NounHeat (countable and uncountable; plural Heats)
- (uncountable, physics) thermal energy
- (uncountable) The condition or quality of being hot.
- (uncountable) An attribute of a spice that causes a burning sensation in the mouth.
- (uncountable) A period of intensity, particularly of emotion.
- (uncountable) An undesirable amount of attention.
- (uncountable, slang) The police.
- (uncountable, slang) One or more firearms.
- (countable, baseball) A fastball.
- (uncountable) A condition where a mammal is aroused sexually or where it is especially fertile and therefore eager to mate.
- (countable) A preliminary race, used to determine the participants in a final race
- (countable) One cycle of bringing metal to maximum temperature and working it until it is too cool to work further
Heat (third-person singular simple present Heats, present participle Heating, simple past and past participle Heated)
- To cause an increase in temperature of an object or space; to cause something to become hot; often with "up".
- to arouse, to excite (sexually)
Adjectives for Heat
primitive; intense; intercepted; parching; hardening; dulling; destructive; resisting; automatic; self-regulating; unifying; genial; ordinary; subterranean; excessive; steaming; shimmering; white; fervent; gray; heart-burning; yellow; incandescent; dancing; breathless; blood-red; imminent; midday; prickly; internal; sweltering; fierce; subtle; central; controlled; oppressive; tempered; incarnate; scalding; blistering; ferocious; feverish; heroic; fortunate; visceral; vague; withering; imperial; scorching; restless; blinding; tremulous; torturous; masculine; radiant; deadly; incremental; defying; infernal; furious; palpable; saturating; wet; devoted; overpowering; polished; rash; false; aching;
clean; efficient; dependable; effortless; healthful; boisterous; instant; steady; terrestrial; boiling; unspeakable; tropical; love-devouring; uniform; intolerable; bristling; generous; luminous; beneficial; glowing; perpendicular; savage; unendurable; suffocating; kindly; animal; brooding; fantastic; sickening; fierce; quivering; stifling; freezing; stimulating; intolerable; exceptional; fluent; temperate; extreme; concentrated; continuous; expensively-produced; transmuted; burning.
Verbs for Heat
apply—; bask in—; control—; foment—; generate—; maintain—; measure—; raise —; regulate—; relieve—; sustain—.; swelter in—; swoon from—; transform into—; treat with—; utilize—; —blights; —blisters; —encompasses; —escapes; -evolves; —parches; —scorches; —stifles; —subsides.
Adverbs for Heat
fiercely; Intensely; destructively; sulphurously; automatically; excessively; subtly; oppressively; witheringly; scorchingly; palpably; blisteringly; tropically; intolerably; beneficially; suffocatingly; concentratediy.
Synonyms for Heat
stoke; warm up
terms derived from heat (noun)
bake, barbecue, baste, bicycle race, blanch, blow the coals, blow up, boat race, boil, braise, brew, broil, brown, calenture, call forth, call up, chafe, childbed fever, coddle, commitment, committedness, contest of speed, continued fever, cook, cop, copper, cross-country race, curry, dash, dedication, delirium, derby, devil, devotedness, devotion, devoutness, do, do to perfection, dog race, drag race, eagerness, earnestness, ecstasy, electric-heat, endurance race, enkindle, enrage, enragement, enthusiasm, eruptive fever, estral cycle, estruation, estrum, estrus, excite, excitement, exhilaration, faith, faithfulness, fan, fan the fire, fan the flame, febricity, febrility, feed the fire, ferment, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fever, fever heat, fever of excitement, feverishness, fidelity, fieriness, fire, fire up, flame, flatfoot, flush, foment, footrace, frenzy, fricassee, frizz, frizzle, fry, furor, fury, fury of lust, fuzz, gas-heat, grapes of wrath, griddle, grill, gusto, heart, heartiness, heat up, heatedness, hectic, hectic fever, hectic flush, hot, hot up, hot-air-heat, hot-water-heat, hotness, hurdle race, hyperpyrexia, hyperthermia, ignite, impassion, impassionedness, impetuosity, incense, incite, inflame, infuriate, infuriation, inspirit, instigate, intensify, intensity, intentness, intermittent fever, irateness, ire, key up, kindle, lap, lather up, light the fuse, light up, liveliness, loyalty, mad, madden, man, marathon, marathon race, match race, motorcycle race, move, mull, nettle, obstacle race, oven-bake, overexcite, overheat, paddy, pan, pan-broil, parboil, passion, passionateness, peace officer, pique, poach, police, potato race, preheat, prepare, prepare food, protein fever, provoke, puerperal fever, put up to, pyrexia, quicken, race, rally, recook, regatta, reheat, relapsing fever, relay, relay race, relish, remittent, remittent fever, resolution, road race, roast, rouse, run, rut, sack race, saeva indignatio, saute, savor, scallop, sear, seriousness, set astir, set fire to, set on, set on fire, sexual excitement, shirr, sic on, simmer, sincerity, soreness, soul, speedway race, spirit, sprint, sprint race, steam, steam up, stew, stimulate, stimulation, stir, stir the blood, stir the embers, stir the feelings, stir up, stir-fry, stock-car race, stoke up, stress, summon up, superheat, tenseness, tension, tepefy, three-legged race, tickle, toast, torch race, torridity, torridness, track race, turn on, urethral fever, vaccinal fever, vehemence, verve, vials of wrath, wake, wake up, waken, walk, warm, warm over, warm the blood, warm up, warmness, warmth, warmth of feeling, water fever, whet, whip up, work into, work up, wound fever, wrath, wrathfulness, yacht race, zeal, zealousness
- IPA: /hiːt/, SAMPA: /hi:t/
- Rhymes: -iːt
- Old English hæte.
- Old English hætan