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Adjective: hot (hotter,hottest)  hót
  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
    "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead"
  2. Producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves
    "hot salsa"; "jalapeño peppers are very hot";
    - spicy
  3. (extended meanings, especially of psychological heat) marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm
    "a hot temper"; "a hot topic"; "a hot new book"; "a hot love affair"; "a hot argument"
  4. [informal] Characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
    "the fighting became hot and heavy"; "a hot engagement";
    - raging
  5. [informal] Having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm
    "hot for travel"
  6. [informal] Marked by excited activity
    "a hot week on the stock market"
  7. (colour) bold and intense
    "hot pink"
  8. 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
  9. [informal] Performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy
    "a hot drummer"; "he's hot tonight"
  10. [informal] Very popular or successful
    "one of the hot young talents"; "cabbage patch dolls were hot last season"
  11. Very unpleasant or even dangerous
    "make it hot for him"; "in the hot seat"; "in hot water"
  12. Newest or most recent
    "news hot off the press"; "red-hot information";
    - red-hot
  13. [informal] Having or bringing unusually good luck
    "hot at craps"; "the dice are hot tonight"
  14. [informal] Very good; often used in the negative
    "he's hot at maths but not so hot at history"
  15. Made recently
    "a hot scent"
  16. [informal] Of a seeker; very near to the object sought
    "you are hot"
  17. [informal] Having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity
    "hot fuel rods"; "a hot laboratory"
  18. [informal] (electricity) charged or energized with electricity
    "a hot wire";
    - live
  19. [informal] Wanted by the police
    "a hot suspect"
  20. [informal] Recently stolen or smuggled
    "hot merchandise"; "a hot car"
  21. [informal] Sexually excited or exciting
    "was hot for her"; "hot pants"
  22. [informal] Sexually attractive
    "our new lecturer is hot";
    - sexy [informal], lush [Brit, informal], dishy [Brit, informal], tasty [Brit, informal], smoking [informal], yummy [informal]

Derived forms: hotter, hottest

See also: active, babelicious [N. Amer, informal], baking, baking hot, beddable [informal], big, blistering, blistery, bootylicious [US, informal], calefacient, calefactive, calefactory, calorifacient, calorific, charged, close, eager, emotionalism, emotionality, fast, fervent [archaic], fervid [archaic], fiery, flaming, foxy [informal], fresh, good, heatable, heated, heated up, het [UK, dialect], het up [UK, dialect], hottish, hunky [informal], igneous, illegal, juicy [informal], keen, lucky, luscious [informal], near, new, nigh, overheated, passionate, popular, radioactive, red-hot, scorching, sensual, sexy [informal], sizzling, skilled, stifling, sulfurous [N. Amer], sulphureous [Brit], sulphurous [Brit, Cdn], sultry, sweltering, sweltry, tasty, temperature, thermal, toothsome [informal], torrid, tropic, tropical, unpleasant, violent, voluptuous, wanted, warm, warming, white, white-hot

Antonym: cold

Encyclopedia: Hot, Hot