Definitions for heathit

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the condition or quality of being hot; the state of a body having or generating a high degree of warmth.

  2. degree of hotness; temperature:

    moderate heat.

  3. the sensation of warmth or hotness.

  4. a bodily temperature higher than normal.

  5. a source of heat, as a stove burner or furnace.

  6. added or external energy that causes a rise in temperature, expansion, or other physical change.

    Category: Physics

  7. Physics.a nonmechanical energy transfer between regions of different temperature, as between a system and its surroundings or between two parts of the same system.

    Category: Physics

    Ref: Symbol: Q 3 4

  8. hot weather or climate.

  9. a period of hot weather.

  10. sharp, pungent flavor; spiciness.

    Category: Cooking

  11. warmth or intensity of feeling; vehemence; passion.

  12. maximum intensity in an activity or condition; height:

    the heat of battle; the heat of passion.

  13. tension or strain, as from the pressure of events:

    in the heat of a hasty departure.

  14. Slang. pursuit or investigation by the police. intensified or coercive pressure: censure; blame; hostile response. the police. a firearm; gun.

    to put the heat on someone.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  15. a single intense effort or operation:

    The painting was finished at a heat.

  16. 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.

    Category: Sport

  17. 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.

    Category: Metallurgy

  18. sexual receptiveness in animals, esp. females. the period or duration of such receptiveness:

    to be in heat.

    Category: Zoology

  19. an indication of high temperature, as by the color or condition of something.

  20. (v.t.)to make hot or warm (often fol. by up).

  21. to excite emotionally; inflame; rouse.

  22. (v.i.)to become hot or warm (often fol. by up).

  23. to become excited emotionally.

  24. heat up, to increase or become more active or intense.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Verb Phrase

Origin of heat:

bef. 900; ME hete, OE hǣtu, c. OFris, MD hēte, OHG heizī; n. der. from base of hot


Princeton's WordNet

  1. heat, heat energy(noun)

    a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature

  2. hotness, heat, high temperature(noun)

    the presence of heat

  3. heat, warmth(noun)

    the sensation caused by heat energy

  4. heat, warmth, passion(noun)

    the trait of being intensely emotional

  5. estrus, oestrus, heat, rut(noun)

    applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity

  6. heat(noun)

    a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race

  7. heating system, heating plant, heating, heat(verb)

    utility to warm a building

    "the heating system wasn't working"; "they have radiant heating"

  8. heat, heat up(verb)

    make hot or hotter

    "the sun heats the oceans"; "heat the water on the stove"

  9. heat(verb)

    provide with heat

    "heat the house"

  10. inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire up(verb)

    arouse or excite feelings and passions

    "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"

  11. heat, hot up, heat up(verb)

    gain heat or get hot

    "The room heated up quickly"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. heat(noun)hit

    the quality of being hot, or how hot sth is

    the heat coming from the radiator; the heat of the sun; Turn up the heat to 450; °.; Cook over a low/medium/high heat.

  2. heathit

    the system that keeps a building or room warm

    Can you turn the heat up?; a building without heat

  3. heathit

    pressure to do sth

    This win takes the heat off the team for a while.

  4. heathit

    to deal well with pressure or criticism

    He took a lot of heat for his boss's crazy idea.

  5. heathit

    (of a female animal) ready to mate

  6. heathit

    in heat

  7. heat(verb)hit

    to make warm or hot

    Heat the milk.; people who are too poor to heat their homes

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heat(noun)

    a force in nature which is recognized in various effects, but especially in the phenomena of fusion and evaporation, and which, as manifested in fire, the sun's rays, mechanical action, chemical combination, etc., becomes directly known to us through the sense of feeling. In its nature heat is a mode if motion, being in general a form of molecular disturbance or vibration. It was formerly supposed to be a subtile, imponderable fluid, to which was given the name caloric

  2. Heat(noun)

    the sensation caused by the force or influence of heat when excessive, or above that which is normal to the human body; the bodily feeling experienced on exposure to fire, the sun's rays, etc.; the reverse of cold

