Translation of "heat" - English-Traditional 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 太陽/火的高溫
How do you manage to work in this heat without air conditioning? 在這種高溫且沒有空調的情況下你是如何得以工作的呢?
She always wore a coat, even in the heat of summer. 她總是穿著外套,甚至在炎熱的夏天也不例外。
Cook the meat on a high/low heat (= at a high/low temperature). 用高溫/低溫來烹調肉。

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? 暖氣開著嗎?

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. 像這麽大的房子暖氣費一定很不少。
Shall I heat up some soup for lunch? 午飯我是不是應該熱點湯呢?

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 (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)