Meaning of HOT in English
— hotly , adv. — hotness , n.
/hot/ , adj., hotter, hottest , adv., v., hotted, hotting , n.
1. having or giving off heat; having a high temperature: a hot fire; hot coffee.
2. having or causing a sensation of great bodily heat; attended with or producing such a sensation: He was hot with fever.
3. creating a burning sensation, as on the skin or in the throat: This ointment is hot, so apply it sparingly.
4. sharply peppery or pungent: Is this mustard hot?
5. having or showing intense or violent feeling; ardent; fervent; vehement; excited: a hot temper.
6. Informal. having a strong enthusiasm; eager: a hot baseball fan.
a. sexually aroused; lustful.
b. sexy; attractive.
8. violent, furious, or intense: the hottest battle of the war.
9. strong or fresh, as a scent or trail.
10. absolutely new; fresh: a dozen new mystery stories hot from the press.
11. 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.
12. Slang. skillful in a reckless or daring way: a hot pilot.
13. following very closely; close: to be hot on the trail of a thief.
14. (of colors) extremely intense: hot pink.
15. Informal. popular and commercially successful; in demand; marketable: The Beatles were a hot group in the 1960s.
16. Slang. extremely lucky, good, or favorable: A poker player has to have a hot hand to win the pot.
17. Slang. (in sports and games) playing well or winningly; scoring effectively: a hot pitcher.
18. Slang. funny; absurd: That's a hot one!
19. Games. close to the object or answer that is being sought.
20. Informal. extremely exciting or interesting; sensational or scandalous: a hot news story.
a. (of music) emotionally intense, propulsive, and marked by aggressive attack and warm, full tone.
b. (of a musician) skilled in playing hot jazz.
22. Informal. (of a vehicle) capable of attaining extremely high speeds: a hot new jet plane.
a. stolen recently or otherwise illegal and dangerous to possess: a hot diamond necklace.
b. wanted by the police.
24. 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.
25. actively conducting an electric current or containing a high voltage: a hot wire.
26. of, pertaining to, or noting radioactivity.
27. Metalworking. noting any process involving plastic deformation of a metal at a temperature high enough to permit recrystallization due to the strain: hot working.
28. get hot , Slang. (in sports and games) to become very effective or successful; score or win repeatedly or easily.
29. hot and bothered , Informal. excited, aroused, or flustered: This mistake isn't worth getting hot and bothered about. Also, all hot and bothered .
30. hot under the collar . See collar (def. 16).
31. 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.
32. in a hot manner; hotly.
33. while hot: Garnish the potatoes with parsley and serve hot.
34. Metalworking. at a temperature high enough to permit recrystallization: The wire was drawn hot.
35. hot and heavy , Informal. in an intense, vehement, or passionate manner: They argued hot and heavy for 20 minutes.
v.t. , v.i.
36. Chiefly Brit. Informal. to heat; warm (usually fol. by up ).
37. the hots , Slang. intense sexual desire or attraction.
[ bef. 1000; 1920-25 for def. 23; ME ho ( o ) t, OE hat; c. D heet, ON heitr, Sw het, Dan hed, G heiss ]
Syn. 1. heated; fiery, burning, scorching; scalding, boiling; torrid, sultry. 4. biting, piquant, sharp, spicy. 5. fervid; fiery, passionate, intense, excitable, impetuous; angry, furious, irate, violent.
Ant. 1. cold.
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012