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English noun: heat

1. heat (phenomenon) a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature

Synonymsheat energy

Broader (hypernym)energy, free energy

Narrower (hyponym)geothermal energy, heat of dissociation, heat of formation, heat of solution, heat of transformation, latent heat, specific heat

2. heat (attribute) the presence of heat

Synonymshigh temperature, hotness

Broader (hypernym)temperature

Narrower (hyponym)calefaction, fieriness, incalescence, red heat, torridity, warmness, warmth, white heat

Antonymslow temperature, cold, frigidity, frigidness, coldness

3. heat (cognition) the sensation caused by heat energy


Broader (hypernym)temperature

4. heat (attribute) the trait of being intensely emotional

Synonymspassion, warmth

Broader (hypernym)emotionalism, emotionality

Narrower (hyponym)fieriness

5. heat (state) applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity

Synonymsestrus, oestrus, rut

Broader (hypernym)physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state

Antonymsanestrum, anestrus, anoestrum, anoestrus

6. heat (event) a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race

Broader (hypernym)race

7. heat (artifact) utility to warm a building

SamplesThe heating system wasn't working.
They have radiant heating.

Synonymsheating, heating plant, heating system

Broader (hypernym)utility

Narrower (hyponym)central heating, gas heat, panel heating, steam heat, steam heating

Part holonymboiler, radiator, steam boiler

Part meronymbuilding, edifice

English verb: heat

1. heat (change) make hot or hotter

SamplesThe sun heats the oceans.
Heat the water on the stove.

ExamplesThey heat the water

Synonymsheat up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)bake, broil, calcine, crisp, crispen, overheat, preheat, reheat, scald, scorch, sear, soak, toast

Causeheat, heat up, hot up

Antonymscool, cool down, chill

2. heat (possession) provide with heat

SamplesHeat the house.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

Narrower (hyponym)steam-heat

3. heat (emotion) arouse or excite feelings and passions

SamplesThe ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor.
The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world.
Wake old feelings of hatred.

Synonymsfire up, ignite, inflame, stir up, wake

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise

Narrower (hyponym)ferment

4. heat (change) gain heat or get hot

SamplesThe room heated up quickly.

ExamplesThe water heats

Synonymsheat up, hot up

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

Narrower (hyponym)fry, overheat

Antonymscool, chill, cool down

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