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Dictionary definition for: Hot

1. (a) used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove" "hot water" "a hot August day" "a hot stuffy room" "she''s hot and tired" "a hot forehead"

2. (s) characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense; "the fighting became hot and heavy" "a hot engagement" "a raging battle" "the river became a raging torrent"

3. (a) extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm; "a hot temper" "a hot topic" "a hot new book" "a hot love affair" "a hot argument"

4. (s) (color) bold and intense; "hot pink"

5. (s) sexually excited or exciting; "was hot for her" "hot pants"

6. (s) recently stolen or smuggled; "hot merchandise" "a hot car"

7. (s) very fast; "a blistering pace" "got off to a hot start" "in hot pursuit" "a red-hot line drive"

8. (s) wanted by the police; "a hot suspect"

9. (s) performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy; "a hot drummer" "he''s hot tonight"

10. (s) having a piquant burning taste of spices or peppers; "gingery Chinese food" "hot peppers" "hot curry" "corn chips with peppery salsa" "spicy tomato sauce"

11. (s) very popular or successful; "one of the hot young talents" "cabbage patch dolls were hot last season"

12. (s) very unpleasant or even dangerous; "make it hot for him" "in the hot seat" "in hot water"

13. (s) newest or most recent; "news hot off the press" "red-hot information"

14. (s) having or bringing unusually good luck; "hot at craps" "the dice are hot tonight"

15. (s) very good; often used in the negative; "he''s hot at math but not so hot at history"

16. (s) newly made; "a hot scent"

17. (s) capable of quick response and great speed; "a hot sports car"

18. (s) having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm; "hot for travel"

19. (s) of a seeker; near to the object sought; "you''re getting warm" "hot on the trail"

20. (s) having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity; "hot fuel rods" "a hot laboratory"

21. (s) charged or energized with electricity; "a hot wire" "a live wire"

22. (s) marked by excited activity; "a hot week on the stock market"

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