red with heat; very hot.
creating much excitement, demand, or discussion: The new toy robot is a red-hot item this Christmas.
violent; furious: red-hot anger.
characterized by intense excitement, enthusiasm, or passion.
very fresh or new; most recent: red-hot tips on the stock market.
a person who has great fervor or intensity, as for a goal or cause.
Informal. a hot dog.
a small cinnamon-flavored candy.
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How to use red-hot in a sentence
His books include Render unto Rome and a novel about Louisiana politics, Last of the Red Hot Poppas.
Woods were shredded, the earth trembled and the ground exploded in showers of stone and red-hot metal splinters.
His books include Up From the Cradle of Jazz: New Orleans Music Since World War II and a novel, Last of the Red Hot Poppas.
RED HOT will be on display at BOSI Contemporary, 48 Orchard St., from September 3-14, 2014.
Until the Depression, New York was the red hot center of everything.
“You appear to feel it so,” rejoined Mr. Pickwick, smiling at the clerk, who was literally red-hot.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2) | Charles Dickens
On the night of June the 11th a red-hot cannon-ball set fire to one of the barracks which was used as a hospital.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
The boiler at Greenwich was heated red hot and burnt all the joints the Sunday before the explosion.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
The little stove was roaring; it was red-hot, and the chocolate in the tin sizzled and sputtered.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
As they turned into red-hot ashes and began to topple over one by one into the glowing pile, Jess laughed delightedly.The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
British Dictionary definitions for red-hot
(esp of metal) heated to the temperature at which it glows red: iron is red-hot at about 500°C
extremely hot: the stove is red-hot, so don't touch it
keen, excited, or eager; enthusiastic
furious; violent: red-hot anger
very recent or topical: red-hot information
Australian slang extreme, unreasonable, or unfair: the charges are red-hot
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