Hot (?), imp. & p. p.

of Hote.




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Hot (?), a. [Compar. Hotter (?); superl. Hottest (?).] [OE. hot, hat, AS. hat; akin to OS. h�xc7;t, D. heet, OHG. heiz, G. heiss, Icel. heitr, Sw. het, Dan. heed, hed; cf. Goth. heito fever, hais torch. Cf. Heat.]


Having much sensible heat; exciting the feeling of warmth in a great degree; very warm; -- opposed to cold, and exceeding warm in degree; as, a hot stove; hot water or air.

"A hotvenison pasty."



Characterized by heat, ardor, or animation; easily excited; firely; vehement; passionate; violent; eager.

Achilles is impatient, hot, and revengeful. Dryden.

There was mouthing in hot haste. Byron.


Lustful; lewd; lecherous.



Acrid; biting; pungent; as, hot as mustard.

Hot bed Iron Manuf., an iron platform in a rolling mill, on which hot bars, rails, etc., are laid to cool. -- Hot wall Gardening, a wall provided with flues for the conducting of heat, to hasten the growth of fruit trees or the ripening of fruit. -- Hot well Condensing Engines, a receptacle for the hot water drawn from the condenser by the air pump. This water is returned to the boiler, being drawn from the hot well by the feed pump. -- In hot water (Fig.), in trouble; in difficulties. [Colloq.]

Syn. -- Burning; fiery; fervid; glowing; eager; animated; brisk; vehement; precipitate; violent; furious; ardent; fervent; impetuous; irascible; passionate; hasty; excitable.


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