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Definition 1: 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 - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • hot stove
  • hot water
  • a hot August day
  • a hot stuffy room
  • she's hot and tired
  • a hot forehead

(hot is similar to ...) somewhat hot

(hot is similar to ...) heated beyond a safe or desirable point

"the child became overheated" "overheated metal"

(hot is similar to ...) glowing red with heat

(hot is similar to ...) hot and dry enough to burn or parch a surface

"scorching heat"

(hot is similar to ...) hot enough to burn with or as if with a hissing sound

"a sizzling steak" "a sizzling spell of weather"

(hot is similar to ...) characterized by oppressive heat and humidity

"the summer was sultry and oppressive" "the stifling atmosphere" "the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm"

(hot is similar to ...) excessively hot and humid or marked by sweating and faintness

"a sweltering room" "sweltering athletes"

(hot is similar to ...) caused by or designed to retain heat

"a thermal burn" "thermal underwear"

(hot is similar to ...) extremely hot and dry

"the torrid heat of the noonday sun"

(hot is similar to ...) glowing white with heat

"white flames" "a white-hot center of the fire"

(hot is similar to ...) made warm or hot (`het' is a dialectal variant of `heated')

"a heated swimming pool" "wiped his heated-up face with a large bandana" "he was all het up and sweaty"

(hot is similar to ...) capable of becoming hot

"the heatable tip of a soldering iron"

(hot is similar to ...) as hot as if in an oven

(hot is similar to ...) hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters

"blistering sun"

(hot is similar to ...) producing the sensation of heat when applied to the body

"a mustard plaster is calefacient"

(hot is similar to ...) serving to heat

"a heating pad is calefactory"

(hot is similar to ...) producing heat; usually used of foods

"calorifacient chili peppers"

(hot is similar to ...) heat-generating

"the calorific properties of fuels"

(hot is similar to ...) (archaic) extremely hot, burning, or glowing

"the fervent heat...merely communicated a genial warmth to their half-torpid systems" "set out...when the fervid heat subsides"

(hot is similar to ...) like or suggestive of fire

"a fiery desert wind" "an igneous desert atmosphere"

(hot is similar to ...) of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics

"tropical weather"

(means also ...) having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat or imparting or maintaining heat

"a warm body" "a warm room" "a warm climate" "a warm coat"

(... are attributes of hot) the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)

Definition 2: extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • a hot temper
  • a hot topic
  • a hot new book
  • a hot love affair
  • a hot argument

(hot is similar to ...) very intense

"a fiery temper" "flaming passions"

(hot is similar to ...) marked by emotional heat; vehement

"a heated argument"

(hot is similar to ...) characterized by intense emotion or interest or excitement

"a red-hot speech" "sizzling political issues"

(hot is similar to ...) sexually exciting or gratifying

"sensual excesses" "a sultry look" "a sultry dance"

(hot is similar to ...) emotionally charged and vigorously energetic

"a torrid dance" "torrid jazz bands" "hot trumpets and torrid rhythms"

(hot is similar to ...) intensely zealous or fervid

"fierce white-hot loyalty"

(means also ...) having or expressing strong emotions

(... are attributes of hot) emotional nature or quality

Definition 3: marked by excited activity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a hot week on the stock market

(hot is similar to ...) characterized by energetic activity

"an active toddler" "active as a gazelle" "an active man is a man of action"

(hot is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 4: charged or energized with electricity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a hot wire
  • a live wire

Synonyms for hot in the sense of this definition

(hot is similar to ...) of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of positive or negative electric charge

"charged particles" "a charged battery"

(hot belongs to category ...) a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons

Definition 5: having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • hot for travel

(hot is similar to ...) having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy

"eager to learn" "eager to travel abroad" "eager for success" "eager helpers" "an eager look"

Definition 6: very fast; capable of quick response and great speed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a hot sports car
  • a blistering pace
  • got off to a hot start
  • in hot pursuit
  • a red-hot line drive

Synonyms for hot in the sense of this definition

(hot is similar to ...) acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly

"fast film" "on the fast track in school" "set a fast pace" "a fast car"

Definition 7: newly made - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a hot scent

(hot is similar to ...) recently made, produced, or harvested

"fresh bread" "a fresh scent" "fresh lettuce"

Definition 8: very good; often used in the negative - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • he's hot at math but not so hot at history

(hot is similar to ...) having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified

"good news from the hospital" "a good report card" "when she was good she was very very good" "a good knife is one good for cutting" "this stump will make a good picnic table" "a good check" "a good joke" "a good exterior paint" "a good secretary" "a good dress for the office"

Definition 9: recently stolen or smuggled - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • hot merchandise
  • a hot car

(hot is similar to ...) prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules

"an illegal chess move"

(hot is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 10: having or bringing unusually good luck - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • hot at craps
  • the dice are hot tonight

(hot is similar to ...) having or bringing good fortune

"my lucky day" "a lucky man"

Definition 11: of a seeker; very near to the object sought - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • you are hot

(hot is similar to ...) not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances

"near neighbors" "in the near future" "they are near equals" "his nearest approach to success" "a very near thing" "a near hit by the bomb" "she was near tears" "she was close to tears" "had a close call"

Definition 12: newest or most recent - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • news hot off the press
  • red-hot information

Synonyms for hot in the sense of this definition

(hot is similar to ...) not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered

"a new law" "new cars" "a new comet" "a new friend" "a new year" "the New World"

Definition 13: very popular or successful - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • one of the hot young talents
  • cabbage patch dolls were hot last season

(hot is similar to ...) regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public

"a popular tourist attraction" "a popular girl" "cabbage patch dolls are no longer popular"

(hot is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 14: having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • hot fuel rods
  • a hot laboratory

(hot is similar to ...) exhibiting or caused by radioactivity

"radioactive isotope" "radioactive decay" "radioactive fallout"

Definition 15: sexually excited or exciting - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • was hot for her
  • hot pants

(hot is similar to ...) marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest

"feeling sexy" "sexy clothes" "sexy poses" "a sexy book" "sexy jokes"

Definition 16: performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a hot drummer
  • he's hot tonight

(hot is similar to ...) having or showing or requiring special skill

"only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team" "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience" "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow" "a skilled trade"

(hot is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 17: producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • hot salsa
  • jalapeno peppers are very hot
  • a spicy sauce
  • I like my chili extra spicy

Synonyms for hot in the sense of this definition

(hot is similar to ...) pleasing to the sense of taste

"a tasty morsel"

Definition 18: very unpleasant or even dangerous - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • make it hot for him
  • in the hot seat
  • in hot water

(hot is similar to ...) offensive or disagreeable; causing discomfort or unhappiness

"an unpleasant personality" "unpleasant repercussions" "unpleasant odors"

Definition 19: characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • the fighting became hot and heavy
  • a hot engagement
  • a raging battle
  • the river became a raging torrent

Synonyms for hot in the sense of this definition

(hot is similar to ...) acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity

"a violent attack" "a violent person" "violent feelings" "a violent rage" "felt a violent dislike"

Definition 20: wanted by the police - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a hot suspect

(hot is similar to ...) desired or wished for or sought

"couldn't keep her eyes off the wanted toy" "a wanted criminal" "a wanted poster"

Definition 21: (color) bold and intense - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • hot pink

(hot is similar to ...) inducing the impression of warmth; used especially of reds and oranges and yellows when referring to color

"warm reds and yellows and orange"

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