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Meaning of HEAT

Pronunciation:  heet

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  utility to warm a building; "the heating system wasn't working"; "they have radiant heating"
  2. [n]  intense passion or emotion
  3. [n]  the presence of heat
  4. [n]  the sensation caused by heat energy
  5. [n]  a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
  6. [n]  applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity
  7. [v]  make hot or hotter; "heat the soup"
  8. [v]  gain heat or get hot; "The room heated up quickly"
  9. [v]  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"
  10. [v]  provide with heat; "heat the house"

HEAT is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: estrus, fire up, heat energy, heat up, heating, heating plant, heating system, high temperature, hotness, ignite, inflame, oestrus, passion, rut, stir up, wake, warmth, warmth
 Antonyms: anestrum, anestrus, anoestrum, anoestrus, chill, cold, coldness, cool, cool down, low temperature
 See Also: alter, arouse, bake, boiler, broil, building, calcine, calefaction, central heating, change, change state, crisp, edifice, elicit, emotionalism, emotionality, energy, enkindle, evoke, ferment, fieriness, fire, fry, furnish, gas heat, heat, heat of dissociation, heat of formation, heat of solution, heat of transformation, hot up, incalescence, kindle, latent heat, overheat, panel heating, physiological condition, physiological state, preheat, provide, provoke, radiator, raise, red heat, reheat, render, scorch, sear, soak, specific heat, steam boiler, steam heat, steam heating, steam-heat, supply, temperature, temperature, toast, torridity, turn, utility, warmness, white heat



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Heat\, n. [OE. hete, h[ae]te, AS. h?tu, h?to, fr. h[=a]t
    hot; akin to OHG. heizi heat, Dan. hede, Sw. hetta. See
    1. 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.
    Note: As affecting the human body, heat produces different
          sensations, which are called by different names, as
          heat or sensible heat, warmth, cold, etc., according to
          its degree or amount relatively to the normal
          temperature of the body.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
             Else how had the world . . . Avoided pinching cold
             and scorching heat!                   --Milton.
    4. 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.
             It has raised . . . heats in their faces. --Addison.
             The heats smiths take of their iron are a blood-red
             heat, a white-flame heat, and a sparking or welding
             heat.                                 --Moxon.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
             Many causes . . . for refreshment betwixt the heats.
             [He] struck off at one heat the matchless tale of
             ``Tam o'Shanter.''                    --J. C.
    7. Utmost violence; rage; vehemence; as, the heat of battle
       or party. ``The heat of their division.'' --Shak.
    8. Agitation of mind; inflammation or excitement;
       exasperation. ``The head and hurry of his rage.'' --South.
    9. Animation, as in discourse; ardor; fervency.
             With all the strength and heat of eloquence.
    10. Sexual excitement in animals.
    11. Fermentation.
    {Animal heat}, {Blood heat}, {Capacity for heat}, etc. See
       under {Animal}, {Blood}, etc.
    {Atomic heat} (Chem.), the product obtained by multiplying
       the atomic weight of any element by its specific heat. The
       atomic heat of all solid elements is nearly a constant,
       the mean value being 6.4.
    {Dynamical theory of heat}, that theory of heat which assumes
       it to be, not a peculiar kind of matter, but a peculiar
       motion of the ultimate particles of matter.
    {Heat engine}, any apparatus by which a heated substance, as
       a heated fluid, is made to perform work by giving motion
       to mechanism, as a hot-air engine, or a steam engine.
    {Heat producers}. (Physiol.) See under {Food}.
    {Heat rays}, a term formerly applied to the rays near the red
       end of the spectrum, whether within or beyond the visible
    {Heat weight} (Mech.), the product of any quantity of heat by
       the mechanical equivalent of heat divided by the absolute
       temperature; -- called also {thermodynamic function}, and
    {Mechanical equivalent of heat}. See under {Equivalent}.
    {Specific heat of a substance} (at any temperature), the
       number of units of heat required to raise the temperature
       of a unit mass of the substance at that temperature one
    {Unit of heat}, the quantity of heat required to raise, by
       one degree, the temperature of a unit mass of water,
       initially at a certain standard temperature. The
       temperature usually employed is that of 0[deg] Centigrade,
       or 32[deg] Fahrenheit.
  2. \Heat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Heated}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Heating}.] [OE. heten, AS. h?tan, fr. h[=a]t hot. See
    1. To make hot; to communicate heat to, or cause to grow
       warm; as, to heat an oven or furnace, an iron, or the
             Heat me these irons hot.              --Shak.
    2. To excite or make hot by action or emotion; to make
             Pray, walk softly; do not heat your blood. --Shak.
    3. To excite ardor in; to rouse to action; to excite to
       excess; to inflame, as the passions.
             A noble emulation heats your breast.  --Dryden.
  3. \Heat\, v. i.
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
  4. \Heat\, imp. & p. p. of {Heat}.
    Heated; as, the iron though heat red-hot. [Obs. or Archaic.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: To feel heat in your dream indicates a feeling of shame or embarrassment. Alternatively, it represents purity and creative energy.
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