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heat

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verb \ˈhēt\

Definition of heat

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to become warm or hot water heating in a kettle

  3. 2 :  to start to spoil from heat

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to make warm or hot heat a can of soup heat the oven to 350 degrees

  6. 2 :  excite were heated by his stirring words

heatable

play \ˈhē-tə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of heat in a Sentence

  1. I heated the vegetables in the microwave.

  2. They heat their house with a wood stove.

Origin and Etymology of heat

Middle English heten, from Old English hǣtan; akin to Old English hāt hot


First Known Use: before 12th century


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heat

noun

Definition of heat

  1. 1a (1) :  a condition of being hot :  warmth snow melting in the heat of the sun (2) :  a marked or notable degree of hotness The heat was intense.b :  pathological excessive bodily temperature the heat of the feverc :  a hot place or situation get out of the heatd (1) :  a period of heat an unbroken heat (2) :  a single complete operation of making something warm or hot; also :  the quantity of material so heatede (1) physics :  added energy that causes substances to rise in temperature, fuse, evaporate, expand, or undergo any of various other related changes, that flows to a body by contact with or radiation from bodies at higher temperatures, and that can be produced in a body (as by compression) (2) physics :  the energy associated with the random motions of the molecules, atoms, or smaller structural units of which matter is composedf :  appearance, condition, or color of something as indicating its temperature when the rod is at the proper welding heat

  2. 2a :  intensity of feeling or reaction :  passion answered with considerable heatb :  the height or stress of an action or condition in the heat of battlec :  sexual excitement especially in a female mammal like an animal in heat; specifically :  estrus

  3. 3 :  a single continuous effort: such asa :  a single round of a contest (such as a race) having two or more rounds for each contestant won two heats out of threeb :  one of several preliminary contests held to eliminate less competent contenders won the second heat but finished third in the final race

  4. 4 :  pungency of flavor Add some cayenne pepper for extra heat.

  5. 5a slang (1) :  the intensification of law-enforcement activity or investigation waited until the heat was off (2) :  policeb :  pressure, coercion turn up the heat on your congresspersonc :  abuse, criticism took heat for her mistakes

  6. 6 baseball :  smoke 8 throwing some heat

  7. 7 slang :  gun 1b was packing heat

heatless

play \ˈhēt-ləs\ adjective

heatproof

play \ˈhēt-ˌprüf\ adjective

Examples of heat in a Sentence

  1. The sun's heat melted the snow.

  2. the intense heat of a fire

  3. She applied heat to the sore muscles in her leg.

  4. a period of high heat and humidity

  5. The crops were damaged by drought and extreme heat.

  6. Cook the milk over low heat.

  7. Remove the pan from the heat.

Origin and Etymology of heat

Middle English hete, from Old English hǣte, hǣtu; akin to Old English hāt hot


First Known Use: before 12th century


HEAT Defined for English Language Learners

heat

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verb

Definition of heat for English Language Learners

  • : to cause (something) to become warm or hot

heat

noun

Definition of heat for English Language Learners

  • : energy that causes things to become warmer

  • : hot weather or temperatures

  • : the level of temperature that is used to cook something


HEAT Defined for Kids

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heat

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verb \ˈhēt\

Definition of heat for Students

heated

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heating

  1. :  to make or become warm or hot


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heat

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Definition of heat for Students

  1. 1 :  a condition of being hot :  warmth We enjoyed the heat of the fire.

  2. 2 :  hot weather heat and humidity

  3. 3 :  a form of energy that causes an object to rise in temperature

  4. 4 :  strength of feeling or force of action In the heat of anger, I said some cruel things.

  5. 5 :  a single race in a contest that includes two or more races


Medical Dictionary

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heat

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verb \ˈhēt\

Medical Definition of heat

  1. :  to become warm or hot

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to make warm or hot


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heat

noun

Medical Definition of heat

  1. 1a:  the state of a body or of matter that is perceived as opposed to cold and is characterized by elevation of temperature :  a condition of being hot; especially :  a marked or notable degree of this state :  high temperatureb (1):  a feverish state of the body :  pathological excessive bodily temperature (as from inflammation) knew the throbbing heat of an abscess the heat of the fever (2):  a warm flushed condition of the body (as after exercise) :  a sensation produced by or like that produced by contact with or approach to heated matterc (1):  added energy that causes substances to rise in temperature, fuse, evaporate, expand, or undergo any of various other related changes, that flows to a body by contact with or radiation from bodies at higher temperatures, and that can be produced in a body (as by compression) (2):  the energy associated with the random motions of the molecules, atoms, or smaller structural units of which matter is composed

  2. 2:  sexual excitement especially in a female mammal; specifically :  estrus



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