- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)In. high temperature (see heat); passion, rage, vehemence; rut, mating period. See sex, excitement. Ant., cold.IIQuality of warmthNouns1. heat, caloric; warmth, ardor, fervor, fervency; incalescence, incandescence; flush, glow; temperature, fever; white heat, blood or body heat, fever heat; thermal energy; specific heat; heat of fusion, heat of vaporization; melting point (see liquefaction).2. (cause of fire) fire, spark, scintillation, flash, combustion, flame, blaze; bonfire, campfire, smudge, forest fire, brand, wildfire, sheet of fire, lambent flame; devouring element; sun; fireworks, pyrotechnics; ashes, cinders.3. (hot weather) torridity, hot weather, [mid]summer, dogdays; heat wave, hot spell, sirocco, simoom; Indian summer; global warming, greenhouse effect.4. (study or measurement of heat) thermology, thermotics, thermodynamics, thermometer, thermostat, calorimeter; thermal unit, British thermal unit, BTU; kelvin, celsius, centigrade, calorie, Fahrenheit; adiabatic process, thermal expansion; first or second law of thermodynamics, kinetic theory of heat, law of heat exchange. Informal, mercury, glass. See5. (heating device) heating, calefaction, convection; heater, stove, range, cooktop, [convection or microwave] oven; [forced] hot air, steam heat, hot water, radiator, register; blast furnace, electric furnace, heat pump, heat exchange[r]; kiln; crematorium; forge, crucible, alembic; Bunsen burner; [acetylene or butane] torch, electric welder; crematory, pyre; incinerator; fireplace, hearth, grate, fender, fire screen; brazier, German or Holland fireplace or stove, Franklin stove; bed warmer, electric blanket, heating pad; chafing dish; heliostat; heat engine; heat sink.6. see fuel.7. hell, blast furnace, hot tub, sauna, steam room. Slang, hell-hole.Verbs1. heat, warm [up], reheat; be hot, glow, flush, sweat, swelter, bask, smoke, reek, stew, simmer, seethe, boil, broil; go up in smoke; smolder; parch, fume, pant; thaw; cook (see food).2. ignite, set on fire, enkindle; burn, blaze, flame, char, burn to a crisp; cremate. Slang, torch.Adjectives1. hot, warm; mild, genial; tepid, lukewarm, unfrozen; thermal, thermic, calorific; fervent, fervid, feverish; ardent, aglow; red-hot, white-hot, piping-hot; like a furnace or oven; hot as fire, like the fires of Hell.2. sunny, torrid, tropical, estival, canicular; close, sultry, stifling, stuffy, sweltering, suffocating, oppressive; reeking; baking.3. fiery, incandescent, incalescent; candent, glowing, smoking; on fire; blazing, in flames, alight, afire, ablaze; smoldering, in a glow, feverish, in a sweat; blood-hot, warm as toast; volcanic, plutonic, igneous; isothermal, isothermic.4. microwavable.Phrases — cold hands, warm heart.Quotations — If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen (Harry S. Truman), Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself (Shakespeare).Antonyms, see cold.II(Roget's IV) n.1. [Warmth]Syn. hotness, warmth, warmness, calefaction, calidity, torridity, high temperature, hot wind, heat wave, fever, hot weather, temperature, incandescence, tepidity, incalescence, sultriness, red heat, white heat, torridness, tropical heat, dog days*; see also warmth , weather .Ant. cold*, frost, frigidity.2. [Fervor]Syn. ardor, passion, excitement; see deSire 2 , enthusiasm 1 .3. [Anger]4. [A section of a race]Syn. run, course, trial, qualifier; see race 3 .5. [Sources of heat]Syn. flame, fire, radiation, radioactivity, atomic energy, solar energy; see also energy 3 , fire 1 .v.1. [To make hot]Syn. cook, warm, fire, heat up, burn, enflame, inflame, kindle, enkindle, calcine, calefy, tepefy, subject to heat, put on the fire, make hot, make warm, calorify, smelt, scald, flush, carbonize, thaw, mull, boil, char, superheat, roast, chafe, seethe, oxidate, toast, oxidize, set fire to, melt, cauterize, sun, reheat, steam, incinerate, sear, singe, scorch, fuse, raise the temperature of, liquefy, gasify, fry, frizzle, use a blowtorch on, turn on the heat; see also burn 2 , cook , ignite .Ant. cool*, freeze, reduce the temperature.2. [To become hot]Syn. glow, warm up, rise in temperature, become fevered, become feverish, grow hot, incandesce, blaze, flame, flush, seethe, burst into flame, kindle, ignite, liquefy, gasify, thaw, swelter, perspire, reek, begin to pant, record a higher temperature, reach a higher thermal register; see also boil 1 , burn 1 , sweat 1 .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.1. high temperature warmth, hotness, fever, fire, torridity, sultriness.2. anger passion, rage, ardor, zeal, fervor, intensity, excitement, vehemence.ANT.: 1. coldness, frigidity. 2. indifference, apathy, coolnessIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Intense warmth: fervor, hotness, torridity, torridness. See HOT. 2. Intensity of feeling or reaction: excitation, excitement, warmth. See EXCITE, FEELINGS, HOT. 3. A regular period of sexual excitement in female mammals: estrus, rut2, season. See SEX. 4. Slang. A member of a law-enforcement agency: bluecoat, finest, officer, patrolman, patrolwoman, peace officer, police, policeman, police officer, policewoman. Informal: cop, law. Slang: bull1, copper, flatfoot, fuzz, gendarme, man (often uppercase). Chiefly British: bobby, constable, peeler. See LAW.
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