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Inflections of 'hot' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
hotter
adj comparative
hottest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'hot' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
hots
v 3rd person singular
hotting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
hotted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
hotted
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
hot /hɑt/USA pronunciation   adj.,  hot•ter, hot•test, n. 
adj. 
  1. having or giving off heat;
    having a high temperature:hot coffee.
  2. Physiology having or causing a feeling of great bodily heat:[be + ~]He was hot with fever.
  3. peppery;
    spicy:Is this mustard hot?
  4. having or showing strong, intense, or violent feeling:[usually: before a noun]has a hot temper.
  5. Slang Terms
    • sexually aroused.
    • sexy;
      attractive.
  6. violent, furious, or intense:the hottest battle of the war.
  7. strong or fresh, as a scent or trail.
  8. new;
    fresh:news hot off the press.
  9. [ usually: be + ~] following very closely;
    close:The search party was hot on their trail.
  10. Informal Termsvery good:The movie was not so hot; a hot new idea.
  11. knowing a lot about something;
    expert:[be + ~ + on/at]She was pretty hot on computer programming.
  12. extremely intense:[before an adjective of color]a hot pink bathrobe.
  13. Informal Termscurrently popular or in demand:the hottest new styles of clothing.
  14. Slang Termsperforming well or winningly:He was on a hot streak (= He was winning because he was lucky).
  15. Slang Termsfunny;
    laughable;
    absurd:That's a hot one!
  16. Slang Terms
    • stolen recently or otherwise illegal and dangerous to possess:hot jewels.
    • [ usually: be + ~] wanted by the police.
    • [be + ~] dangerous;
      risky:That deal is too hot for me to handle.
    • [be + ~] unpleasant:The cops have made things hot for him.
  17. Informal Terms[ be + ~ + to + verb]eager:hot to get started.
  18. Electricityactively conducting an electric current or containing a high voltage:a hot wire.
  19. Physicsradioactive.

adv. 
  1. while hot:Serve the fish hot from the oven.

n. 
  1. Slang Termsthe hots, [plural] [~ (+ for + object)]strong sexual desire or attraction.
Idioms
  1. Idioms, Informal Terms(all) hot and bothered, [Informal.]excited, aroused, or confused and worried.
  2. Idioms, Informal Termshot and heavy, [Informal.]in an intense, vehement manner:arguing hot and heavy.
  3. Idiomshot under the collar, [Informal.]angry;
    upset.

hot•ness, n. [uncountable]]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
hot  (hot),USA pronunciation adj.,  hot•ter, hot•test, adv., v.,  hot•ted, hot•ting, n. 
adj. 
  1. having or giving off heat;
    having a high temperature:a hot fire; hot coffee.
  2. Physiologyhaving or causing a sensation of great bodily heat;
    attended with or producing such a sensation:He was hot with fever.
  3. creating a burning sensation, as on the skin or in the throat:This ointment is hot, so apply it sparingly.
  4. sharply peppery or pungent:Is this mustard hot?
  5. having or showing intense or violent feeling;
    ardent;
    fervent;
    vehement;
    excited:a hot temper.
  6. Informal Termshaving a strong enthusiasm;
    eager:a hot baseball fan.
  7. Slang Terms
    • Slang Termssexually aroused;
      lustful.
    • Slang Termssexy;
      attractive.
  8. violent, furious, or intense:the hottest battle of the war.
  9. strong or fresh, as a scent or trail.
  10. absolutely new;
    fresh:a dozen new mystery stories hot from the press.
  11. requiring immediate delivery or correspondence;
    demanding priority:The hot freight must be delivered by 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, or we'll lose the contract.
  12. Slang Termsskillful in a reckless or daring way:a hot pilot.
  13. following very closely;
    close:to be hot on the trail of a thief.
  14. (of colors) extremely intense:hot pink.
  15. Informal Termspopular and commercially successful;
    in demand;
    marketable:The Beatles were a hot group in the 1960s.
  16. Slang Termsextremely lucky, good, or favorable:A poker player has to have a hot hand to win the pot.
  17. Sport, Slang Terms[Slang.](in sports and games) playing well or winningly;
    scoring effectively:a hot pitcher.
  18. Slang Termsfunny;
    absurd:That's a hot one!
  19. Gamesclose to the object or answer that is being sought.
  20. Informal Termsextremely exciting or interesting;
    sensational or scandalous:a hot news story.
  21. Music and Dance[Jazz.]
    • (of music) emotionally intense, propulsive, and marked by aggressive attack and warm, full tone.
    • (of a musician) skilled in playing hot jazz.
  22. Informal Terms(of a vehicle) capable of attaining extremely high speeds:a hot new jet plane.
  23. Slang Terms
    • stolen recently or otherwise illegal and dangerous to possess:a hot diamond necklace.
    • wanted by the police.
    • dangerous.
  24. Informal Termsin the mood to perform exceedingly well, or rapidly, as during a burst of creative work:Finish writing that story while you're still hot.
  25. Electricityactively conducting an electric current or containing a high voltage:a hot wire.
  26. Physicsof, pertaining to, or noting radioactivity.
  27. Metallurgynoting any process involving plastic deformation of a metal at a temperature high enough to permit recrystallization due to the strain:hot working.
  28. Sport, Slang Termsget hot, [Slang.](in sports and games) to become very effective or successful;
    score or win repeatedly or easily.
  29. Informal Termshot and bothered, excited, aroused, or flustered:This mistake isn't worth getting hot and bothered about.Also,  all hot and bothered. 
  30. Idiomshot under the collar. See  collar (def. 16).
  31. Informal Terms, Idiomsmake it hot for, to make something unpleasant for;
    cause trouble for:Ever since their argument the principal has been making it hot for the new teacher.

