(adjective, verb)


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

Similar word(s): violent, raging

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

Similar word(s): fiery, flaming, heated, sizzling, sensual, sultry, torrid, passionate

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

Similar word(s): fast, blistering

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

Similar word(s): tasty, spicy

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

Similar word(s): close, near, nigh

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

Similar word(s): charged, live

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.