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Definition 1: utility to warm a building - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where heat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the heating system wasn't working
  • they have radiant heating

Synonyms for heat in the sense of this definition

(heat is a kind of ...) a facility composed of one or more pieces of equipment connected to or part of a structure and designed to provide a service such as heat or electricity or water or sewage disposal

"the price of the house included all utilities"

(... is a kind of heat ) a heating system in which air or water is heated at a central furnace and sent through the building via vents or pipes and radiators

(... is a kind of heat ) heating system that burns natural gas

(... is a kind of heat ) heating system consisting of wall or floor or baseboard or ceiling panels containing electric conductors or heating pipes

(... is a kind of heat ) a heating system in which steam is generated in boilers and piped to radiators

(heat is a part of ...) sealed vessel where water is converted to steam

(heat is a part of ...) heater consisting of a series of pipes for circulating steam or hot water to heat rooms or buildings

(... is part of heat) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

Definition 2: the presence of heat - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for heat in the sense of this definition

(heat is a kind of ...) the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)

(... is a kind of heat ) the property of being warming

(... is a kind of heat ) the heat or the color of fire

(... is a kind of heat ) extreme heat

(... is a kind of heat ) the quality of having a moderate degree of heat

"an agreeable warmth in the house"

(... is a kind of heat ) the hotness of something heated until it turns white

Definition 3: the trait of being intensely emotional - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for heat in the sense of this definition

(heat is a kind of ...) emotional nature or quality

(... is a kind of heat ) a passionate and quick-tempered nature

Definition 4: the sensation caused by heat energy - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for heat in the sense of this definition

(heat is a kind of ...) the somatic sensation of cold or heat

Definition 5: a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race - [noun denoting event]

(heat is a kind of ...) a contest of speed

"the race is to the swift"

Definition 6: a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for heat in the sense of this definition

(heat is a kind of ...) (physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs

"energy can take a wide variety of forms"

(... is a kind of heat ) energy derived from the heat in the interior of the earth

(... is a kind of heat ) the heat required for a fluid substance to break up into simpler constituents

(... is a kind of heat ) the heat evolved or absorbed during the formation of one mole of a substance from its component elements

(... is a kind of heat ) the heat evolved or absorbed when one mole of a substance is dissolved in a large volume of a solvent

(... is a kind of heat ) heat absorbed or radiated during a change of phase at a constant temperature and pressure

(... is a kind of heat ) the heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance one degree centigrade

Definition 7: applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for heat in the sense of this definition

(heat is a kind of ...) the condition or state of the body or bodily functions

Definition 8: gain heat or get hot - [verb of change]

Samples where heat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The room heated up quickly

Synonyms for heat in the sense of this definition

(heat is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of heat ) get excessively and undesirably hot

"The car engines overheated"

(... is a kind of heat ) be excessively hot

"If the children stay out on the beach for another hour, they'll be fried"

Definition 9: make hot or hotter - [verb of change]

Samples where heat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sun heats the oceans
  • heat the water on the stove

Synonyms for heat in the sense of this definition

(heat is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of heat ) heat by a natural force

"The sun broils the valley in the summer"

(... is a kind of heat ) make very hot and dry

"The heat scorched the countryside"

(... is a kind of heat ) make excessively or undesirably hot

"The room was overheated"

(... is a kind of heat ) heat beforehand

"Preheat the oven!"

(... is a kind of heat ) heat a substance so that it oxidizes or reduces

(... is a kind of heat ) heat a metal prior to working it

(... is a kind of heat ) heat to the boiling point

"scald the milk"

(... is a kind of heat ) make brown and crisp by heating

"toast bread" "crisp potatoes"

(... is a kind of heat ) heat again

"Please reheat the food from last night"

(heat causes ...) gain heat or get hot

"The room heated up quickly"

Definition 10: arouse or excite feelings and passions - [verb of emotion]

Samples where heat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for heat in the sense of this definition

(heat is a kind of ...) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

"arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

(... is a kind of heat ) work up into agitation or excitement

"This religion is fermenting Africa"

Definition 11: provide with heat - [verb of possession]

Samples where heat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • heat the house

(heat is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(... is a kind of heat ) heat by means of steam

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