Definitions of heat

  1. To grow hot.
  2. To make or become hot; excite.
  3. To make hot; to communicate heat to, or cause to grow warm; as, to heat an oven or furnace, an iron, or the like.
  4. To excite or make hot by action or emotion; to make feverish.
  5. To excite ardor in; to rouse to action; to excite to excess; to inflame, as the passions.
  6. To make hot; warm; excite with passion or desire; make feverish; animate.
  7. To make hot: to agitate.
  8. To make hot.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. To become hot.
  12. To become hot:- pr. p. heating; pa. p. heated.
  13. 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"
  14. make hot or hotter; " heat the soup"
  15. gain heat or get hot; " The room heated up quickly"
  16. To make hot; to make feverish; to agitate; to excite.
  17. To make hot; to become warm; to warm with passion or desire; to excite.
  18. applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity
  19. utility to warm a building; " the heating system wasn't working"; " they have radiant heating"
  20. a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
  21. a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. Utmost violence; rage; vehemence; as, the heat of battle or party.
  29. Agitation of mind; inflammation or excitement; exasperation.
  30. Animation, as in discourse; ardor; fervency.
  31. Sexual excitement in animals.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. That which causes warmth; warmth; glow; excitement; one course in a race.
  35. A form of energy manifested by burning subastances; the state of being hot; intensity; vehemence.
  36. A single course of a race.
  37. Heater.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. A kind of energy manifested in various ways; the sensation of warmth produced by stimulation of special organs; the period of sexual desire.
  41. Heated; as, the iron though heat red- hot.
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