What is the meaning of hot?


  • 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.
    • usage: "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead"
  • Characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense.
    • usage: "the fighting became hot and heavy"; "a hot engagement"; "a raging battle"; "the river became a raging torrent"
  • Extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm.
    • usage: "a hot temper"; "a hot topic"; "a hot new book"; "a hot love affair"; "a hot argument"
  • Color) bold and intense. (
    • usage: "hot pink"
  • Sexually excited or exciting.
    • usage: "was hot for her"; "hot pants"
  • Recently stolen or smuggled.
    • usage: "hot merchandise"; "a hot car"
  • Very fast; capable of quick response and great speed.
    • usage: "a hot sports car"; "a blistering pace"; "got off to a hot start"; "in hot pursuit"; "a red-hot line drive"
  • Wanted by the police.
    • usage: "a hot suspect"
  • Producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves.
    • usage: "hot salsa"; "jalapeno peppers are very hot"
  • Performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy.
    • usage: "a hot drummer"; "he's hot tonight"
  • Very popular or successful.
    • usage: "one of the hot young talents"; "cabbage patch dolls were hot last season"
  • Very unpleasant or even dangerous.
    • usage: "make it hot for him"; "in the hot seat"; "in hot water"
  • Newest or most recent.
    • usage: "news hot off the press"; "red-hot information"
  • Having or bringing unusually good luck.
    • usage: "hot at craps"; "the dice are hot tonight"
  • Very good; often used in the negative.
    • usage: "he's hot at math but not so hot at history"
  • Newly made.
    • usage: "a hot scent"
  • Having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm.
    • usage: "hot for travel"
  • Of a seeker; very near to the object sought.
    • usage: "you are hot"
  • Having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity.
    • usage: "hot fuel rods"; "a hot laboratory"
  • Charged or energized with electricity.
    • usage: "a hot wire"; "a live wire"
  • Marked by excited activity.
    • usage: "a hot week on the stock market"
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