Du. heet, Ger. heiß "hot," Goth. heito "heat of a fever"), from PIE base *qai- (cf. Lith. kaistu "to grow hot"), the same root as that of heat. Taste sense of "pungent, acrid, biting" is from 1548. Sense of "exciting, remarkable, very good" is 1895; that of "stolen" is first recorded 1925 (originally with overtones of "easily identified and difficult to dispose of"); that of "radioactive" is from 1942. Hot air "unsubstantiated statements, boastful talk" is from 1900. Hot potato figurative sense is from 1846. Hot-blooded "passionate" (1598) is a relic of medieval physiology theory. The association of hot with sexuality dates back to 1500. Hot rod first recorded 1945 in Amer.Eng.; hot water "trouble" is from 1537. The hot and cold in hide-and-seek or guessing games are from hunting (1648), with notion of tracking a scent. Hot spot "night club" first recorded 1931. Hotshot "important person" is from 1933; it earlier meant "fast train" (1925).