a bottomless, boxlike, usually glass-covered structure and the of earth it covers, heated typically by fermenting manure or electrical cables, for growing plants out of season.
a place or environment favoring rapid growth or spread, especially of something disliked or unwanted:
a hotbed of disease.
Slang. a shared by two or more persons in shifts, each sleeping in it for or at a designated time and then vacating it for the next occupant.
verb (used without object), hotbedded, hotbedding.
Slang. to share a in shifts, so that it is always occupied.
a glass-covered bed of soil, usually heated by fermenting material, used for propagating plants, forcing early vegetables, etc
a place offering ideal conditions for the growth of an idea, activity, etc, esp one considered bad: a hotbed of insurrection
1620s, from hot + bed (n.); originally “bed of earth heated by fermenting manure for forcing growing plants;” generalized sense of “place that fosters rapid growth” is from 1768.
noun, Metalworking. 1. an area having rails or rolls on which rolled pieces are laid to cool. n phr,n
[hot-bluhd-id] /ˈhɒtˈblʌd ɪd/ adjective 1. excitable; impetuous. 2. ardent, passionate, or virile. 3. adventuresome, exciting, or characterized by adventure and excitement. 4. (of livestock) of superior or pure breeding. 5. (of horses) being a Thoroughbred or having Arab blood. adjective 1. passionate or excitable 2. (of a horse) being of thoroughbred stock adj. “passionate,” 1590s; […]
[hot-boks] /ˈhɒtˌbɒks/ noun, Railroads. 1. a overheated by excessive friction of an axle as a result of inadequate lubrication or the presence of foreign matter.
noun 1. a drink made with rum, hot water, and sugar, served with a lump of butter in a mug.