Translation of "heat" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /hiːt/ us /hiːt/

heat noun (TEMPERATURE)

B1 [ S or U ] the quality of being hot or warm, or the temperature of something

the heat of the sun/fire 太阳/火的高温
How do you manage to work in this heat without air conditioning? 在这种高温且没有空调的情况下你是如何得以工作的呢?
She always wore a coat, even in the heat of summer. 她总是穿着外套,甚至在炎热的夏天也不例外。
Cook the meat on a high/low heat (= at a high/low temperature). 用高温/低温来烹调肉。

More examples

  • Turn the oven to a low heat.
  • Firefighters were driven back by the heat of the flames.
  • A greenhouse stays warm because the glass traps the heat of the sun.
  • Let the liquid come to the boil and then reduce the heat.
  • The flowers were drooping in the heat.

heat noun (IN BUILDING)

A2 [ U ] US also mainly UK heating the system that keeps a building warm

Is the heat on? 暖气开着吗?

heat noun (RACE)

[ C ] a less important race or competition in which it is decided who will compete in the final event


heat noun (ANIMAL)

on heat UK US in heat

An animal that is in heat is in a state of sexual excitement and ready to breed.


heatverb [ I or T ]

uk /hiːt/ us /hiːt/

B2 to make something hot or warm, or to become hot or warm

A large house like this must be expensive to heat. 像这么大的房子取暖费一定很不少。
Shall I heat up some soup for lunch? 午饭我是不是应该热点汤呢?

More examples

  • She's too miserly to heat the house properly.
  • The fire heats the room up within minutes.
  • The room was heated by a wood-burning stove.
  • If you heat water to 100°C it turns to steam.
  • Some kinds of plastic become pliable if they're heated.

(Translation of “heat” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)