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Definitions of heat

  1. applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity
  2. arouse or excite feelings and passions; " The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; " The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; " Wake old feelings of hatred"
  3. provide with heat; " heat the house"
  4. utility to warm a building; " the heating system wasn't working"; " they have radiant heating"
  5. intense passion or emotion
  6. the sensation caused by heat energy
  7. a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
  8. make hot or hotter; " heat the soup"
  9. gain heat or get hot; " The room heated up quickly"
  10. a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race
  11. A force in nature which is recognized in various effects, but especially in the phenomena of fusion and evaporation, and which, as manifested in fire, the sun's rays, mechanical action, chemical combination, etc., becomes directly known to us through the sense of feeling. In its nature heat is a mode if motion, being in general a form of molecular disturbance or vibration. It was formerly supposed to be a subtile, imponderable fluid, to which was given the name caloric.
  12. The sensation caused by the force or influence of heat when excessive, or above that which is normal to the human body; the bodily feeling experienced on exposure to fire, the sun's rays, etc.; the reverse of cold.
  13. High temperature, as distinguished from low temperature, or cold; as, the heat of summer and the cold of winter; heat of the skin or body in fever, etc.
  14. Indication of high temperature; appearance, condition, or color of a body, as indicating its temperature; redness; high color; flush; degree of temperature to which something is heated, as indicated by appearance, condition, or otherwise.
  15. A single complete operation of heating, as at a forge or in a furnace; as, to make a horseshoe in a certain number of heats.
  16. A violent action unintermitted; a single effort; a single course in a race that consists of two or more courses; as, he won two heats out of three.
  17. Utmost violence; rage; vehemence; as, the heat of battle or party.
  18. Agitation of mind; inflammation or excitement; exasperation.
  19. Animation, as in discourse; ardor; fervency.
  20. Sexual excitement in animals.
  21. Fermentation.
  22. To make hot; to communicate heat to, or cause to grow warm; as, to heat an oven or furnace, an iron, or the like.
  23. To excite or make hot by action or emotion; to make feverish.
  24. To excite ardor in; to rouse to action; to excite to excess; to inflame, as the passions.
  25. To grow warm or hot by the action of fire or friction, etc., or the communication of heat; as, the iron or the water heats slowly.
  26. To grow warm or hot by fermentation, or the development of heat by chemical action; as, green hay heats in a mow, and manure in the dunghill.
  27. Heated; as, the iron though heat red- hot.
  28. A physical form of energy, due to vibration, or motion, of the molecules, or minute particles, of which a body is composed; the sensation produced by a hot body; high temperature; opposite to cold; as, the heat of summer; the state of being hot; effervescence or bubbling; agitation of sudden or violent passion; ardor; vehemence; redness or flush of the face; a course at a race; hot weather.
  29. To make hot; warm; excite with passion or desire; make feverish; animate.
  30. To become hot.
  31. That which excites the sensation of warmth: sensation of warmth: a warm temperature: the warmest period, as the heat of the day: indication of warmth, flush, redness: excitement: a single course in a race: animation.
  32. To make hot: to agitate.
  33. To become hot:- pr. p. heating; pa. p. heated.
  34. That which causes warmth; warmth; glow; excitement; one course in a race.
  35. To make hot.
  36. To make or become hot; excite.
  37. A form of energy manifested by burning subastances; the state of being hot; intensity; vehemence.
  38. A single course of a race.
  39. Heater.
  40. The sensation produced by a hot body; that in the body which causes the sensation; warm temperature; warmest time; the state of being once heated; a single effort, as in a race; flush in the face; animal excitement; almost violence; ardour; exasperation.
  41. To make hot; to make feverish; to agitate; to excite.
  42. To grow hot.
  43. The sensation experienced on approaching or touching a hot body; caloric; strong excitement or agitation; ardour; fervency; a single effort, as in a race; a course.
  44. To make hot; to become warm; to warm with passion or desire; to excite.
  45. A kind of energy manifested in various ways; the sensation of warmth produced by stimulation of special organs; the period of sexual desire.

Usage examples for heat

  1. He that feareth not to be burned in the fire, how will he fear the heat of weather? – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  2. She goes along to draw the heat to Manon." – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  3. It is bearing the burden and heat of the day. – Modern American Prose Selections by Various
  4. You will soon walk some heat into yourself. – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  5. " She doesn't feel the heat the way I do," Caroline snapped. – Outside Inn by Ethel M. Kelley
  6. There was heat, heat that would save her companion's life. – The Blue Envelope by Roy J. Snell
  7. There, in the roads that ran through the oakwoods and hazel copses, it was the heat of summer. – Highways and Byways in Surrey by Eric Parker
  8. Through all things the impulse poured and spread, like fire at white heat. – Four Weird Tales by Algernon Blackwood
  9. " As for your money, get it out of Gratton if he promised it to you- or," he added with a flash of heat, " take it out of his hide, for all I care." – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  10. The night was warm, and to the heat of politics was suddenly added the heat of summer. – Her Infinite Variety by Brand Whitlock
  11. I was only thinking of the heat- and the noise. – Anxious Audrey by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  12. I saw you coming, said a pleasant voice, and I guess you felt the heat on the way. – Princess Polly's Playmates by Amy Brooks
  13. Elsie was speaking without heat. – The Captain of the Kansas by Louis Tracy
  14. There was no heat in the room, and no hot water. – The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
  15. They seemed to be giving off heat of their own. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  16. " It was the heat," they all said to each other. – The Sleeping Beauty by C. S. Evans
  17. This heat will probably decide the race. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  18. Come inside out of the heat. – My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
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