hot

Hot is the opposite of cold. This could mean a hot day in July, a baseball team on a hot streak, or a hot bikini model.

Most meanings of hot have to do with heat: what makes us sweat. A stove can be red hot. Spicy food is hot, and newspapers used to be "hot off the presses" because the printing process actually warmed the paper. New things are often referred to as hot — like a hot new band. Stolen property is also called hot because you can't hold onto it too long or it will burn you — though perhaps not in the usual way.

Primary Meanings of hot

1.
adj
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
2.
adj
extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm
3.
adj
performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy
4.
adj
newest or most recent
5.
adj
recently stolen or smuggled
6.
adj
having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity
7.
adj
very unpleasant or even dangerous
Full Definitions of hot
1

adj 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”
Synonyms:
baking, baking hot
as hot as if in an oven
blistering, blistery
hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters
calefacient, warming
producing the sensation of heat when applied to the body
calefactive, calefactory
serving to heat
calorifacient
producing heat; usually used of foods
calorific
heat-generating
fervent, fervid
extremely hot
fiery, igneous
like or suggestive of fire
heatable
capable of becoming hot
heated, heated up, het, het up
made warm or hot (`het' is a dialectal variant of `heated')
hottish
somewhat hot
overheated
heated beyond a safe or desirable point
red-hot
glowing red with heat
scorching
hot and dry enough to burn or parch a surface
sizzling
hot enough to burn with or as if with a hissing sound
stifling, sulfurous, sulphurous, sultry
characterized by oppressive heat and humidity
sweltering, sweltry
excessively hot and humid or marked by sweating and faintness
thermal
caused by or designed to retain heat
torrid
extremely hot
tropic, tropical
of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics
white, white-hot
glowing white with heat
warm
having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat or imparting or maintaining heat
Antonyms:
cold
having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration
frozen
turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold
acold
of persons; feeling cold
algid
chilly
arctic, frigid, gelid, glacial, icy, polar
extremely cold
bleak, cutting, raw
unpleasantly cold and damp
chilly, parky
appreciably or disagreeably cold
crisp, frosty, nipping, nippy, snappy
pleasantly cold and invigorating
frigorific
causing cold; cooling or chilling
frore
very cold
frosty, rimed, rimy
covered with frost
heatless
without generating heat
ice-cold
as cold as ice
refrigerant, refrigerating
causing cooling or freezing
refrigerated
made or kept cold by refrigeration
shivery
cold enough to cause shivers
stone-cold
completely cold
unheated, unwarmed
not having been heated or warmed
cool
neither warm nor very cold; giving relief from heat
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adj producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves

hot salsa”
“jalapeno peppers are very hot
Synonyms:
spicy
tasty
pleasing to the sense of taste
2

adj 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”
Synonyms:
fiery, flaming
very intense
heated
marked by emotional heat; vehement
red-hot, sizzling
characterized by intense emotion or interest or excitement
sensual, sultry
sexually exciting or gratifying
torrid
emotionally charged and vigorously energetic
white-hot
intensely zealous or fervid
passionate
having or expressing strong emotions
Antonyms:
cold
extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion
emotionless, passionless
unmoved by feeling
frigid, frosty, frozen, glacial, icy, wintry
devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
passionless
not passionate
cool
psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike
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adj characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense

“the fighting became hot and heavy”
“a hot engagement”
Synonyms:
raging
violent
acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity

adj (color) bold and intense

hot pink”
Synonyms:
warm
(color) inducing the impression of warmth; used especially of reds and oranges and yellows

adj marked by excited activity

“a hot week on the stock market”
Synonyms:
active
characterized by energetic activity

adj sexually excited or exciting

“was hot for her”
hot pants”
Synonyms:
sexy
marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest

adj having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm

hot for travel”
Synonyms:
agog, eager
having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy

adj of a seeker; very near to the object sought

“you are hot
Synonyms:
close, near, nigh
not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
3

adj performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy

“a hot drummer”
“he's hot tonight”
Synonyms:
skilled
having or showing or requiring special skill

adj very fast; capable of quick response and great speed

“a hot sports car”
“got off to a hot start”
“in hot pursuit”
“a red- hot line drive”
Synonyms:
blistering, red-hot
fast
acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly

adj having or bringing unusually good luck

hot at craps”
“the dice are hot tonight”
Synonyms:
lucky
having or bringing good fortune

adj very good; often used in the negative

“he's hot at math but not so hot at history”
Synonyms:
good
having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified

adj very popular or successful

“one of the hot young talents”
“cabbage patch dolls were hot last season”
Synonyms:
popular
regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public
4

adj newest or most recent

“news hot off the press”
“red- hot information”
Synonyms:
red-hot
new
not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered

adj newly made

“a hot scent”
Synonyms:
fresh
recently made, produced, or harvested
5

adj recently stolen or smuggled

hot merchandise”
“a hot car”
Synonyms:
illegal
prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules

adj wanted by the police

“a hot suspect”
Synonyms:
wanted
desired or wished for or sought
6

adj having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity

hot fuel rods”
“a hot laboratory”
Synonyms:
radioactive
exhibiting or caused by radioactivity

adj charged or energized with electricity

“a hot wire”
Synonyms:
live
charged
of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of positive or negative electric charge
7

adj very unpleasant or even dangerous

“make it hot for him”
“in the hot seat”
“in hot water”
Synonyms:
unpleasant
disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings

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