What does hot air mean?

Definitions for hot air

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hot air.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hot air(noun)

    air that has been heated and tends to rise

  2. palaver, hot air, empty words, empty talk, rhetoric(noun)

    loud and confused and empty talk

    "mere rhetoric"


  1. hot air(Noun)

    Air that has been heated, especially so as to function as the lifting agent of a hot-air balloon.

  2. hot air(Noun)

    Empty, confused or exaggerated talk having no meaning or substance.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hot air in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hot air in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. O. Henry, "A Ruler of Men.":

    A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.

  2. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie:

    When you're sitting in the subcommittee just blowing hot air about this, you can say things like that.

  3. Vanna Bonta:

    Hot air expands, and seriously pompous attitude is the inflation of choice by those lacking substance.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    That's just hot air. That's bluster. That's not serious, there's another word for it that starts with a 'b' - it's baloney.

  5. Sun Qin:

    The merger of SNPTC and CPI is not hot air - the State Council has not yet formally approved it but the two sides intend to go through with it - but other mergers haven't been put on the agenda yet.

Images & Illustrations of hot air

Translations for hot air

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Geschwafel, heiße LuftGerman
  • αερολογίεςGreek
  • [[turha]] [[puhe]], [[kuuma]] [[ilma]], [[tyhjä]] [[puhe]], höpötys, hölynpölyFinnish
  • ventFrench
  • דברי הבל, אוויר חםHebrew
  • aria fritta, fuffaItalian
  • tomma ord, snack, varmluftSwedish

Get even more translations for hot air »


Find a translation for the hot air definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these hot air definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"hot air." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 17 Oct. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/hot air>.

Are we missing a good definition for hot air? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for hot air:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.