Adjective "Heat" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


The quality of being hot; high temperature.
  1. 'The building will also be sensitive to sun angles and heat and cold retention.'
  2. 'Storage at average room temperature away from direct heat or direct sunlight is best.'
  3. 'The heat instantly doubled its temperature, turning the ground within hundreds of feet into lava.'
  4. 'Afterwards, we de-ice ourselves in the welcome, healing heat of the water.'
  5. 'Their accumulation in the air traps heat and raises the temperature.'
  6. 'Local people were braving the fierce heat trying to pull something from the cabin, most probably the driver, who was certainly dead.'
  7. 'Two firemen were burned as their equipment melted in the fierce heat, believed to have been as high as 1,200 deg C.'
  8. 'Hoses and jets were also used to keep gas canisters from exploding in the fierce heat and to stop the fire from spreading to the marina's petrol station.'
  9. 'Insulin will remain stable for months at room temperature, but should be protected from extreme heat and freezing cold.'
  10. 'The heat was so fierce and fumes so thick, Mr Feather was unable to get back into his room to reach his keys and the four became trapped by the locked door separating the pub from the private living area.'
  11. 'The human body usually emits heat by way of convection and radiation, and in hot weather the body has to dissipate perspiration by transpiration.'
  12. 'Clausius interpreted free heat as the kinetic energy of the particles of the body.'
  13. 'Do you suppose that all objects are able to transfer energy as heat equally?'
  14. 'Summer's spiritual hardships are manifest through the oppressive summer heat.'
  15. 'Others, mainly women, were just taking the necessities of survival in the sweltering heat: food and water.'
  16. 'The weatherman says the scorching heat is on its ways back later this week.'
  17. 'He even spent a couple of weeks at a military boot camp to prepare, braving extremes of weather from blistering heat to thunderstorms and a tornado.'
  18. 'Girlfriends will drive through rain, storms, hail, heat and darkness to get to you in a crisis.'
  19. 'Also, adverse weather conditions, such as heat or rain, may compromise walking performance.'
  20. 'After breakfast we looked in at the National Parks Centre in Reeth and got some info on our route and a weather forecast of heavy heat with possible thunderstorms and flash floods.'
  21. 'In the Gulf the conditions were bad with heat and the sand storms.'
  22. 'It constantly amazes me how so many plants can go into survival mode in extreme heat, toughing out conditions that humans would soon perish in.'
  23. 'Having been used to arid, scorching heat, the brisk weather was both welcome and refreshing, if not a bit cold.'
  24. 'remove from the heat and beat in the butter'
  25. 'Place them in a heavy, dry skillet over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until fragrant.'
  26. 'Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over moderate heat.'
  27. 'Add brown rice and oregano, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 5 minutes.'
  28. 'It's true that non-stick cookware manufacturers recommend moderate heat.'
  29. 'Because you are applying direct heat, skillet cooking will quickly cook vegetables and even meats such as chicken and beef.'
  30. 'In a large skillet or sauté pan, warm the olive oil over high heat, almost to the smoking point.'
  31. 'Place the pan over medium heat, add the porcini mushrooms, and sauté for one minute.'
  32. 'Melt the butter in a pan over a very low heat, add the pancetta and cook until golden brown and tender.'
  33. 'Cooking with cheese works well when using techniques that call for low heat and slow cooking.'
  34. 'Longer, gentler heat ensures thorough cooking, while sauces and stuffings help to preserve moisture.'
  35. 'Like calamine lotion on burnt skin, it soothes the blistering heat of the local cooking.'
  36. 'C-fibers convey to the central nervous system sensations of noxious heat and certain inflammatory signals.'
  37. 'A massoman curry has a much gentler level of heat than a kapao, in case you were wondering.'
  38. 'Plump shrimp empanadas, fried dark as copper, get heat from adobo and sweetness from pineapple.'
  39. 'The two sources that appear via Google both suggest it is food noisy with heat.'
  40. 'the heat of formation'
  41. 'about 100 tons is removed in each heat'
Intensity of feeling, especially of anger or excitement.
  1. 'Jun's eyes never ceased to stray from the ruckus that burned with such intense heat and fury.'
  2. 'The red was a terrible sign, as that indicated heat, generally anger but sometimes some other kind of passion.'
  3. 'For he had felt a sudden change and then a rush of heat as an incomprehensible anger had flowed through him.'
  4. 'It grants clarity to chaos and provides rational justification for decisions taken in the heat and anger of the moment.'
  5. 'Erika felt a rush of excitement and heat because she just saw this guy who looked really cute standing next to her.'
  6. 'His eyes were almost white with heat, an anger she had never seen.'
  7. 'Having run from the bus station to Headquarters, she moistened with sweat, but Thurman sweated through shear heat of anger.'
  8. 'Cryel's high emotional walls had barely stood against the battering they had received in the day and now they burned away in the heat of his anger.'
  9. 'As I edged forward, the embrace became warmer, slowly seeming to pass through my body, increasing in both heat and intensity as it did so.'
  10. 'Growing up in a remote and frozen patch of Minnesota, Dylan found heat in the excitement of 50s rock 'n' roll.'
  11. 'the heat is on'
  12. 'Former champion Phil Golding turned up the heat on his rivals for the Mauritius Open title by shooting a course record 65 at Belle Mare Plage Links.'
  13. 'The Cheesemen, who lost both last season's encounters with the Reds, turned up the heat with a succession of forward drives close to the Scots' line.'
  14. 'Reporters have turned up the heat on Governor Bush ever since.'
  15. 'York City today turned up the heat on the local authority over its phased redevelopment plans for Huntington Stadium.'
  16. 'In a separate development yesterday, Eircom turned up the heat in its attempts to sign up more customers by launching a new introductory package.'
  17. 'Critics of the plan turned up the heat in early March as the House Democratic Caucus passed a resolution criticizing the new structure.'
  18. 'It will also have turned up the heat on manager Alex McLeish, who is still desperately seeking a left-back and a centre-half.'
  19. 'Strangford turned up the heat after the break and three super strikes from mighty Marty Craig saw them race into a 4-1 lead.'
  20. 'The chase for a premium berth in the finals has really turned up the heat in local cricket with all four sides remaining in the hunt, based on last Saturday's play.'
  21. 'With MacDonald converting for a 14-10 lead, New Zealand turned up the heat.'
A preliminary round in a race or contest.
  1. 'German Sandra Voelker set a new women's 50m backstroke world record in the preliminary heats of the national championships in Berlin.'
  2. 'Players from all but three of Britain's professional clubs will contest heats over 100 metres, followed by a final.'
  3. 'First round heats are scheduled for this morning and the finals of the three divisions on Sunday afternoon.'
  4. 'There are preliminary heats in the 50m, 100m and 200m distances that lead to semi-finals and then finals, all based on who gains the fastest times.'
  5. 'The day I visited, the whole village had turned out for a ‘carrera’, a marathon running race with heats for all age groups, which seemed to last all day.'
  6. 'Slim prospects of bigger surf before the weekend, has resulted in the organisers attempting to complete as many of the 16 round two heats as possible yesterday.'
  7. 'Purnell's idea has its roots in kart racing, where heats and finals work very well, and has been well received by Formula One people who do not have vested interests.'
  8. 'He had barely survived his preliminary and semifinal heats.'
  9. 'The quiz will be based on a knock-out system system with first and second round heats organised on a regional basis, explained quiz organiser Barry Woods of TCH.'
  10. 'Indeed, the heats of the 10,000 metres were his Olympic debut.'


