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.
Characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense:
— The fighting became hot and heavy.
— A hot engagement.
Extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm.
color Bold and intense.
Sexually excited or exciting.
Recently stolen or smuggled.
Very fast; capable of quick response and great speed:
— A hot sports car.
— Got off to a hot start.
— In hot pursuit.
— A red-hot line drive.
Wanted by the police.
Producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves:
— Hot salsa.
— Jalapeno peppers are very hot.
Performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy.
Very popular or successful.
Very unpleasant or even dangerous.
Newest or most recent:
— News hot off the press.
— Red-hot information.
Having or bringing unusually good luck.
Very good; often used in the negative.
Having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm.
Of a seeker; very near to the object sought.
Having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity.
Charged or energized with electricity:
— A hot wire.
Marked by excited activity.
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