hot Definition

  • 1having a high temperature, or feeling like it
  • 2having a strong, pungent, or spicy flavor
  • 3currently popular or in demand

Using hot: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "hot" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The soup is too hot to eat right now.

  • Example

    I'm feeling hot and sweaty after the workout.

  • Example

    This chili has a really hot flavor.

  • Example

    That new restaurant is so hot right now, everyone wants to go there.

  • Example

    She's wearing the hottest fashion trend of the season.

  • Example

    The debate over climate change is a hot topic these days.

hot Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for hot

Phrases with hot

  • hot under the collar

    to be very angry or agitated about something


    He got hot under the collar when he found out he didn't get the job.

  • a controversial or sensitive issue that is difficult to handle


    The issue of gun control is a political hot potato in the United States.

  • newly printed or published


    I just got the hot-off-the-press copy of the latest novel by my favorite author.


Summary: hot in Brief

The word 'hot' [hɒt] can refer to temperature, taste, or popularity. It can describe something with a high temperature or a spicy flavor, as well as something currently popular or in demand. Examples include 'The soup is too hot to eat right now,' and 'That new restaurant is so hot right now, everyone wants to go there.' Phrases like 'hot under the collar' denote anger, while 'hot potato' refers to a sensitive issue.

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