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HOT is a word made from vertically symmetrical letters.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the adjective hot:

conversational speech75.12%task-oriented speech24.88%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective hot:


Comparison of usage frequency between the adjective hot and its most common antonym:


Hot is sometimes a misspelling of hat, heard, not, out or who.

The word hot is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective hot

What does hot mean as an attribute of a noun?

Hot is one of the top 50 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: hotter | hottest

  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
  2. characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
    • examples: the fighting became hot and heavy | a hot engagement
    • synonym of hot: raging
    • similar: violent
  3. extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm
  4. (color) bold and intense
    • example: hot pink
    • similar: warm
  5. sexually excited or exciting
    • examples: was hot for her | hot pants
    • similar: sexy
  6. recently stolen or smuggled
  7. very fast; capable of quick response and great speed
    • examples: a hot sports car | got off to a hot start | in hot pursuit | a red-hot line drive
    • synonyms of hot: blistering / red-hot
    • similar: fast
  8. wanted by the police
    • example: a hot suspect
    • similar: wanted
  9. producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves
    • examples: hot salsa | jalapeno peppers are very hot
    • synonym of hot: spicy
    • similar: tasty
  10. performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy
  11. very popular or successful
    • examples: one of the hot young talents | cabbage patch dolls were hot last season
    • usage: colloquialism
    • similar: popular
  12. very unpleasant or even dangerous
    • examples: make it hot for him | in the hot seat | in hot water
    • similar: unpleasant
  13. newest or most recent
    • examples: news hot off the press | red-hot information
    • synonym of hot: red-hot
    • similar: new
  14. having or bringing unusually good luck
    • examples: hot at craps | the dice are hot tonight
    • similar: lucky
  15. very good; often used in the negative
    • example: he's hot at math but not so hot at history
    • similar: good
  16. newly made
    • example: a hot scent
    • similar: fresh
  17. having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm
    • example: hot for travel
    • similar: eager
  18. of a seeker; very near to the object sought
  19. having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity
    • examples: hot fuel rods | a hot laboratory
    • similar: radioactive
  20. charged or energized with electricity
  21. marked by excited activity

Alternative definition of the adjective hot


  1. Of an object, having a high temperature.
  2. Of the weather, causing the air to be hot.
  3. Of a person or animal, feeling the sensation of heat, especially to the point of discomfort.
  4. See Feverish.
  5. Of food, spicy.
  6. [informal] Very good, remarkable, exciting. [definition from the 19th c.]
  7. Stolen. [definition from the 20th c.]
  8. [context: incomparable] Electrically charged
  9. [informal] Radioactive. [definition from the 20th c.]
  10. [slang] Of a person, very physically or sexually attractive.
  11. [slang] Sexual; involving sexual intercourse or sexual excitement.
  12. Popular; in demand.
  13. Very close to finding or guessing something to be found or guessed.
  14. Performing strongly; having repeated successes
  15. Fresh; just released
  16. Uncomfortable, difficult to deal with; awkward, dangerous, unpleasant.

Other definitions of hot

What does hot also mean?


  1. Hybrid orientation technique
  2. High-output turbo


Hot is a tv station owner, tv network.

  • also known as HOT Telecommunication Systems Ltd.
  • official website:


  1. hot a.k.a. H.O.T. was a popular five-member South Korean boy band in the mid to late 1990s. They were formed by SM Entertainment in 1996 and disbanded in 2001. In addition to South Korea, the band was popular in Taiwan, People's Republic of China and Korean and Asian communities in Americas. H.O.T.
  2. Hot a.k.a. Scott Moore is a rugby league footballer who plays for London Broncos in the Super League. He previously played in the English Super League for clubs like the Castleford Tigers and the Huddersfield Giants. Moore was the youngest ever Super League player when he made his debut at the JJB Stadium aged only 16.

There are other people with in their name, like Hot Rod, Hot-Rod, Emir Hot, Hot Karl, Hot Carla, Hot Sugar, Hot toddy, Hot Dollar, Hot Wheels, Pierre Hot and many others.


Hot was a vocal trio from Los Angeles, California, United States, formed in 1976. Its original members were Gwen Owens, Cathy Carson and Juanita Curiel. In 1987, Hot was reborn with former members Owens and Carson and new member Sandra Starks.

  • album: "Angel in Your Arms / Just 'Cause I'm Guilty"


