[hiːt] or [hit]


(noun.) the trait of being intensely emotional.

(noun.) the sensation caused by heat energy.

(noun.) a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race.

(noun.) a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature.

(verb.) make hot or hotter; 'the sun heats the oceans'; 'heat the water on the stove'.

(verb.) gain heat or get hot; 'The room heated up quickly'.

(verb.) provide with heat; 'heat the house'.

手打:穆里尔--From WordNet


(n.) A force in nature which is recognized in various effects, but especially in the phenomena of fusion and evaporation, and which, as manifested in fire, the sun's rays, mechanical action, chemical combination, etc., becomes directly known to us through the sense of feeling. In its nature heat is a mode if motion, being in general a form of molecular disturbance or vibration. It was formerly supposed to be a subtile, imponderable fluid, to which was given the name caloric.

(n.) The sensation caused by the force or influence of heat when excessive, or above that which is normal to the human body; the bodily feeling experienced on exposure to fire, the sun's rays, etc.; the reverse of cold.

(n.) High temperature, as distinguished from low temperature, or cold; as, the heat of summer and the cold of winter; heat of the skin or body in fever, etc.

(n.) Indication of high temperature; appearance, condition, or color of a body, as indicating its temperature; redness; high color; flush; degree of temperature to which something is heated, as indicated by appearance, condition, or otherwise.

(n.) A single complete operation of heating, as at a forge or in a furnace; as, to make a horseshoe in a certain number of heats.

(n.) A violent action unintermitted; a single effort; a single course in a race that consists of two or more courses; as, he won two heats out of three.

(n.) Utmost violence; rage; vehemence; as, the heat of battle or party.

(n.) Agitation of mind; inflammation or excitement; exasperation.

(n.) Animation, as in discourse; ardor; fervency.

(n.) Sexual excitement in animals.

(n.) Fermentation.

(v. t.) To make hot; to communicate heat to, or cause to grow warm; as, to heat an oven or furnace, an iron, or the like.

(v. t.) To excite or make hot by action or emotion; to make feverish.

(v. t.) To excite ardor in; to rouse to action; to excite to excess; to inflame, as the passions.

(v. i.) To grow warm or hot by the action of fire or friction, etc., or the communication of heat; as, the iron or the water heats slowly.

(v. i.) To grow warm or hot by fermentation, or the development of heat by chemical action; as, green hay heats in a mow, and manure in the dunghill.

(imp. & p. p.) Heated; as, the iron though heat red-hot.



n. [1]. Caloric.[2]. Warmth.[3]. Degree of temperature.[4]. Excitement, flush, vehemence, impetuosity, violence, passion, fever.[5]. Ardor, earnestness, fervor, zeal.[6]. Contest, struggle, race.

v. a. [1]. Make hot.[2]. Excite, flush, make feverish.[3]. Warm, animate, rouse.



SYN:Warmth, ardor, passion, excitement, fever, ebullition, intensity

ANT:Coolness, indifference, subsidence, calmness, composure, reflection



n. that which excites the sensation of warmth: sensation of warmth: a heating: exposure to intense heat: a warm temperature: the warmest period as the heat of the day: indication of warmth flush redness: vehemence passion; sexual excitement or its period esp. of the female corresponding to rut in the male: a single course in a race: animation.—v.t. to make hot: to agitate.—v.i. to become hot:—pr.p. heat′ing; pa.p. heat′ed.—n. Heat′-ap′oplexy sunstroke.—p.adj. Heat′ed.—ns. Heat′-en′gine an engine which transforms heat into mechanical work; Heat′er one who or that which heats: a piece of cast-iron heated and then placed in a hollow flat-iron &c.—adjs. Heat′er-shaped triangular like the common heater; Heat′ing causing or imparting heat.—ns. Heat′-spot a spot on the surface of the body where a sensation of heat is felt; Heat′-ū′nit amount of heat required to raise a pound of water one degree.—Latent heat the quantity of heat absorbed when bodies pass from the solid into the liquid or from the liquid into the gaseous state; Mechanical equivalent of heat the relation between heat and work—viz. the amount of molecular energy required to produce one heat-unit; Specific heat the number of heat-units necessary to raise the unit of mass of a given substance one degree in temperature.



To dream that you are oppressed by heat, denotes failure to carry out designs on account of some friend betraying you. Heat is not a very favorable dream.





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