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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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