a situation that is ideal for rapid development (especially of something bad)
"it was a hotbed of vice"
a bed of earth covered with glass and heated by rotting manure to promote the growth of plants
a low bed of earth covered with glass, and heated with rotting manure; used for the germination of seeds and the growth of tender plants. A hotbed works as a miniature hothouse, i.e. greenhouse.
an environment that is ideal for the growth or development of something, especially of something undesirable
Origin: From hot + bed.
a bed of earth heated by fermenting manure or other substances, and covered with glass, intended for raising early plants, or for nourishing exotics
a place which favors rapid growth or development; as, a hotbed of sedition
The numerical value of hotbed in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of hotbed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Minnesota is a real hotbed for returning waterfowl.
We have a lot of pride in playing for our country, being able to be part of something special as this, especially in a hockey hotbed like Toronto, I think it'll all come together and be a great tournament.
I do n’t blame media for doing what they do ; we have to react to it and I think we have reacted to it pretty sensibly, particularly in the creation of an independent commission to look at it, i think it will settle down. Frequently before any championship, there is a sort of seething hotbed of discussion and rumor and then the sport starts. I think it might well be that tomorrow morning's marathon will be quite wonderful.
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