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Webster 1913 Edition


Hot

Hot

,
imp.
&
p.
p.
of
Hote
.
[Obs.]
Spenser.

Hot

,
Adj.
[
Com
par.
Hotter
;
sup
erl.
Hottest
.]
[OE.
hot
,
hat
, AS.
hāt
; akin to OS.
hēt
, D.
heet
, OHG.
heiz
, G.
heiss
, Icel.
heitr
, Sw.
het
, Dan.
heed
,
hed
; cf. Goth.
heitō
fever,
hais
torch. Cf.
Heat
.]
1.
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.
“A hotvenison pasty.”
Shak.
2.
Characterized by heat, ardor, or animation; easily excited; firely; vehement; passionate; violent; eager.
Achilles is impatient,
hot
, and revengeful.
Dryden.
There was mouthing in
hot
haste.
Byron.
3.
Lustful; lewd; lecherous.
Shak.
4.
Acrid; biting; pungent;
as,
hot
as mustard
.
Syn. – Burning; fiery; fervid; glowing; eager; animated; brisk; vehement; precipitate; violent; furious; ardent; fervent; impetuous; irascible; passionate; hasty; excitable.

Webster 1828 Edition


Hot

HOT

, a.
1.
Having sensible heat; opposed to cold; as a hot stove or fire; a hot cloth; hot liquors. Hot expresses more than warm.
2.
Ardent in temper; easily excited or exasperated; vehement.
Achilles is impatient, hot and revengeful.
3.
Violent; furious; as a hot engagement or assault.
4.
Eager; animated;; brisk; keen; as a hot pursuit, or a person hot in a pursuit.
5.
Lustful; lewd.
6.
Acrid; biting; stimulating; pungent; as hot as mustard or pepper.

Definition 2022


Hot

Hot

See also: hot, HOT, hót, hôt, hớt, hột, and hoț

Central Franconian

Alternative forms

  • Hut (southern Moselle Franconian)

Noun

Hot m (plural Höt or Heet, diminutive Hötche or Heetche)

  1. (Ripuarian, northern Moselle Franconian) hat
    Mat et jot, ich schweng’ der Hot!
    Take care, I’m taking my hat off! (A common informal good-bye)

Usage notes

  • The forms Höt; Hötche are Ripuarian. The forms Heet; Heetche are Moselle Franconian.

hot

hot

See also: Hot, HOT, hót, hôt, hớt, hột, and hoț

English

Alternative forms

  • (physically attractive): hawt (slang, especially Internet), hott (slang, especially Internet)

Adjective

hot (comparative hotter, superlative hottest)

  1. (of an object) Having a high temperature.
    He forgot the frying pan was hot, and dropped it suddenly.
    • 1977, Agatha Christie, An Autobiography, Part II, chapter4:
      There was also hairdressing: hairdressing, too, really was hairdressing in those times — no running a comb through it and that was that. It was curled, frizzed, waved, put in curlers overnight, waved with hot tongs; [].
  2. (of the weather) Causing the air to be hot.
    It is too hot to be outside. It is hotter in summer than in winter.
  3. (of a person or animal) Feeling the sensation of heat, especially to the point of discomfort.
    I was so hot from being in the sun too long. Aren't you hot with that thick coat on?
  4. (of a temper) Easily provoked to anger.
    Be careful, he has a hot temper and may take it out on you.
  5. Feverish.
  6. (of food) Spicy.
    Before moving to India, I never ate hot food. The Indians love spicy food.
  7. (informal) Very good, remarkable, exciting. [from the 19thc.]
    He's a hot young player, we should give him a trial.
  8. Stolen. [from the 20thc.]
    hot merchandise
  9. (incomparable) Electrically charged.
    a hot wire
    • 2004, Phillip Moore, Sealed for a Purpose (page 213)
      The microphone was hot and the show was on the air.
  10. (informal) Radioactive. [from the 20thc.]
  11. (slang, of a person) Very physically and/or sexually attractive.
    That girl is hot!
  12. (slang) Sexual; involving sexual intercourse or sexual excitement.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Rick R. Reed, Moving Toward The Light, ISBN 1609824288, page 50:
      There was only one problem. Paul was HIV positive. And just a few weeks after his hot encounter with Max, a letter arrived for him, containing some legalese about HIV infection being a criminal act, with a few chilling words
  13. Popular; in demand.
    His new pickup is hot!
  14. Very close to finding or guessing something to be found or guessed.
    Am I warm yet? You're hot!
  15. Performing strongly; having repeated successes.
    • 1938, Harold M. Sherman, "Shooting Stars," Boys' Life (March 1938), Published by Boy Scouts of America, p.5:
      "Keep going! You're hot tonight!" urged Wally.
    • 2002, Peter Krause & Andy King, Play-By-Play Golf, First Avenue Editions, p.55:
      The ball lands on the fairway, just a couple of yards in front of the green. "Nice shot Sarah! You're hot today!" Jenny says.
  16. Fresh; just released.
    • 1960, Super Markets of the Sixties: Findings, recommendations.- v.2. The plans and sketches, Super Market Institute, p.30:
      A kid can stand in the street and sell newspapers, if the headlines are hot.
    • 2000, David Cressy, Travesties and transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England: tales of discord and dissension, Oxford University Press, p.34:
      Some of these publications show signs of hasty production, indicating that they were written while the news was hot.
  17. Uncomfortable, difficult to deal with; awkward, dangerous, unpleasant.
    • 1997, David Wojnarowicz; Amy Scholder, The Waterfront Journals:
      I've been living here a few weeks and it's starting to get a little hot for me I've written myself out of several states in the last six years.
    • 1999, Sam Llewellyn, The shadow in the sands, page 68:
      The police are looking for an anarchist who answers my description, seen leaving the house the day before the fire; there was an explosion [] So what with one thing and another, His Grace thinks the country a little hot for me now
    • 2004, Meredith Blevins, The Hummingbird Wizard:
      "Things are a little hot for us in San Francisco. We'll burn the vardo at Drake's Bay and then head to your place." "Things are hot, so you're heading to my place?" "Hot's not a big deal. Just a matter of jurisdiction and time.
    • 2008, Charlaine Harris; Toni L. P. Kelner, Wolfsbane and Mistletoe, page 287:
      I'd also thought things might have gotten a little hot for him in Atlantic City, so he'd moved West to its bigger, badder cousin, where he wasn't as well known
  18. (slang) Used to emphasize the short duration or small quantity of something
    He was finished in a hot minute.
    I dated him for a hot second.

Quotations

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Translations

Verb

hot (third-person singular simple present hots, present participle hotting, simple past and past participle hotted)

  1. (with up) To heat; to make or become hot.
  2. (with up) To become lively or exciting.

Synonyms

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: eat · et · scene · #845: hot · I'd · fifty · trust

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Pennsylvania German

Verb

hot

  1. third-person singular present indicative of hawwe

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /huːt/

Noun

hot n

  1. a threat

Declension

Inflection of hot 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hot hotet hot hoten
Genitive hots hotets hots hotens

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