the state of a body perceived as having or generating a relatively high degree of warmth.
the condition or quality of being hot:
the heat of an oven.
the degree of hotness; temperature:
the sensation of warmth or hotness:
a bodily temperature higher than normal:
the heat of a fever; the feeling of heat caused by physical exertion.
added or external energy that causes a rise in temperature, expansion, evaporation, or other physical change.
Physics. a nonmechanical energy transfer with reference to a temperature difference between a system and its surroundings or between two parts of the same system. Symbol: Q.
a hot condition of the atmosphere or physical environment; hot season or weather.
a period of hot weather.
a sharp, pungent flavor, as that produced by strong spices.
warmth or intensity of feeling; vehemence; passion:
He spoke with much heat and at great length.
maximum intensity in an activity, condition, etc.; the height of any action, situation, or the like:
the heat of battle; the heat of passion.
extreme pressure, as of events, resulting in tension or strain:
In the heat of his hasty departure he forgot his keys.
a single intense effort; a sustained, concentrated, and continuous operation:
The painting was finished at a heat.
Slang. intensified pressure, especially in a police investigation.
Slang. the police.
Slang. armed protection, especially a pistol, revolver, or other firearm:
All guards carry some heat.
a single course in or division of a race or other contest.
a race or other contest in which competitors attempt to qualify for entry in the final race or contest.
a single operation of heating, as of metal in a furnace, in the treating and melting of metals.
a quantity of metal produced by such an operation.
sexual receptiveness in animals, especially females.
the period or duration of such receptiveness:
to be in heat.
verb (used with object)
to make hot or warm (often followed by up).
to excite emotionally; inflame or rouse with passion.
verb (used without object)
to become hot or warm (often followed by up).
to become excited emotionally.
heat up, to increase or become more active or intense:
Business competition will heat up toward the end of the year.
to heat or be heated again: to reheat yesterday’s soup
(transitive) to add fuel to (the exhaust gases of an aircraft jet engine) to produce additional heat and thrust
(aeronautics) another name (esp Brit) for afterburning (sense 1)
the energy transferred as a result of a difference in temperature
the random kinetic energy of the atoms, molecules, or ions in a substance or body
related adjectives thermal calorific
the sensation caused in the body by heat energy; warmth
the state or quality of being hot
hot weather: the heat of summer
intensity of feeling; passion: the heat of rage
pressure: the political heat on the government over the economy
the most intense or active part: the heat of the battle
a period or condition of sexual excitement in female mammals that occurs at oestrus
a preliminary eliminating contest in a competition
a single section of a contest
(slang) police activity after a crime: the heat is off
(mainly US, slang) criticism or abuse: he took a lot of heat for that mistake
in the heat of the moment, without pausing to think
on heat, in heat
Also in season. (of some female mammals) sexually receptive
in a state of sexual excitement
(slang) the heat, the police
(informal) turn up the heat, turn on the heat, to increase the intensity of activity, coercion, etc
to make or become hot or warm
to make or become excited or intense
A form of energy associated with the motion of atoms or molecules and capable of being transmitted through solid and fluid media by conduction, through fluid media by convection, and through empty space by radiation.
The sensation or perception of such energy as warmth or hotness.
An abnormally high bodily temperature, as from a fever.
Internal energy that is transferred to a physical system from outside the system because of a difference in temperature and does not result in work done by the system on its surroundings. Absorption of energy by a system as heat takes the form of increased kinetic energy of its molecules, thus resulting in an increase in temperature of the system. Heat is transferred from one system to another in the direction of higher to lower temperature. See also thermodynamics. See Note at temperature.
In physics, a form of energy associated with the movement of atoms and molecules in any material. The higher the temperature of a material, the faster the atoms are moving, and hence the greater the amount of energy present as heat. (See infrared radiation.)
noun 1. any of various apparatus for heating, especially for heating water or the air in a room. 2. Electronics. the element of a vacuum tube that carries the current for heating a cathode. 3. Slang. a pistol, revolver, or other firearm. noun 1. any device for supplying heat, such as a hot-air blower, radiator, […]
noun 1. heating again. 2. Aeronautics. a process in certain turbojet engines in which gases are expanded by turbines after combustion, burned again in a second chamber, expanded again by additional turbines, and released through the exhaust nozzle.
chat Hello again. (1995-02-28)
verb (used with object), hired, hiring. 1. to engage the services of (a person or persons) for wages or other payment: to hire a clerk. 2. to engage the temporary use of at a set price; rent: to hire a limousine. noun 3. the act of hiring. 4. the state or condition of being hired. […]