Meaning of TEMPERATURE in English

TEMPERATURE

n.1 the degree or intensity of heat of a body in relation to others, esp. as shown by a thermometer or perceived by touch etc.

2 Med. the degree of internal heat of the body.

3 colloq. a body temperature above the normal (have a temperature).

4 the degree of excitement in a discussion etc.

Phrases and idioms:

take a person's temperature ascertain a person's body temperature, esp. as a diagnostic aid. temperature-humidity index a quantity giving the measure of discomfort due to the combined effects of the temperature and humidity of the air.

Etymology: F temp{eacute}rature or L temperatura (as TEMPER)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.