(noun, verb)


1. a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature

Definition categories: phenomenon, energy

2. the presence of heat

Similar word(s): hotness

Definition categories: attribute, temperature

3. the sensation caused by heat energy

Similar word(s): warmth

Definition categories: thought, temperature

4. the trait of being intensely emotional

Similar word(s): passion, warmth

Definition categories: attribute, emotionalism, emotionality

5. applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity

Similar word(s): estrus, oestrus, rut

Definition categories: state

6. a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race

Definition categories: event, race

7. utility to warm a building

- the heating system wasn't working

- they have radiant heating

Similar word(s): heating

Definition categories: man–made, utility

Sentences with heat as a noun:

- This furnace puts out 5000 BTUs of heat.

- Stay out of the heat of the sun!

- The chili sauce gave the dish heat.

- It's easy to make bad decisions in the heat of the moment.

- The heat from her family after her DUI arrest was unbearable.

- The heat! Scram!

- The catcher called for the heat, high and tight.

- The male canines were attracted by the female in heat.

- The runner had high hopes, but was out of contention after the first heat.

- I can make a scroll like that in a single heat.

- The children stayed indoors during this year's summer heat.

- I'm freezing; could you turn on the heat?

- During the power outage we had no heat because the controls are electric.


1. make hot or hotter

- the sun heats the oceans

- heat the water on the stove

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

2. provide with heat

- heat the house

Definition categories: possession, furnish, provide, render, supply

3. arouse or excite feelings and passions

Similar word(s): ignite, inflame, wake

Definition categories: emotion, arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise

4. gain heat or get hot

- The room heated up quickly

Definition categories: change, turn

Sentences with heat as a verb:

- I'll heat up the water.

- The massage heated her up.