What does hothouse mean?

Definitions for hothouse
ˈhɒtˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪzhot·house

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conservatory, hothouse, indoor gardennoun

    a greenhouse in which plants are arranged in a pleasing manner


  1. hothousenoun

    A heated greenhouse.

  2. hothousenoun

    An environment in which growth or development is encouraged; a hotbed.

  3. hothousenoun

    A bagnio, or bathing house; a brothel.

  4. hothousenoun

    A heated room for drying greenware.

  5. hothouseverb

    To provide with an enriched environment with the aim of stimulating academic development.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Hothousenoun

    Etymology: hot and house.

    Now she professes a hothouse, which, I think, is a very ill house too. William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.

    Where lately harbour’d many a famous whore,
    A purging bill, now fix’d upon the door,
    Tells you it is a hothouse; so it may,
    And still be a whorehouse: th’ are synonyma. Ben Jonson.


  1. hothouse

    A hothouse is a heated structure, often a glasshouse or greenhouse, used for growing plants that need a lot of heat and humidity, possibly for year-round cultivation or for propagating and nurturing tender plants that cannot withstand colder climates.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hothousenoun

    a house kept warm to shelter tender plants and shrubs from the cold air; a place in which the plants of warmer climates may be reared, and fruits ripened

  2. Hothousenoun

    a bagnio, or bathing house

  3. Hothousenoun

    a brothel; a bagnio

  4. Hothousenoun

    a heated room for drying green ware


  1. Hothouse

    Hothouse is a 1962 award-winning fantasy/science fiction novel by British author Brian Aldiss, composed of 5 novelettes that were originally serialized in a magazine. In the US, an abridged version was published as The Long Afternoon of Earth; the full version was not published there until 1976. Five of the stories which make up the novel, which were published separately in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in 1961, were collectively awarded the 1962 Hugo Award for Best Short Fiction.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hothouse in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hothouse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of hothouse in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    Well, what is true is that the ability of Republican leaders to rile up their base -- helped along by folks like Rush Limbaugh and some commentators on Fox News -- I think created an environment in which Republican voters would punish Republicans from cooperating with me, that hothouse of back-and-forth arguments and really sharp partisanship I think has been harmful to the country.

  2. Michael Way:

    Our hypothesis is that Venus may have had a stable climate for billions of years. It is possible that the near-global resurfacing event is responsible for its transformation from an Earth-like climate to the hellish hothouse we see today.

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    lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
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