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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


Synonymswarmth


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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