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Definition of heat, meaning of heat



countable and uncountable; heats

heat (countable and uncountable; plural heats)

  1. (uncountable) Thermal energy.
    This furnace puts out 5000 BTUs of heat.
  2. (uncountable) The quality of being hot
    That engine is really throwing off some heat.
  3. (uncountable) A form of energy that is due to the vibration of molecules in a material.
    Removal of heat from the liquid caused it to turn into a solid.
  4. (uncountable) An attribute of a spice that causes a burning sensation in the mouth.
    The chile sauce gave the dish heat.
  5. (uncountable) A period of intensity, particularly of emotion
    It"s easy to make bad decisions in the heat of the moment
  6. (uncountable) An undesireable amount of attention.
    The heat from her family after her DUI arrest was unbearable.
  7. (uncountable) (slang) The police
    The heat! Scram.
  8. (uncountable) (slang) A gun
    He"s packing heat.
  9. (countable) (baseball) A fastball
    The catcher called for the heat, high and tight.
  10. (uncountable) A condition where a mammal is aroused sexually or where it is especially fertile and therefore eager to engage in sexual intercourse
    The male canines were attracted by the female in heat.
  11. (countable) A preliminary race, used to determine the participants in a final race
    The runner had high hopes, but was out of contention after the first heat.
  12. (countable) One cycle of bringing metal to maxiumum temperature and working it until it is too cool to work further
    I can make a scroll like that in a single heat.
  13. (countable) A hot spell..
    The children stayed indoors during the summer heats.

4 letters in word "heat": A E H T.

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Words found within heat:

ae ah at ate ea eat eh et eta eth ha hae hat he het ta tae te tea the

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