Hot Hot, a. [Compar. {Hotter}; superl. {Hottest}.] [OE. hot, hat, AS. h[=a]t; akin to OS. h[=e]t, D. heet, OHG. heiz, G. heiss, Icel. heitr, Sw. het, Dan. heed, hed; cf. Goth. heit[=o] 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Characterized by heat, ardor, or animation; easily excited; firely; vehement; passionate; violent; eager. [1913 Webster]

Achilles is impatient, hot, and revengeful. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

There was mouthing in hot haste. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

3. Lustful; lewd; lecherous. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Acrid; biting; pungent; as, hot as mustard. [1913 Webster]

{Hot bed} (Iron Manuf.), an iron platform in a rolling mill, on which hot bars, rails, etc., are laid to cool.

{Hot wall} (Gardening), a wall provided with flues for the conducting of heat, to hasten the growth of fruit trees or the ripening of fruit.

{Hot well} (Condensing Engines), a receptacle for the hot water drawn from the condenser by the air pump. This water is returned to the boiler, being drawn from the hot well by the feed pump.

{In hot water} (Fig.), in trouble; in difficulties. [Colloq.]

Syn: Burning; fiery; fervid; glowing; eager; animated; brisk; vehement; precipitate; violent; furious; ardent; fervent; impetuous; irascible; passionate; hasty; excitable. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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