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hot

1. having a relatively high temperature
2. Ball games (of a ball) thrown or struck hard, and so difficult to respond to
3. Informal having a dangerously high level of radioactivity
4. (of a colour) intense; striking
5. Informal at a dangerously high electric potential
6. Physics having an energy level higher than that of the ground state
7. Jazz slang arousing great excitement or enthusiasm by inspired improvisation, strong rhythms, etc.
8. (in various searching or guessing games) very near the answer or object to be found
9. Metallurgy (of a process) at a sufficiently high temperature for metal to be in a soft workable state

Hot

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

The signs are numbered from 1 to 12 according to their order in the zodiac (e.g., from Aries, 1, to Pisces, 12). Hot and cold made up one of the sets of categories utilized in premodern physics, and the ancients classified all odd-numbered signs (all fire and air signs) as hot. Traditionally, the Sun and Mars were also considered to be hot, while Jupiter and Venus were regarded as warm (an intermediate category). The terms hot and cold are rarely used in modern astrology.

What does it mean when you dream about being hot?

Passion, warm feelings. If something in a dream is so hot that it burns, it can indicate painful feelings. Also note various idiomatic uses of hot, such as “hot headed,” “being in hot water,” the “hot seat,” and “hot air.”

hot

[hät]
(electricity)
(physics)
Having or charged with high energy, such as high thermal energy or a high level of radioactivity.

hot

Active; used; in operation. See hot topics and trends, hot backup, hot definition, hot desking, hot docking, hot file, hot fix, hot link, hot restart, hot spare, hot standby and hot swap.
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IF YOU'VE got a bit hot under the collar in work this week, spare a thought for these guys.
Det Supt Bobby Singleton appears to have several women - and a few men - hot under the collar. And they have dubbed him #officerhotstuff while responding to his photos on the PSNI Facebook site.
ONCE again, people are getting hot under the collar over Boris Johnson''s latest pronouncement.
SIR - Some of your correspondents seem to get hot under the collar at the correct spelling of the name of the village of Farteg.
Yes, after several weeks of seeing D-list celebs getting very hot under the collar while attempting to prepare sumptuous dishes, we're about to find out which of them has stood the kitchen heat better than the rest.
And there will be those who get hot under the collar because it's simply too sunny for comfort.
Of course, football is a passionate game, long may it remain so, and of course, it's natural to get hot under the collar about what folk see as injustices, but this is the essence of sport and contrary to what Nigel Clough says it is more mature to turn the other cheek and walk away.
But the organisers have got hot under the collar, after one firm produced spoof T-shirts backing four sports that won't appear in the Games but sadly too many Glaswegians already excel in - pool, darts, beer drinking and TV watching.
And he said there is no need to get hot under the collar and shout at staff like many of the nastier celeb chefs do.
Anyone can make a mistake, and in this case the cops got it wrong, but what got me hot under the collar is not the false accusation, but the fact that the alleged offence had taken place only an hour earlier and for the paltry sum of 20 quid.
If you start getting hot under the collar the minute you enter the lingerie department, or if basques, balconettes and bustiers bring you out in a cold sweat, help is at hand.
If I read another article describing him in glowing terms as a future England manager I'll get so hot under the collar I might spontaneously combust.