  1. "Hot" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne, taken as the third single from her third studio album, The Best Damn Thing. The song was written by Lavigne and Evan Taubenfeld, while it was produced by Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald. The pop rock ballad talks about her feelings about a boyfriend, who makes her "hot". The song received positive reviews from music critics, who praised its "old-style" vibe and its anthemic nature. A version of the chorus in Mandarin was released in China and Japan.
  2. "Hot" is the debut studio album of Romanian recording artist Inna. It was released in Poland on August 4, 2009 and in Russia on September 22, 2009 by her Romanian label Roton Records. The album entered the Polish Albums Chart in August 2009 and the Czech Albums Charts in February 2010, debuting and peaking at number twenty-eight and number seven respectively. The standard edition content eleven tracks while the Romanian edition contains fourteen tracks, one of them being the new recorded song "10 Minutes". The track also was part of the album re-release in certain countries in spring 2010. After the massive debut track "Hot" and the follow up singles "Love", "Amazing" and the Bob Taylor song "Déjà Vu", in which Inna appears as a featured artist, "10 Minutes" was released as the fifth single taken from the album. In France and the United Kingdom the track "Sun Is Up" was released as a sixth single from "Hot" while in other countries it was the lead single from Inna's second album "I Am The Club Rocker!".
  3. "Hot" is a song by Romanian recording artist Inna from her debut studio album, of the same name. It was released on November 12, 2008 by Roton Records as the lead single from the album. Produced and written by Sebastian Barac, Radu Bolfea and Marcel Botezan of Play & Win, "Hot" is an uptempo electro house song with elements of trance music. Lyrically, the song tells a story of how strong a connection can be between two lovers.
  4. "Hot" is the debut album by British pop singer Melanie B, who is a member of the Spice Girls.
  5. "Hot" is the first extended play and first solo album by Korean singer Taeyang, member of Big Bang. The album was well received by fans and critics alike, winning two trophies from The 6th Korean Music Awards for the 2008 Best R&B/Soul Song and the 2008 Best R&B/Soul Album. Taeyang is the first "Idol group" or boyband member to receive such awards.
  6. "Hot" is a 2007 single album by Avril Lavigne.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  7. "Hot" is the second studio album by Squirrel Nut Zippers, released in 1996.
  8. "Hot" is the first single from Milk Me, a 2004 album by East Coast hip hop group The Beatnuts. It was released by Penalty Recordings as a 12 inch and CD single without any b-sides or additional tracks. The song is produced by The Beatnuts and features raps by Juju and Psycho Les, as well as ad libs sung by Greg Nice. The song's lyrics are braggadocios, hard-hitting and aggressive. The song's beat is characterized by a fast pounding horn loop and matching drums sampled from "Rock Box" by Run-D.M.C.. The song also features live instrumentation provided by guitarist Eric Krasno and keyboardist Neal Evans.
  9. "Hot" is an album released by the rock group Half Japanese.
  10. "Hot" is a live album by Canadian jazz pianist Paul Bley recorded in 1985 and released on the Italian Soul Note label.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released in (31 years ago)
  11. "Hot" was Freda Payne's ninth studio album and her third and final for Capitol Records. Although she did record a few singles during the 1980s, it would be 16 years before Payne came out with another studio album.
  12. "Hot" is a musical album of James Brown.
    • released in (40 years ago)
  13. "Hot" is a 2008 single by Inna.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  14. "Hot" a.k.a. "HOT!" is a musical album of KEYTALK.
    • released on
  15. "Hot" is a musical single of Willi Ninja.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  16. "Hot" is a musical album of Dax Riders.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  17. "Hot" is a musical single of Bunga Citra Lestari & Intan Ayu.
    • released on
  18. "Hot" is a musical single of M.O..
    • released on
  19. "Hot" is a musical single of Reckless Love.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  20. "Hot" is a musical EP of Caspian Pool.
    • released on


Hot a.k.a. Memorial Field Airport is three miles southwest of the City of Hot Springs, in Garland County, Arkansas. It serves nearby Hot Springs National Park. The airport is used for general aviation; airline flights are subsidized by the federal government's Essential Air Service program at a cost of $1,637,012. Fifteen retired Atlantic Southeast Airlines Embraer 120 "Brasilia" twin turboprop aircraft are stored here.


  1. The HOT is a second-generation long-range anti-tank missile system developed originally as an effort to meet a joint German-French Army requirement, by the then German firm Bölkow and the French firm Nord, to replace the older SS.11 wire guided missile which was in service with both nations. A few years later, Bölkow and Nord merged into MBB and Aérospatiale respectively, both of which firms later formed Euromissile to design and produce the MILAN, Roland and HOT.
    • also known as Euromissile HOT
  2. Hot a.k.a. Hote Language: Hote, also known as Malê, is an Oceanic language in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.
    • also known as Ho'tei, Malei, Hotec

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hot

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Thermal Packaging (2014)

by Avram Bar-Cohen

Due to the use of an oversized germanium cooler, the self-cooling not only cools the hot spot but also cools the surrounding germanium. Figure 12(C) illustrates that the current density and thus joule heating is highly non-uniform in the chip.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Alternative & Complementary Medicine (2010)

Subjective health care viewed with an objective eye by Joseph Segen

time in excessively hot water may result in fatigue, mental lethargy, and poor circulation. See Hot sitz bath, Hydrotherapy. Cf Cold bath ...

Google previewDictionary of Ceramic Science and Engineering (2012)

by Loran O'Bannon

hot end. The finishing end of a glass manufacturing operation, including the forming of the molten glass and the ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

Hot Corrosion An accelerated corrosion of metal surfaces that results from the combined effect of oxidation and reactions with sulfur compounds and other contaminants, such us chlorides, to form a molten salt on a metal surface that fluxes, ...

Google previewLexicon of Geologic Names of the United States (1938)

(including Alaska) by Mary Grace Wilmarth

Hot Springs formation.

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

phenomenon hot adjective Inflammed hot flashes Hot flush Gynecology A symptom afflicting 8085% of middleaged women, first occurring during the perimenopause, continuing with decreased intensity for years, manifesting itself as transient ...

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer

~39 HEARTINESS See: EMOTIONS ~39 HEAT See Also: WEATHER The days were like hot coals —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow A glaring, summery heat covered everything like a layer of glass —Jean Thompson The heat came down on ...

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Quotes about Hot

earth is hot

very hot...


trees are burn

with hot...

with out fire

even earth hot


fire rain

with hot...

too earth

not only

every summer

every day...

what can i do

my dear earth..? (Otteri Selvakumar)
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Scrabble value of H4O1T1

The value of this 3-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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