- 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)
Words nearby heat
Origin of heat
SYNONYMS FOR heat
OTHER WORDS FROM heat
Examples from the Web for reheat
Add in a bit of boxed chicken broth, tomato juice, or water when you reheat if you want to make it soupier.
Stir soup over fire a few minutes to reheat; but be careful that it does not boil, or it will curdle.The Story of Crisco|Marion Harris Neil
Cook for ten minutes, add one cupful of cooked crab meat, reheat, and serve on toast.
Chop the giblets very fine, first removing the tough parts of the gizzard; then reheat them in sauce, and serve.Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners|Elizabeth O. Hiller
Strain, add two tablespoonfuls of sherry or claret, reheat, and serve.
To reheat, place in an oven with a pan of boiling water for ten minutes to freshen.Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book|Mary A. Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for reheat (1 of 2)
noun (ˈriːˌhiːt) reheating
Derived forms of reheatreheater, noun
British Dictionary definitions for reheat (2 of 2)
- 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
Word Origin for heat
Medicine definitions for reheat
Science definitions for reheat
Culture definitions for reheat
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 reheat
In addition to the idioms beginning with heat
- heat up
- dead heat
- in heat
- in the heat of the moment
- turn up the heat