Adjective: hot (hotter,hottest) hót
- 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
"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
"the fighting became hot and heavy"; "a hot engagement";
- Marked by intensity or vehemence, esp. of passion or enthusiasm
"a hot temper"; "a hot topic"; "a hot new book"; "a hot love affair"; "a hot argument"
- (colour) bold and intense
- Sexually excited or exciting
"was hot for her"; "hot pants"
- Recently stolen or smuggled
"hot merchandise"; "a hot car"
- Very fast; capable of quick response and great speed
"a hot sports car"; "got off to a hot start"; "in hot pursuit"; "a red-hot line drive";
- blistering, red-hot
- Wanted by the police
"a hot suspect"
- Producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves
"jalapeño peppers are very hot"; "hot salsa";
- Performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy
"a hot drummer"; "he's hot tonight"
- Very popular or successful
"one of the hot young talents"; "cabbage patch dolls were hot last season"
- Very unpleasant or even dangerous
"make it hot for him"; "in the hot seat"; "in hot water"
- Newest or most recent
"news hot off the press"; "red-hot information";
- Having or bringing unusually good luck
"hot at craps"; "the dice are hot tonight"
- Very good; often used in the negative
"he's hot at maths but not so hot at history"
- Newly made
"a hot scent"
- Having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm
"hot for travel"
- Of a seeker; very near to the object sought
"you are hot"
- Having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity
"hot fuel rods"; "a hot laboratory"
- (electricity) charged or energized with electricity
"a hot wire";
- Marked by excited activity
"a hot week on the stock market"
- [Brit] Sexually attractive
"a hot blonde";
- dishy [Brit], tasty [Brit], smoking [Brit]
Derived forms: hotter, hottest
See also: active, baking, baking hot, beautiful, big, blistering, blistery, calefacient, calefactive, calefactory, calorifacient, calorific, charged, close, eager, emotionalism, emotionality, fast, fervent, fervid, fiery, flaming, fresh, good, heatable, heated, heated up, het, het up, hottish, igneous, illegal, keen, lucky, near, new, nigh, overheated, passionate, popular, radioactive, red-hot, scorching, sensual, sexy, sizzling, skilled, stifling, sulfurous [N. Amer], sulphureous [Brit], sulphurous [Brit, Cdn], sultry, sweltering, sweltry, tasty, temperature, thermal, torrid, tropic, tropical, unpleasant, violent, wanted, warm, warming, white, white-hot
Encyclopedia: Hot, Flat, and Crowded