1. used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
- hot stove
- hot water
- a hot August day
Similar word(s): baking, blistering, blistery, calefacient, warming, calefactive, calefactory, calorifacient, calorific, fervent, fervid, fiery, igneous, heatable, heated, het, hottish, overheated, scorching, sizzling, stifling, sulfurous, sulphurous, sultry, sweltering, sweltry, thermal, torrid, tropic, tropical, white, warm
2. characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
- the fighting became hot and heavy
- a hot meeting
3. extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm
- a hot temper
- a hot topic
- a hot new book
4. (color) bold and intense
- hot pink
Similar word(s): warm
5. sexually excited or exciting
- was hot for her
- hot pants
Similar word(s): sexy
6. recently stolen or smuggled
- hot merchandise
- a hot car
Similar word(s): illegal
7. very fast; capable of quick response and great speed
- a hot sports car
- got off to a hot start
- in hot pursuit
8. wanted by the police
- a hot suspect
Similar word(s): wanted
9. producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves
- hot salsa
- jalapeno peppers are very hot
10. performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy
- a hot drummer
- he's hot tonight
Similar word(s): skilled
11. very popular or successful
- one of the hot young talents
- cabbage patch dolls were hot last season
Similar word(s): popular
12. very unpleasant or even dangerous
- make it hot for him
- in the hot seat
- in hot water
Similar word(s): unpleasant
13. newest or most recent
- news hot off the press
- red-hot information
Similar word(s): new
14. having or bringing unusually good luck
- hot at craps
- the dice are hot tonight
Similar word(s): lucky
15. very good; often used in the negative
- he's hot at math but not so hot at history
Similar word(s): good
16. newly made
- a hot scent
Similar word(s): fresh
17. having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm
- hot for travel
Similar word(s): eager
18. very close to finding or guessing something to be found or guessed.
- you are hot
19. having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity
- hot fuel rods
- a hot laboratory
Similar word(s): radioactive
20. charged or energized with electricity
- a hot wire
21. marked by excited activity
- a hot week on the stock market
Similar word(s): active
22. (slang) used to emphasize the short duration or small quantity of something.
- I was finished in a hot minute.
Sentences with hot as an adjective:
- He forgot the frying pan was hot, and dropped it suddenly.
- It is too hot to be outside. It is hotter in summer than in winter.
- I was so hot from being in the sun too long. Aren't you hot with that thick coat on?
- Before moving to India, I never ate hot food. The Indians love spicy food.
- He's a hot young player, we should give him a trial.
- That girl is hot!
- His new pickup is hot!
- Am I warm yet? — You're hot!
- I dated him for a hot second.
1. (with up) To heat; to make or become hot.
2. (with up) To become lively or exciting.