Meaning of HOT in English


I. ˈhät adjective

( hot·ter ; hot·test )

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hāt; akin to Old High German heiz hot, Lithuanian kaisti to get hot

Date: before 12th century


a. : having a relatively high temperature

b. : capable of giving a sensation of heat or of burning, searing, or scalding

c. : having heat in a degree exceeding normal body heat


a. : violent , stormy

a hot temper

a hot battle

also : angry

got hot about the remark


(1) : sexually excited or receptive

(2) : sexy

c. : eager , zealous

hot for reform

d. of jazz : emotionally exciting and marked by strong rhythms and free melodic improvisations

3. : having or causing the sensation of an uncomfortable degree of body heat

hot and tired

it's hot in here


a. : newly made : fresh

a hot scent

hot off the press

b. : close to something sought

hot on the trail


a. : suggestive of heat or of burning or glowing objects

hot colors

b. : pungent , peppery


a. : of intense and immediate interest

some hot gossip

b. : unusually lucky or favorable

on a hot streak

c. : temporarily capable of unusual performance (as in a sport)

d. : currently popular or in demand

a hot commodity

e. : very good

a hot idea

not feeling too hot

f. : absurd , unbelievable

wants to fight the champ? that's a hot one


a. : electrically energized especially with high voltage

b. : radioactive ; also : dealing with radioactive material

c. of an atom or molecule : being in an excited state


a. : recently and illegally obtained

hot jewels

b. : wanted by the police ; also : unsafe for a fugitive

9. : fast

a hot new fighter plane

a hot lap around the track

• hot·ness noun

• hot·tish ˈhä-tish adjective

- hot under the collar

II. adverb

Date: before 12th century

1. : hotly

2. : fast , quickly

III. noun

Date: 13th century

1. : heat 1d(1)

the hot of the day

2. : one that is hot (as a hot meal or a horse just after a workout)

3. plural : strong sexual desire — used with the

IV. transitive verb

( hot·ted ; hot·ting )

Date: 1561

chiefly Southern, southern Midland, & British : heat , warm — usually used with up

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