Meaning of HEATING in English
heat ‧ ing S3 /ˈhiːtɪŋ/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable]
[ Word Family: noun : ↑ heat , ↑ heater , ↑ heating ; verb : ↑ heat , ↑ overheat ; adverb : ↑ heatedly ; adjective : ↑ heated ≠ UNHEATED ]
especially British English a system for making a room or building warm SYN heat American English
⇨ ↑ central heating
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▪ have heating
The house didn't have any heating when we moved in.
▪ have the heating on (=use the heating)
It's getting colder, but we haven't had the heating on yet.
▪ leave the heating on (=continue to use the heating)
I don't like to leave the heating on at night.
▪ put/switch/turn the heating on
Why don't you put the heating on if you're cold?
▪ switch/turn the heating off
We turn the heating off before bed.
▪ turn the heating down/up
Can you turn the heating down a bit?
▪ the heating comes on
The heating comes on at six.
▪ the heating goes off
The heating goes off automatically when the room is warm enough.
▪ solar heating (=heating powered by the sun)
They've installed solar heating in the new house.
▪ underfloor heating
Underfloor heating is popular in bathrooms.
■ heating + NOUN
▪ a heating system
The gas leak was caused by a faulty heating system.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012