Meaning of TEMPERATURE in English


Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


The ~ of something is a measure of how hot or cold it is.

The ~ soared to above 100 degrees in the shade...

Coping with severe drops in ~ can be very difficult.



Your ~ is the ~ of your body. A normal ~ is about 37° centigrade.

His ~ continued to rise alarmingly.

N-UNCOUNT: oft poss N


You can use ~ to talk about the feelings and emotions that people have in particular situations.

There’s also been a noticeable rise in the political ~.

N-COUNT: usu sing


If something is at room ~, its ~ is neither hot nor cold.

Stir the parsley into the potatoes and serve at room ~.

PHRASE: usu PHR after v, v-link PHR


If you are running a ~ or if you have a ~, your ~ is higher than it usually is.

He began to run an extremely high ~...

PHRASE: V inflects


If you take someone’s ~ you use an instrument called a thermometer to measure the ~ of their body in order to see if they are ill.

He will probably take your child’s ~ too.

PHRASE: V inflects

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