What does hot mean?

Definitions for hot

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hotadjective

    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. hot, ragingadjective

    characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense

    "the fighting became hot and heavy"; "a hot engagement"; "a raging battle"; "the river became a raging torrent"

  3. hotadjective

    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. hotadjective

    (color) bold and intense

    "hot pink"

  5. hotadjective

    sexually excited or exciting

    "was hot for her"; "hot pants"

  6. hotadjective

    recently stolen or smuggled

    "hot merchandise"; "a hot car"

  7. blistering, hot, red-hotadjective

    very fast; capable of quick response and great speed

    "a hot sports car"; "a blistering pace"; "got off to a hot start"; "in hot pursuit"; "a red-hot line drive"

  8. hotadjective

    wanted by the police

    "a hot suspect"

  9. hot, spicyadjective

    producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves

    "hot salsa"; "jalapeno peppers are very hot"

  10. hotadjective

    performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy

    "a hot drummer"; "he's hot tonight"

  11. hotadjective

    very popular or successful

    "one of the hot young talents"; "cabbage patch dolls were hot last season"

  12. hotadjective

    very unpleasant or even dangerous

    "make it hot for him"; "in the hot seat"; "in hot water"

  13. hot, red-hotadjective

    newest or most recent

    "news hot off the press"; "red-hot information"

  14. hotadjective

    having or bringing unusually good luck

    "hot at craps"; "the dice are hot tonight"

  15. hotadjective

    very good; often used in the negative

    "he's hot at math but not so hot at history"

  16. hotadjective

    newly made

    "a hot scent"

  17. hotadjective

    having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm

    "hot for travel"

  18. hotadjective

    of a seeker; very near to the object sought

    "you are hot"

  19. hotadjective

    having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity

    "hot fuel rods"; "a hot laboratory"

  20. hot, liveadjective

    charged or energized with electricity

    "a hot wire"; "a live wire"

  21. hotadjective

    marked by excited activity

    "a hot week on the stock market"


  1. hotverb

    To heat, or to become hot

  2. hotverb

    To become lively or exciting

  3. hotadjective

    Of an object, having a high temperature.

    He forgot the frying pan was hot, and dropped it suddenly.

  4. hotadjective

    Of the weather, causing the air to be hot.

  5. hotadjective

    Of a person or animal, feeling the sensation of heat, especially to the point of discomfort.

  6. hotadjective


  7. hotadjective

    Of food, spicy.

    Before moving to India, I never ate hot food. The Indians love spicy food.

  8. hotadjective

    Very good, remarkable, exciting.

    He's a hot young player, we should give him a trial.

  9. hotadjective


    hot merchandise

  10. hotadjective

    Electrically charged

    a hot wire

  11. hotadjective


  12. hotadjective

    Of a person, very physically or sexually attractive.

    That girl is hot!

  13. hotadjective

    Sexual; involving sexual intercourse or sexual excitement.

  14. hotadjective

    Popular; in demand.

    His new pickup is hot!

  15. hotadjective

    Very close to finding or guessing something to be found or guessed.

    Am I warm yet? uE00014463uE001 You're hot!

  16. hotadjective

    Performing strongly; having repeated successes

  17. hotadjective

    Fresh; just released

  18. hotadjective

    Uncomfortable, difficult to deal with; awkward, dangerous, unpleasant.