  3. Heat(noun)

    high temperature, as distinguished from low temperature, or cold; as, the heat of summer and the cold of winter; heat of the skin or body in fever, etc

  4. Heat(noun)

    indication of high temperature; appearance, condition, or color of a body, as indicating its temperature; redness; high color; flush; degree of temperature to which something is heated, as indicated by appearance, condition, or otherwise

  5. Heat(noun)

    a single complete operation of heating, as at a forge or in a furnace; as, to make a horseshoe in a certain number of heats

  6. Heat(noun)

    a violent action unintermitted; a single effort; a single course in a race that consists of two or more courses; as, he won two heats out of three

  7. Heat(noun)

    utmost violence; rage; vehemence; as, the heat of battle or party

  8. Heat(noun)

    agitation of mind; inflammation or excitement; exasperation

  9. Heat(noun)

    animation, as in discourse; ardor; fervency

  10. Heat(noun)

    sexual excitement in animals

  11. Heat(noun)


  12. Heat(verb)

    to make hot; to communicate heat to, or cause to grow warm; as, to heat an oven or furnace, an iron, or the like

  13. Heat(verb)

    to excite or make hot by action or emotion; to make feverish

  14. Heat(verb)

    to excite ardor in; to rouse to action; to excite to excess; to inflame, as the passions

  15. Heat(verb)

    to grow warm or hot by the action of fire or friction, etc., or the communication of heat; as, the iron or the water heats slowly

  16. Heat(verb)

    to grow warm or hot by fermentation, or the development of heat by chemical action; as, green hay heats in a mow, and manure in the dunghill

  17. Heat

    heated; as, the iron though heat red-hot


  1. Heat

    In physics and chemistry, heat is energy transferred from one body to another by thermal interactions. The transfer of energy can occur in a variety of ways, among them conduction, radiation, and convection. Heat is not a property of a system or body, but instead is always associated with a process of some kind, and is synonymous with heat flow and heat transfer. Heat flow from hotter to colder systems occurs spontaneously, and is always accompanied by an increase in entropy. In a heat engine, internal energy of bodies is harnessed to provide useful work. The second law of thermodynamics states the principle that heat cannot flow directly from cold to hot systems, but with the aid of a heat pump external work can be used to transport internal energy indirectly from a cold to a hot body. Transfers of energy as heat are macroscopic processes. The origin and properties of heat can be understood through the statistical mechanics of microscopic constituents such as molecules and photons. For instance, heat flow can occur when the rapidly vibrating molecules in a high temperature body transfer some of their energy to the more slowly vibrating molecules in a lower temperature body.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Heat

    A form of kinetic energy, due to a confused oscillatory movement of the molecules of a body. Heat is not motion, as a heated body does not change its place; it is not momentum, but it is the energy of motion. If the quantity of molecular motion is doubled the momentum of the molecules is also doubled, but the molecular mechanical energy or heat is quadrupled. As a form of energy it is measured by thermal units. The calorie is the most important, and unfortunately the same term applies to two units, the gram-degree C. and the kilogram-degree C. (See Calorie.) Calories are determined by a calorimeter, q. v. Independent of quantity of heat a body may be hotter or colder. Thermometers are used to determine its temperature. Heat is transmitted by conduction, a body conducting it slowly for some distance through its own substance. Bodies vary greatly in their conductivity for heat. It is also transmitted by convection of gases or liquids, when the heated molecules traveling through the mass impart their heat to other parts. Finally it is transmitted by ether waves with probably the speed of light. This mode of transmission and the phenomena of it were attributed to radiant heat. As a scientific term this is now dropped by many scientists. This practice very properly restricts the term "heat" to kinetic molecular motion. The mechanical equivalent of heat is the number of units of work which the energy of one unit quantity of heat represents. (See Equivalents, Mechanical and Physical.)

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'heat' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1947

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'heat' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2331

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'heat' in Nouns Frequency: #847

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'heat' in Verbs Frequency: #969

Anagrams of heat

  1. eath, haet, hate, heta, Thea

Translations for heat

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the amount of hotness (of something), especially of things which are very hot

Test the heat of the water before you bath the baby.

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