AskDefine | Define hot

Dictionary Definition

hot adj
1 used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead" [ant: cold]
2 characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense; "the fighting became hot and heavy"; "a hot engagement"; "a raging battle"; "the river became a raging torrent" [syn: raging]
3 extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm; "a hot temper"; "a hot topic"; "a hot new book"; "a hot love affair"; "a hot argument" [ant: cold]
4 (color) bold and intense; "hot pink"
5 sexually excited or exciting; "was hot for her"; "hot pants"
6 recently stolen or smuggled; "hot merchandise"; "a hot car"
7 very fast; "a blistering pace"; "got off to a hot start"; "in hot pursuit"; "a red-hot line drive" [syn: blistering, red-hot]
8 wanted by the police; "a hot suspect"
9 performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy; "a hot drummer"; "he's hot tonight"
10 having a piquant burning taste of spices or peppers; "gingery Chinese food"; "hot peppers"; "hot curry"; "corn chips with peppery salsa"; "spicy tomato sauce" [syn: gingery, peppery, spicy]
11 very popular or successful; "one of the hot young talents"; "cabbage patch dolls were hot last season"
12 very unpleasant or even dangerous; "make it hot for him"; "in the hot seat"; "in hot water"
13 newest or most recent; "news hot off the press"; "red-hot information" [syn: red-hot]
14 having or bringing unusually good luck; "hot at craps"; "the dice are hot tonight"
15 very good; often used in the negative; "he's hot at math but not so hot at history"
16 newly made; "a hot scent"
17 capable of quick response and great speed; "a hot sports car"
18 having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm; "hot for travel"
19 of a seeker; near to the object sought; "you're getting warm"; "hot on the trail" [syn: warm]
20 having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity; "hot fuel rods"; "a hot laboratory"
21 charged or energized with electricity; "a hot wire"; "a live wire" [syn: live]
22 marked by excited activity; "a hot week on the stock market" [also: hottest, hotter]

User Contributed Dictionary


Alternative spellings




  • a RP /hɒt/, /hQt/
  • a US , /hɑt/, /hAt/
  • Rhymes: -ɒt


  1. In the context of "comparable": Of an object, having a high temperature.
  2. In the context of "comparable": Of the weather, causing the air to be hot.
  3. In the context of "comparable": Of a person or animal, feeling the sensation of heat, especially to the point of discomfort.
  4. In the context of "comparable}} Feverish.

Extensive Definition

Hot or HOT may refer to:
In lottery:
In music:
hot in German: HOT
hot in Esperanto: HOT
hot in French: Hot
hot in Korean: HOT
hot in Italian: HOT
hot in Dutch: Warm
hot in Japanese: ホット
hot in Norwegian: HOT
hot in Portuguese: Quente
hot in Simple English: Hot
hot in Vietnamese: Hot (định hướng)
hot in Chinese: 熱

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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