hot: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hot), [key]
— adj., adv., v., n. hot•ter, hot•test, hot•ted, hot•ting,
- having or giving off heat; having a high temperature: a hot fire; hot coffee.
- having or causing a sensation of great bodily heat; attended with or producing such a sensation: He was hot with fever.
- creating a burning sensation, as on the skin or in the throat: This ointment is hot, so apply it sparingly.
- sharply peppery or pungent: Is this mustard hot?
- having or showing intense or violent feeling; ardent; fervent; vehement; excited: a hot temper.
- having a strong enthusiasm; eager: a hot baseball fan.
- sexually aroused; lustful.
- sexy; attractive.
- violent, furious, or intense: the hottest battle of the war.
- strong or fresh, as a scent or trail.
- absolutely new; fresh: a dozen new mystery stories hot from the press.
- requiring immediate delivery or correspondence; demanding priority:a.m. tomorrow, or we'll lose the contract. The hot freight must be delivered by 10:00
- skillful in a reckless or daring way: a hot pilot.
- following very closely; close: to be hot on the trail of a thief.
- (of colors) extremely intense: hot pink.
- popular and commercially successful; in demand; marketable: The Beatles were a hot group in the 1960s.
- extremely lucky, good, or favorable: A poker player has to have a hot hand to win the pot.
- (in sports and games) playing well or winningly; scoring effectively: a hot pitcher.
- funny; absurd: That's a hot one!
- close to the object or answer that is being sought.
- extremely exciting or interesting; sensational or scandalous: a hot news story.
- (of music) emotionally intense, propulsive, and marked by aggressive attack and warm, full tone.
- (of a musician) skilled in playing hot jazz.
- (of a vehicle) capable of attaining extremely high speeds: a hot new jet plane.
- a hot diamond necklace.
- stolen recently or otherwise illegal and dangerous to possess:a hot diamond necklace.
- wanted by the police.
- in the mood to perform exceedingly well, or rapidly, as during a burst of creative work: Finish writing that story while you're still hot.
- actively conducting an electric current or containing a high voltage: a hot wire.
- of, pertaining to, or noting radioactivity.
- noting any process involving plastic deformation of a metal at a temperature high enough to permit recrystallization due to the strain: hot working.
- (in sports and games) to become very effective or successful; score or win repeatedly or easily.
- excited, aroused, or flustered: This mistake isn't worth getting hot and bothered about.
- See(def. 16).
- to make something unpleasant for; cause trouble for: Ever since their argument the principal has been making it hot for the new teacher.
- in a hot manner; hotly.
- while hot: Garnish the potatoes with parsley and serve hot.
- at a temperature high enough to permit recrystallization: The wire was drawn hot.
- in an intense, vehement, or passionate manner: They argued hot and heavy for 20 minutes.
- to heat; warm (usually fol. by up).
- intense sexual desire or attraction.
- hot (Thesaurus)