  19. hotadjective


Webster Dictionary

  1. Hot

    of Hight

  2. Hot

    imp. & p. p. of Hote

  3. Hot

    having much sensible heat; exciting the feeling of warmth in a great degree; very warm; -- opposed to cold, and exceeding warm in degree; as, a hot stove; hot water or air

  4. Hot

    characterized by heat, ardor, or animation; easily excited; firely; vehement; passionate; violent; eager

  5. Hot

    lustful; lewd; lecherous

  6. Hot

    acrid; biting; pungent; as, hot as mustard

  7. Hot

    of Hote

  8. Hot

    of Hote


  1. Hot

    Hot is the debut album by British pop singer Melanie B, who is a member of the Spice Girls.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hot

    hot, adj. having heat: very warm: fiery: pungent: animated: ardent in temper: fervent: vehement: violent: passionate: lustful.—adj. Hot′-and-hot′, of food cooked and served up at once in hot dishes.—ns. Hot′bed, a glass-covered bed heated for bringing forward plants rapidly: any place favourable to rapid growth or development, as 'a hotbed of vice,' &c.; Hot′blast, a blast of heated air blown into a furnace to raise the heat.—adjs. Hot′-blood′ed, having hot blood: high-spirited: irritable; Hot′-brained, hot-headed, rash and violent.—n. Hot′-cock′les, an old game in which a person is blindfolded, and being struck, guesses who strikes him; Hot′-flue, a drying-room.—adj. Hot′-head′ed, hot in the head: having warm passions: violent: impetuous.—n. Hot′-house, a house kept hot for the rearing of tender plants: any heated chamber or drying-room, esp. that where pottery is placed before going into the kiln: (Shak.) a brothel.—adv. Hot′ly.—adj. Hot′-mouthed, headstrong.—n. Hot′ness; Hot′-pot, a dish of chopped mutton seasoned and stewed with sliced potatoes.—v.t. Hot′press, to press paper, &c., between hot plates to produce a glossy surface.—adjs. Hot′-short, brittle when heated; Hot′-spir′ited, having a fiery spirit.—n., one pressing his steed with spurs as in hot haste: a violent, rash man.—adj. Hot′-tem′pered, having a quick temper.—ns. Hot′-trod, the hot pursuit in old Border forays; Hot′-wall, a wall enclosing passages for hot air, affording warmth to fruit-trees trained against it, when needed; Hot′-well, in a condensing engine, a reservoir for the warm water drawn off from the condenser.—Hot coppers (see Copper); Hot cross-buns (see Cross); Hot foot, with speed, fast; In hot water, in a state of trouble or anxiety; Make a place too hot to hold a person, to make it impossible for him to stay there. [A.S. hát; Ger. heiss, Sw. het.]

  2. Hot

    hot, Hote, hōt (Spens.) named, called. [Pa.t. and pa.p. of hight.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. hotadjective

    Something that’s really good, a must have or highly talked about item. i.e. that song is hot

  2. hotadjective

    Something that has been stolen. "Is that car hot?"

  3. hotadjective

    Something that is extremely good looking or fast. "That car is hot!"

  4. hotadjective

    Something extremly trendy or in style. "Yo, those shoes are HOT"

  5. hotadjective

    Someone who cooperates with police or d.a. "Dont talk to that dude, I heard he's HOT"

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hot' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1191

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hot' in Written Corpus Frequency: #840

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hot' in Adjectives Frequency: #131

Anagrams for hot »

  1. tho, tho', thô

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hot in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of hot in a Sentence

  1. Amalia Deloney:

    I ’m Amalia Deloney. I love Charlotte. Like most people, I want to feel like this is home and I belong. And in so many ways I do, which is why it was so shocking and disturbing when I saw the statues in front of Hot Taco because it’s completely antithetical to my entire experience in Charlotte.

  2. Samantha Heller:

    To maximize the health benefits of cocoa, you can make your own hot cocoa by using unsweetened cocoa powder.

  3. Mauro Guillén:

    This is devastating news for them, google employees aren't going to be going to the hot dog place around the corner, shopping or taking public transportation. That is really bad for those neighborhoods and areas where Googlers would commute.

  4. Barack Obama:

    Everybody wants to work in this White House, we are a hot country. This is a hot White House. We are a White House that people want to work with.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Every time you warm yourself in front of a hot coal stove, remember the coal miners in the cold dark corridors and pray for them!

Images & Illustrations of hot

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