Make or become hot or warm.
  1. no object 'the pipes expand as they heat up'
  2. 'The pendant seemed to be getting warmer, heating her neck in a comfortable way.'
  3. 'The warm sand heated our sleep sacks, and the sound of the waves lapping on the shore was a comforting sound to my ears.'
  4. 'The bottom line is that it will cost more to keep warm this winter, whether you heat with natural gas, electricity or home heating oil.'
  5. 'When you visit seniors in their home, a meal ready to heat is always a welcome gift.'
  6. 'The warm floor helps heat the building and maintain occupant comfort, even after sunset.'
  7. 'Electromagnetic waves of radio frequency can make molecules vibrate and heat up - like microwaves heat food.'
  8. 'The sun, his friend for the moment, seemed sullen today, not wishing to warm the straw and heat his limbs in any magnanimous act of good neighbourliness.'
  9. 'So when the sun shines on the roof it gets warm and heats everything up.'
  10. 'When they were dry they were damped and rolled for the dampness to spread evenly before they were ironed with an iron heated and reheated on the stove.'
  11. 'Warmer temperatures had heated the ice mass, causing dense fog to form.'
  12. 'But she heated up substantially when discussing the performance of then-newcomer Steve Buscemi.'
  13. 'Kelsey Thu began to heat up on the field as she was shooting the ball exceptionally well early on in the game.'
  14. 'the action really begins to heat up'
  15. 'The war of words heats up on the campaign trail as the military records of U.S. presidential candidates takes center stage and both candidates talk tough on national security.'
  16. 'The kinetic world of dance heats up April 20-21 with Torontonian Kathleen Rea's raw exploration of movement Dressed in White.'
  17. 'Despite the icy cold introduction to the New Year, football fever is beginning to heat up once again.'
  18. 'Around 1 a.m., after a few drinks, the discussion heats up.'
  19. 'The spam wars are heating up in state courts, and may soon boil over into the federal circuit.'
  20. 'Powerboat races were also held, heating up the action on the water much to the excitement of spectators.'
  21. 'The White House surveillance scandal heats up.'
  22. 'Work just heated up again and will be boiling away for another week at least; I will try to post quite a bit but email will fall by the wayside.'
  23. 'With the championship only around the corner, things are beginning to heat up.'
  24. 'As with almost every September in Bulgaria, sporting life has begun to heat up.'

More definitions

1. the state of a body perceived as having or generating a relatively high degree of warmth.

2. the condition or quality of being hot: the heat of an oven.

3. the degree of hotness; temperature: moderate heat.

4. the sensation of warmth or hotness: unpleasant heat.

5. a bodily temperature higher than normal: the heat of a fever; the feeling of heat caused by physical exertion.

6. added or external energy that causes a rise in temperature, expansion, evaporation, or other p

More examples(as adjective)

"stations can be heat."

"radiations can be heat."

"plants can be heat."

"winners can be heat."

"times can be heat."

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Old English hǣtu (noun), hǣtan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hitte (noun) and German heizen (verb), also to hot.


if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen
in the heat of the moment
on heat