What is the meaning of heat?


  • A form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature.
  • The presence of heat.
  • The sensation caused by heat energy.
  • The trait of being intensely emotional.
  • Applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity.
  • A preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race.
  • Utility to warm a building.
    • usage: "the heating system wasn't working"; "they have radiant heating"


  • Make hot or hotter.
    • usage: "the sun heats the oceans"; "heat the water on the stove"
  • Provide with heat.
    • usage: "heat the house"
  • Arouse or excite feelings and passions.
    • usage: "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"
  • Gain heat or get hot.
    • usage: "The room heated up quickly"
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