adv. 
  1. in a hot manner;
    hotly.
  2. while hot:Garnish the potatoes with parsley and serve hot.
  3. Metallurgyat a temperature high enough to permit recrystallization:The wire was drawn hot.
  4. Informal Termshot and heavy, in an intense, vehement, or passionate manner:They argued hot and heavy for 20 minutes.

v.t., v.i. 
  1. British Terms[Chiefly Brit. Informal.]to heat;
    warm (usually fol. by up).

n. 
  1. Slang Termsthe hots, intense sexual desire or attraction.
hotly, adv. 
hotness, n. 
  • bef. 1000; 1920–25 for def. 23; Middle English ho(o)t, Old English hāt; cognate with Dutch heet, Old Norse heitr, Swedish het, Danish hed, German heiss
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged heated;
      fiery, burning, scorching;
      scalding, boiling;
      torrid, sultry.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged biting, piquant, sharp, spicy.
    • 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged fervid;
      fiery, passionate, intense, excitable, impetuous;
      angry, furious, irate, violent.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged cold.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
hot /hɒt/ adj (hotter, hottest)
  1. having a relatively high temperature
  2. having a temperature higher than desirable
  3. causing or having a sensation of bodily heat
  4. causing a burning sensation on the tongue: hot mustard, a hot curry
  5. expressing or feeling intense emotion, such as embarrassment, anger, or lust
  6. intense or vehement
  7. recent; fresh; new: a hot trial, hot from the press
  8. (of a ball) thrown or struck hard, and so difficult to respond to
  9. much favoured or approved: a hot tip, a hot favourite
  10. informal having a dangerously high level of radioactivity
  11. slang (of goods or money) stolen, smuggled, or otherwise illegally obtained
  12. slang (of people) being sought by the police
  13. (of a colour) intense; striking: hot pink
  14. close or following closely: hot on the scent
  15. informal at a dangerously high electric potential
  16. slang impressive or good of its kind (esp in the phrase not so hot)
  17. slang arousing great excitement or enthusiasm by inspired improvisation, strong rhythms, etc
  18. informal dangerous or unpleasant (esp in the phrase make it hot for someone)
  19. (in various searching or guessing games) very near the answer or object to be found
  20. (of a process) at a sufficiently high temperature for metal to be in a soft workable state
  21. Austral NZ informal (of a price, charge, etc) excessive
  22. hot oninformal very severe: the police are hot on drunk drivers
  23. particularly skilled at or knowledgeable about
  24. hot under the collarinformal aroused with anger, annoyance, etc
  25. in hot waterinformal in trouble, esp with those in authority
adv
  1. in a hot manner; hotly

See also hots, hot upEtymology: Old English hāt; related to Old High German heiz, Old Norse heitr, Gothic heito fever

ˈhotly adv ˈhotness n
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Collocations: hot [water, air, weather, food], the [water] is (too) hot, a hot [bath, shower, tub], more...

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