What does HEAT mean?

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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"


  1. Heat(n.)

    (Zool.) Sexual excitement in animals; readiness for sexual activity; estrus or rut.

  2. Origin: [OE. hete, hte, AS. htu, hto, fr. ht hot; akin to OHG. heizi heat, Dan. hede, Sw. hetta. See Hot.]

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

  18. Origin: [OE. heten, AS. htan, fr. ht hot. See 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Heat

    hēt, n. that which excites the sensation of warmth: sensation of warmth: a heating: exposure to intense heat: a warm temperature: the warmest period, as the heat of the day: indication of warmth, flush, redness: vehemence, passion; sexual excitement, or its period, esp. of the female, corresponding to rut in the male: a single course in a race: animation.—v.t. to make hot: to agitate.—v.i. to become hot:—pr.p. heat′ing; pa.p. heat′ed.n. Heat′-ap′oplexy, sunstroke.—p.adj. Heat′ed.—ns. Heat′-en′gine, an engine which transforms heat into mechanical work; Heat′er, one who, or that which, heats: a piece of cast-iron heated and then placed in a hollow flat-iron, &c.—adjs. Heat′er-shaped, triangular, like the common heater; Heat′ing, causing or imparting heat.—ns. Heat′-spot, a spot on the surface of the body where a sensation of heat is felt; Heat′-ū′nit, amount of heat required to raise a pound of water one degree.—Latent heat, the quantity of heat absorbed when bodies pass from the solid into the liquid, or from the liquid into the gaseous, state; Mechanical equivalent of heat, the relation between heat and work—viz. the amount of molecular energy required to produce one heat-unit; Specific heat, the number of heat-units necessary to raise the unit of mass of a given substance one degree in temperature. [A.S. hǽto, heat, hát, hot; Ger. hitze.]

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.)

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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 for HEAT »

  1. eath, haet, hate, heta, Thea

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of HEAT in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of HEAT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of HEAT in a Sentence

  1. William Stromberg:

    We'll keep the heat on.

  2. Lawrence Peter Berra:

    It ain't the heat, it's the humility.

  3. Sean McBurney:

    I will take the heat from your bosses.

  4. Viviane Vargas:

    I can't live without them in this heat.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    Maybe the heat is getting to everybody.

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  • حرارةArabic
  • calorCatalan, Valencian
  • žár, říje, teplo, pálivý, ostrý, horko, vedro, pikantníCzech
  • runde, løbetid, varme, hedebølge, opvarmning, heat, hede, tænde, opvarmeDanish
  • Hitze, Wärmeenergie, Vorlauf, Lauf, Läufigkeit, Schärfe, Brunft, Brunst, Rolligkeit, Wärme, heiß machen, erhitzenGerman
  • [[προκριματικός]] [[αγώνας]], θερμότηταGreek
  • varmo, oestro, varmego, hejtiEsperanto
  • tira, picor, calor, eliminatoria, poli, emoción, brama, celo, onda de calor, ímpetu, cachondez, estro, vorágine, canícula, intensidad, bola rápida, picante, chota, empalago, calentar, cachondear, excitar, elevar la temperatura, estimular, caldearSpanish
  • گرمی, گرماPersian
  • tulisuus, kuumuus, helle, kiima, lämpö, karsintaerä, paine, lämpöenergia, kuumennus, painostus, juoksuaika, kiihko, kuumentaa, kiihottaa, paahtaa, lämmittääFinnish
  • riðilFaroese
  • rut, chaleur, artillerie, excitation, chauffe, flicaille, piquant, warm up, réchauffer, chauffer, échauffer, exciterFrench
  • clíth, adhall, teas, eachmairt, reithíocht, dáir, catachasIrish
  • teasaichScottish Gaelic
  • calor, quentarGalician
  • גל חום, חום, טמפרטורה, פיקנטיות, הלהיט, חימם, הדליקHebrew
  • गरमीHindi
  • tüzelés, hő, meleg, hőségHungarian
  • ջերմություն, տապ, տաքություն, շոգArmenian
  • calore, madama, pressione, caldo, foga, infornata, eliminatoria, colata, fervore, batteria, estro, pula, calura, impeto, scaldare, eccitare, riscaldareItalian
  • חוֹםHebrew
  • 熱, 暑いJapanese
  • გემიGeorgian
  • calor, oestrusLatin
  • HëtztLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • šiluma, kaitra, ruja, karštis, šildyti, kaitintiLithuanian
  • siltums, tveice, karstums, svelme, meklēšanās, sildītLatvian
  • whiringa, mahana, whakamahana, whakataoMāori
  • bahang, kepanasan, habaMalay
  • hitte, tochtig, loops, broeds, krols, pikantheid, warmte, opwarmen, verhitten, heet worden, opwinden, verwarmenDutch
  • hetetokt, varme, brunst, tenne, varme opp, opphisseNorwegian
  • calorOccitan
  • nagonka, afekt, ruja, klamka, gorąco, ciepło, rozgrzewka, żar, upał, psy, ferwor, cieczka, gnat, pikantność, spluwa, podniecić, podniecać, ogrzać, ogrzewać, podgrzewać, grzać, rozgrzać, rozgrzewać, podgrzaćPolish
  • تودوخيPashto, Pushto
  • pressão, picância, calor, eliminatória, cio, estro, bófia, fervor, esquentar, excitar, aquecerPortuguese
  • ruphayQuechua
  • calira, caleira, chalurRomansh
  • căldură, rutRomanian
  • жара́, тепло́, нака́л, острота́, нагре́в, пыл, теплота́, зной, те́чка, разогревать, возбуждать, нагревать, разогреть, нагреть, греть, возбудить, теплоRussian
  • calori, caloreSardinian
  • toplinaSerbo-Croatian
  • skupinaSlovene
  • nxehtësiAlbanian
  • hetta, värme, heat, löptid, värmeenergi, brunst, styrka, värmebölja, temperatur, runda, upphetsa, egga, tända, värmaSwedish
  • தகுதிச்சுற்றுTamil
  • కారము పుట్టుట, విద్యుత్చక్తి, ఉద్రేకమ, వేడిTelugu
  • теплоUkrainian
  • آنچ, گرمی, تپشUrdu
  • hit, hitükönVolapük

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