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heat

noun

1 heat

A form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature.

synonym: heat energy.

Roget 720: contention, strife; contest, contestation; struggle; belligerency; opposition etc. 708.    controversy, polemics; debate etc. (discussion) ... show more

Polish: ciepło, ciepłość



2 heat

The presence of heat.

synonyms: high temperature, hotness.

Polish: war

3 heat

The sensation caused by heat energy.

synonym: warmth.

Roget 382: heat, caloric; temperature, warmth, fervor, calidity; incalescence, incandescence; glow, flush; fever, hectic.    phlogiston; fire, ... show more

Dutch: hitte, pikantheid

4 heat

The trait of being intensely emotional.

synonyms: passion, warmth.

Roget 825: excitability, impetuosity, vehemence; boisterousness etc. adj.; turbulence; impatience, intolerance, nonendurance; irritability etc. (irascibility) 901; ... show more

Dutch: hartstochtelijkheid, infatuatie, manie, onstuimigheid

5 heat

Applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity.

synonyms: estrus, oestrus, rut.

Roget 374a: sex, sexuality, gender; male, masculinity, maleness etc. 373; female, femininity etc. 374.    sexual intercourse, copulation, ... show more

Dutch: bronst
Polish: cieczka, ruja

6 heat

A preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race.

Dutch: tochtig

7 heat

Utility to warm a building:
— The heating system wasn't working.
— They have radiant heating.

synonyms: heating, heating plant, heating system.

Dutch: verwarming
Polish: ogrzewanie

verb

1 heat

Make hot or hotter:
— The sun heats the oceans.
— Heat the water on the stove.

synonym: heat up.

Roget 382: be hot etc. adj.; glow, flush, sweat, swelter, bask, smoke, reek, stew, simmer, seethe, boil, ... show more

Dutch: verwarmen, warmen

2 heat

Provide with heat.

3 heat

Arouse or excite feelings and passions.

synonyms: fire up, ignite, inflame, stir up, wake.

Roget 384: heat, warm, chafe, stive, foment; make hot etc. 382; sun oneself, sunbathe.    go up in flames, burn to the ground (flame) 382.    ... show more

Roget 824: excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, ... show more

Dutch: opstoken, losmaken, warmlopen

4 heat

Gain heat or get hot:
— The room heated up quickly.

synonyms: heat up, hot up.


Moby thesaurus: John Law, Le Mans, a transient madness, abandon, activate, agitate, agitation, air race, anger, angriness, animate, annoy, ardency, ardor, arousal, arouse, automobile race, awake, awaken, bake ... show more.

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