on heat

idiom

Definition of on heat

British
used to describe a female animal that is ready to have sex and is able to become pregnantThe cat is on heat.like a dog on heat

Learn More about on heat

Statistics for on heat

Cite this Entry

“On heat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20heat. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

Comments on on heat

What made you want to look up on heat? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!