1. [ noun ] (physics) a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
Synonyms: heat_energy
Related terms: energy heat_of_formation heat_of_dissociation specific_heat latent_heat geothermal_energy heat_of_solution
2. [ verb ] make hot or hotter
Synonyms: heat_up

"heat the soup"

Related terms: cool change toast sear broil scald preheat calcine reheat overheat soak heater
3. [ noun ] the presence of heat
Synonyms: high_temperature hotness
Related terms: coldness temperature warmth white_heat torridity fieriness calefaction
4. [ noun ] (psychology) the sensation caused by heat energy
Synonyms: warmth
Related terms: temperature
5. [ noun ] intense passion or emotion
Synonyms: passion warmth
Related terms: emotionality inflame
6. [ noun ] (biology) applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity
Synonyms: oestrus rut estrus
Related terms: anestrus physiological_state rut
7. [ verb ] arouse or excite feelings and passions
Synonyms: stir_up ignite fire_up wake inflame

"The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor" "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world" "Wake old feelings of hatred"

Related terms: arouse ferment
8. [ verb ] provide with heat

"heat the house"

Related terms: supply steam-heat heater heating_system
9. [ verb ] gain heat or get hot
Synonyms: heat_up hot_up

"The room heated up quickly"

Related terms: cool change_state overheat fry heating heating_system
10. [ noun ] (sport) a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race
Related terms: race
11. [ noun ] utility to warm a building
Synonyms: heating_plant heating heating_system

"the heating system wasn't working" "they have radiant heating"

Related terms: utility central_heating gas_heat panel_heating steam_heat building boiler radiator
Similar spelling:   Heath