heat


heat
heat [hēt]
n.
[ME hete < OE hætu < base of hat (see HOT), akin to Ger heiss < IE base * kai-, heat]
1. the quality of being hot; hotness: in physics, heat is considered a form of energy existing as the result of the random motion of molecules and is the form of energy that is transferred between bodies as a result of their temperature difference
2.
a) much hotness; great warmth [stifling heat]
b) FEVER
3. degree of hotness or warmth [at low heat]
4. the perception of heat by the senses, resulting from contact with or nearness to something hot; sensation of hotness or warmth felt through the skin
5. hot weather or climate
6. the warming of a room, house, etc., as by a stove or furnace [his rent includes heat]
7. a burning sensation produced by spices, mustard, etc.
8. color or other appearance as an indication of hotness [blue heat in metals]
9. strong feeling or emotion; excitement, ardor, anger, zeal, etc.
10. the period or condition of excitement, intensity, stress, etc.; most violent or intense point or stage [in the heat of battle]
11. a single effort, round, bout, or trial; esp., any of the preliminary rounds of a race, etc., the winners of which compete in the final round
12.
a) sexual excitement
b) the period of sexual excitement in animals; esp., the estrus of females
13. Slang
a) coercion, as by intimidation
b) great pressure, as in criminal investigation or law enforcement
c) the police
d) a pistol [Slang]
14. BaseballBaseball Slang pitches thrown with great velocity
15. Metallurgy
a) a single heating of metal, ore, etc. in a furnace or forge
b) the amount processed in a single heating
vt., vi.
1. to make or become warm or hot
2. to make or become excited; inflame or become inflamed

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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