1. [ adjective ] 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"

Related terms: cold heated fiery burning sizzling sultry blistering overheated scorching sweltering fervent calorific torrid white heatable calefacient boiling thermal baking tropical red-hot hottish calorifacient calefactory warm temperature
2. [ adjective ] characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
Synonyms: raging

"the fighting became hot and heavy" "a hot engagement" "a raging battle" "the river became a raging torrent"

Related terms: violent
3. [ adjective ] 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"

Related terms: cold heated sensual boiling red-hot fiery white-hot torrid passionate emotionality
4. [ adjective ] very fast
Synonyms: red-hot blistering

"a blistering pace" "got off to a hot start" "in hot pursuit" "a red-hot line drive"

Related terms: fast
5. [ adjective ] (informal) recently stolen or smuggled

"hot merchandise" "a hot car"

Related terms: colloquialism illegal
6. [ adjective ] (color) bold and intense

"hot pink"

Related terms: warm
7. [ adjective ] (sexuality) sexually excited or exciting

"was hot for her" "hot pants"

Related terms: sexy
8. [ adjective ] newly made

"a hot scent"

Related terms: fresh
9. [ adjective ] very good; often used in the negative

"he's hot at math but not so hot at history"

Related terms: good
10. [ adjective ] of a seeker; near to the object sought
Synonyms: warm

"you're getting warm" "hot on the trail"

Related terms: near
11. [ adjective ] (informal) performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy

"a hot drummer" "he's hot tonight"

Related terms: colloquialism skilled
12. [ adjective ] wanted by the police

"a hot suspect"

Related terms: wanted
13. [ adjective ] having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm

"hot for travel"

Related terms: eager
14. [ adjective ] (electricity) charged or energized with electricity
Synonyms: live

"a hot wire" "a live wire"

Related terms: electricity charged
15. [ adjective ] very unpleasant or even dangerous

"make it hot for him" "in the hot seat" "in hot water"

Related terms: unpleasant
16. [ adjective ] (informal) very popular or successful

"one of the hot young talents" "cabbage patch dolls were hot last season"

Related terms: colloquialism popular
17. [ adjective ] having a piquant burning taste of spices or peppers
Synonyms: peppery spicy gingery

"gingery Chinese food" "hot peppers" "hot curry" "corn chips with peppery salsa" "spicy tomato sauce"

Related terms: pungent
18. [ adjective ] (music) emotionally charged and intense and marked by strong rhythms and improvisation

"hot jazz"

Related terms: cool
19. [ adjective ] having or bringing unusually good luck

"hot at craps" "the dice are hot tonight"

Related terms: lucky
20. [ adjective ] newest or most recent
Synonyms: red-hot

"news hot off the press" "red-hot information"

Related terms: new
21. [ adjective ] capable of quick response and great speed

"a hot sports car"

Related terms: fast
22. [ adjective ] having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity

"hot fuel rods" "a hot laboratory"

Related terms: radioactive
23. [ adjective ] (informal) marked by excited activity

"a hot week on the stock market"

Related terms: colloquialism active
Similar spelling:   Hoyt