(1)   Marked by excited activity
"A hot week on the stock market"
(2)   Charged or energized with electricity
"A hot wire"
"A live wire"
(3)   Having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity
"Hot fuel rods"
"A hot laboratory"
(4)   Of a seeker; very near to the object sought
"You are hot"
(5)   Having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm
"Hot for travel"
(6)   Very fast; capable of quick response and great speed
"A hot sports car"
"A blistering pace"
"Got off to a hot start"
"In hot pursuit"
"A red-hot line drive"
(7)   Newly made
"A hot scent"
(8)   Very good; often used in the negative
"He's hot at math but not so hot at history"
(9)   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"
"A hot stuffy room"
"She's hot and tired"
"A hot forehead"
(10)   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"
"A hot love affair"
"A hot argument"
(11)   Recently stolen or smuggled
"Hot merchandise"
"A hot car"
(12)   Having or bringing unusually good luck
"Hot at craps"
"The dice are hot tonight"
(13)   Newest or most recent
"News hot off the press"
"Red-hot information"
(14)   Very unpleasant or even dangerous
"Make it hot for him"
"In the hot seat"
"In hot water"
(15)   Very popular or successful
"One of the hot young talents"
"Cabbage patch dolls were hot last season"
(16)   Sexually excited or exciting
"Was hot for her"
"Hot pants"
(17)   Performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy
"A hot drummer"
"He's hot tonight"
(18)   Being very spicy
"Hot salsa"
"Jalapeno peppers are very hot"
(19)   Characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
"The fighting became hot and heavy"
"A hot engagement"
"A raging battle"
"The river became a raging torrent"
(20)   Wanted by the police
"A hot suspect"
(21)   (color) bold and intense
"Hot pink"

Alternative spellings

hawt (slang, especially Internet), hott (slang, especially Internet)


  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. Feverish.
  5. Of food, spicy.
  6. Stolen.
    hot merchandise
  7. Electrically charged
    a hot wire
  8. Radioactive.
  9. Of a person, very physically or sexually attractive.
    That woman is hot!
  10. Popular; in demand.
    His new pickup is hot!
  11. Very close to finding or guessing something to be found or guessed.
    Am I warm yet? — You're hot!


heated; see also WikiSaurus:hot baking, boiling, boiling hot, sultry, sweltering baking, boiling, boiling hot feverish, having a temperature piquant, spicy, tangy stolen live radioactive attractive, beautiful, cute, fit, foxy, gorgeous, handsome, hunky, lush, pretty, sexy, studly, tasty, yummy


chilled, chilly, cold, cold as ice, freezing, freezing cold, frigid, glacial, ice-cold, icy cold, freezing, freezing cold, icy freezing, freezing cold bland, mild neutral, dead lifeless