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Definitions of heat

  1. applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. arouse or excite feelings and passions; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. provide with heat; "heat the house" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. utility to warm a building; "the heating system wasn't working"; "they have radiant heating" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. intense passion or emotion Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the presence of heat Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the sensation caused by heat energy Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. make hot or hotter; "heat the soup" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. gain heat or get hot; "The room heated up quickly" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Utmost violence; rage; vehemence; as, the heat of battle or party. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Agitation of mind; inflammation or excitement; exasperation. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Animation, as in discourse; ardor; fervency. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Sexual excitement in animals. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To make hot; to communicate heat to, or cause to grow warm; as, to heat an oven or furnace, an iron, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To excite or make hot by action or emotion; to make feverish. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To excite ardor in; to rouse to action; to excite to excess; to inflame, as the passions. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Heated; as, the iron though heat red-hot. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. The form of energy and the sensation of an increase in temperature. Its interest in medicine is largely with reference to its physiological effects, its therapeutic use, and its use in procedures in physics and physical chemistry. Medical Dictionary DB
  29. A physical form of energy, due to vibration, or motion, of the molecules, or minute particles, of which a body is composed; the sensation produced by a hot body; high temperature; opposite to cold; as, the heat of summer; the state of being hot; effervescence or bubbling; agitation of sudden or violent passion; ardor; vehemence; redness or flush of the face; a course at a race; hot weather. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. To make hot; warm; excite with passion or desire; make feverish; animate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. To become hot. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. 1. The opposite of cold, a high temperature; the sensation produced by proximity to fire or an incandescent object. 2. Sexual excitement in the lower animals or the period during which such excitement exists; estrus, oestrus. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  33. That which excites the sensation of warmth: sensation of warmth: a warm temperature: the warmest period, as the heat of the day: indication of warmth, flush, redness: excitement: a single course in a race: animation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. To make hot: to agitate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. To become hot:-pr.p. heating; pa.p. heated. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. That which causes warmth; warmth; glow; excitement; one course in a race. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. To make hot. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. To make or become hot; excite. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. A form of energy manifested by burning subastances; the state of being hot; intensity; vehemence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. A single course of a race. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. Heater. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. The sensation produced by a hot body; that in the body which causes the sensation; warm temperature; warmest time; the state of being once heated; a single effort, as in a race; flush in the face; animal excitement; almost violence; ardour; exasperation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. To make hot; to make feverish; to agitate; to excite. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. To grow hot. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. The sensation experienced on approaching or touching a hot body; caloric; strong excitement or agitation; ardour; fervency; a single effort, as in a race; a course. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  46. To make hot; to become warm; to warm with passion or desire; to excite. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  47. A kind of energy manifested in various ways; the sensation of warmth produced by stimulation of special organs; the period of sexual desire. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  48. [Anglo-Saxon] A kind of energy manifested in various ways; the sensation of warmth produced by stimulation of special organs; the period of sexual desire. na
  49. h[=e]t, 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'-[=U]'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. [A.S. h['æ]to, heat, hát, hot; Ger. hitze.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  50. Is the periodical sexual desire experienced by animals,-Oestruation. It is supposed by some to be owing to the periodical maturation and discharge of ova,-Ovulation. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  51. Hotness; sensation, perception, of this; red, white, &c. h., at which metals &c. are red, white, &c.; (Physics) kinetic& potential energy of the invisible molecules of bodies, capable of transmission by conduction or radiation (formerly held an elastic material fluid); latent h., h. required to convert a solid into liquid or vapour, or a liquid into vapour; specific h., h. required to raise temperature of a given substance to given extent (usu. one degree), usu. calculated relatively to water; hot weather; inflamed state of body; pungency of flavour; prickly h., skin disease common in hot climates; single effort, esp. at a h.; (trial) hh., races, contests, the winners of which compete in final (h.); warmth of feeling, anger; violent stage (of debate &c.); sexual excitement of animals during breeding season; h.-spot, freckle, (also) point of the skin at which heat can be felt; h.-wave, wave of radiant h., (also) access of great h. in atmosphere regarded as passing from place to place. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  52. Make hot; inflame (blood &c.); inflame with passion, whence heatedly adv.; (intr.) become hot (lit. & fig.). Hence heater (2) n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  53. A form of kinetic energy communicable from one body to another, and appreciable by the thermal sense. American pocket medical dictionary.
  54. A form of energy due probably to the vibratory movements of the molecules within the body. This form of energy stimulates the heart nerves and gives a sensation of heat or warmth. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  55. The rut of animals; the period of sexual excitement. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  56. [A word common to many Aryan languages.] (Racing.) When all competitors cannot walk, run, or row together, they race in divisions, which races are called heats. The various winners then race with each other. The deciding race is the final H. In coursing and wrestling, the term tie is used. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  57. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic, German, Latin] Caloric; the force, agent, or principle in nature upon which depends the state of bodies as solid, fluid, or aeriform, and which becomes directly known to us through the sense of feeling;—the sensation caused by caloric when present in excess; high temperature;—indication of high temperature; redness; high colour; flush;—the state of being once heated or hot;—a single effort, as in a race; a course;—utmost violence; rage; vehemence;—agitation of mind; exasperation;—animation in thought or discourse; ardour;—fermentation. Cabinet Dictionary
  58. The sensation caused by the approach or touch of fire; the cause of the sensation of burning; hot weather; state of any body under the action of fire; one violent action unintermitted; the state of being once hot; a course at a race; pimples in the face, flush; agitation of sudden or violent passion; faction, contest, party rage; ardour of thought or elocution. Complete Dictionary

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