hot
I. adjective (hotter; hottest) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hāt; akin to Old High German heiz hot, Lithuanian kaisti to get hot Date: before 12th century 1. a. having a relatively high temperature b. capable of giving a sensation of heat or of burning, searing, or scalding c. having heat in a degree exceeding normal body heat 2. a. violent, stormy <
a hot temper
>
<
a hot battle
>
; also angry <
got hot about the remark
>
b. (1) sexually excited or receptive (2) sexy c. eager, zealous <
hot for reform
>
d. of jazz emotionally exciting and marked by strong rhythms and free melodic improvisations 3. having or causing the sensation of an uncomfortable degree of body heat <
hot and tired
>
<
it's hot in here
>
4. a. newly made ; fresh <
a hot scent
>
<
hot off the press
>
b. close to something sought <
hot on the trail
>
5. a. suggestive of heat or of burning or glowing objects <
hot colors
>
b. pungent, peppery 6. a. of intense and immediate interest <
some hot gossip
>
b. unusually lucky or favorable <
on a hot streak
>
c. temporarily capable of unusual performance (as in a sport) d. currently popular or in demand <
a hot commodity
>
e. very good <
a hot idea
>
<
not feeling too hot
>
f. absurd, unbelievable <
wants to fight the champ? that's a hot one
>
7. a. electrically energized especially with high voltage b. radioactive; also dealing with radioactive material c. of an atom or molecule being in an excited state 8. a. recently and illegally obtained <
hot jewels
>
b. wanted by the police; also unsafe for a fugitive 9. fast <
a hot new fighter plane
>
<
a hot lap around the track
>
hotness nounhottish adjective II. adverb Date: before 12th century 1. hotly 2. fast, quickly III. noun Date: 13th century 1. heat 1d(1) <
the hot of the day
>
2. one that is hot (as a hot meal or a horse just after a workout) 3. plural strong sexual desire — used with the IV. transitive verb (hotted; hotting) Date: 1561 chiefly Southern, southern Midland, & British heat, warm — usually used with up

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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