- a single course in or division of a race or other contest.
- a race or other contest in which competitors attempt to qualify for entry in the final race or contest.
- a single operation of heating, as of metal in a furnace, in the treating and melting of metals.
- a quantity of metal produced by such an operation.
- sexual receptiveness in animals, especially females.
- the period or duration of such receptiveness: to be in heat.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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A Quinnipiac poll released on Wednesday put the competitors in a dead heat with each receiving 48 percent support.Jaime Harrison Says He Feels ‘A Little Sad’ For Lindsey Graham|Hope Wright|September 17, 2020|Essence.com
If we squander this moment of energy wealth, creating heat waste instead of structure, we will all be back in the junkyard soon enough.
As we pack electronics into ever smaller packages, dealing with the heat they produce is becoming a growing challenge.This Microchip Has Its Own Built-In Cooling System|Edd Gent|September 14, 2020|Singularity Hub
The summer was capped with a punishing heat wave that settled across the region in August and September and drove temperatures well into triple digits.“Unprecedented”: What’s behind the California, Oregon, and Washington wildfires|Umair Irfan|September 11, 2020|Vox
It’s made of high-quality aluminum, guaranteeing optimal heat distribution, plus it’s also freezer-safe.
But while he was up there riffing about Steiger, he looked like he did in the Big Heat.
The movie we went to that Friday night in 1953 was The Big Heat.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Heat the vegetable oil in a large, high-sided cast iron skillet.
While the beans are cooling and drying, melt the butter in a saute pan over medium heat.
Remove from heat and stir in the walnuts, rum, powdered sugar, and salt until fully incorporated.
The heat of drunkenness is the stumblingblock of the fool, lessening strength and causing wounds.
It was very warm, and for a while they did nothing but exchange remarks about the heat, the sun, the glare.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Tobacco is a strong growing plant resisting heat and drought to a far (p. 018) greater extent than most plants.
A present remedy of all is the speedy coming of a cloud, and a dew that meeteth it, by the heat that cometh, shall overpower it.
Captain Vane came from the observatory, his face blazing with excitement and oily with heat, to announce the fact.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for heat
- the energy transferred as a result of a difference in temperature
- the random kinetic energy of the atoms, molecules, or ions in a substance or body
- a preliminary eliminating contest in a competition
- a single section of a contest
- Also: in season (of some female mammals) sexually receptive
- in a state of sexual excitement
Derived forms of heatheatless, adjective
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Cultural definitions for heat
In physics, a form of energy associated with the movement of atoms and molecules in any material. The higher the temperature of a material, the faster the atoms are moving, and hence the greater the amount of energy present as heat. (See infrared radiation.)
Idioms and Phrases with heat
In addition to the idioms beginning with heat
- heat up
- dead heat
- in heat
- in the heat of the moment
- turn up the heat