Hot

Hot

(?), a. [Compar. Hotter (?); superl. Hottest (?).] [OE. hot, hat, AS. ht; akin to OS. ht, D. heet, OHG. heiz, G. heiss, Icel. heitr, Sw. het, Dan. heed, hed; cf. Goth. heit fever, hais torch. Cf. Heat.] 1. 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." Shak.
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2. Characterized by heat, ardor, or animation; easily excited; firely; vehement; passionate; violent; eager.
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Achilles is impatient, hot, and revengeful.
Dryden.
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There was mouthing in hot haste.
Byron.
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3. Lustful; lewd; lecherous. Shak.
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4. Acrid; biting; pungent; as, hot as mustard.
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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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