heat


heat
[[t]hi͟ːt[/t]]
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heats, heating, heated
1) VERB When you heat something, you raise its temperature, for example by using a flame or a special piece of equipment.

[V n] Meanwhile, heat the tomatoes and oil in a pan.

[V n] ...a gas that absorbs the sun's energy and heats the air above it.

[V-ed] ...heated swimming pools.

2) N-UNCOUNT Heat is warmth or the quality of being hot.

The seas store heat and release it gradually during cold periods...

Its leaves drooped a little in the fierce heat of the sun.

3) N-UNCOUNT: also the N The heat is very hot weather.

As an asthmatic, he cannot cope with the heat and humidity...

This heat is killing me.

PHRASE The heat of the day is the hottest part of the day, especially when this is very hot.

The town square's empty in the heat of the day.

4) N-UNCOUNT: with supp The heat of something is the temperature of something that is warm or that is being heated.

Warm the milk to blood heat...

Adjust the heat of the barbecue by opening and closing the air vents.

5) N-SING You use heat to refer to a source of heat, for example a cooking ring or the heating system of a house.

Immediately remove the pan from the heat...

Some apartment buildings don't have their heat turned on till the end of this week.

6) N-UNCOUNT: oft N of n You use heat to refer to a state of strong emotion, especially of anger or excitement.

It was all done in the heat of the moment and I have certainly learned by my mistake...

`Look here,' I said, without heat, `all I did was to walk down a street and sit down.'

7) N-SING: the N of n The heat of a particular activity is the point when there is the greatest activity or excitement.

Last week, in the heat of the election campaign, the Prime Minister left for America.

8) N-COUNT A heat is one of a series of races or competitions. The winners of a heat take part in another race or competition, against the winners of other heats.
See also dead heat

...the heats of the men's 100m breaststroke.

9) PHRASE: v-link PHR When a female animal is on heat in British English, or in heat in American English, she is in a state where she is ready to mate with a male animal, as this will probably result in her becoming pregnant.
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  • Heat — (h[=e]t), n. [OE. hete, h[ae]te, AS. h[=ae]tu, h[=ae]to, fr. h[=a]t hot; akin to OHG. heizi heat, Dan. hede, Sw. hetta. See {Hot}.] 1. A force in nature which is recognized in various effects, but especially in the phenomena of fusion and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heat — Título Heat Ficha técnica Dirección Michael Mann Producción Art Linson Michael Mann …   Wikipedia Español

  • HEAT — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • heat — ► NOUN 1) the quality of being hot; high temperature. 2) heat seen as a form of energy arising from the random motion of molecules. 3) a source or level of heat for cooking. 4) intensity of feeling, especially of anger or excitement. 5) (the… …   English terms dictionary

  • heat — heat·able; heat; heat·ed·ly; heat·ful; heat·ing·ly; heat·less; heat·ron·ic; pre·heat; heat·er; re·heat; su·per·heat; …   English syllables

  • HEAT — (englisch für Hitze) bezeichnet: Heat (1972), Film von Paul Morrissey aus dem Jahre 1972 Heat (1995), Film von Michael Mann aus dem Jahre 1995 beim Pferderennen ein Rennen über mehrere Läufe, siehe Pferderennen#Heat (Heatrennen) im Tanzsport… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • heat — [hēt] n. [ME hete < OE hætu < base of hat (see HOT), akin to Ger heiss < IE base * kai , heat] 1. the quality of being hot; hotness: in physics, heat is considered a form of energy existing as the result of the random motion of molecules …   English World dictionary

  • Heat — (englisch für Hitze) bezeichnet: Heat (1972), Film von Paul Morrissey aus dem Jahr 1972 Heat (1995), Film von Michael Mann aus dem Jahr 1995 beim Pferderennen ein Rennen über mehrere Läufe, siehe Heatrennen im Tanzsport jeden der Durchgänge pro… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Heat — (h[=e]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Heated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Heating}.] [OE. heten, AS. h[=ae]tan, fr. h[=a]t hot. See {Hot}.] 1. To make hot; to communicate heat to, or cause to grow warm; as, to heat an oven or furnace, an iron, or the like. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • HEAT — BK 14 soviético de 125 mm. High Explosive Anti Tank, por sus siglas en inglés, o explosivo antitanque de alto poder. Este tipo de munición utiliza el efecto Monroe, usado extensivamente durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial contra los carros rusos;… …   Wikipedia Español

  • heat — UK US /hiːt/ noun INFORMAL ● feel/take/face the heat Cf. take/face the heat ● turn up the heat (on sb/sth) Cf. turn up the heat on sth …   Financial and business terms


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