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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
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(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.

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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.”

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Having or charged with high energy, such as high thermal energy or a high level of radioactivity.
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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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This gave him the invaluable experience of performing in front of large audiences following which he joined up with three accomplished musicians to form the band Hothead. Hothead incorporated all of Stephen's musical influences and was given a new slant with the help of guitarist and songwriter Simon Iredale, drummer Andrew Pickervance and bassist David Brindley.
Close followers of bookings markets over recent seasons willl no doubt have their favourites for what looks a wide-open Hotheads index, which will be `won' by the player whose bookings points total is the highest over the Premiership season, while the Crazy Cats market depends as much on the defence in front of the custodian as the man himself.
You're finished!'" Fellow hothead Cassano watched on with interest as Balotelli got himself involved in another ugly incident.
LIAM Ridgewell has vowed to keep his temper in check against Blues insisting: "I'm no hothead."
A hothead who left his partner black and blue has been spared jail ( after she asked the judge to show him mercy.
It is this hothead minority I am concerned about.'' A spokeswoman for the Countryside Alliance said, ``We want to take our message to Parliament.
ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC is a hothead whose father reckoned he would become a criminal or kickboxer.
Hothead Mujahid Hussain clashed with lifeguards who stopped him riding a quad bike on Blyth beach.
Waiting Villa fans began an insulting chant about the player, whose hothead reputation on the pitch has regularly landed him in trouble with referees.