Meaning of "hot" in Essential English Dictionary


adjective uk /hɒt/ (hotter, hottest)

A1 very warm:

a hot summer’s day
a hot drink
→ Opposite cold adj
to be/feel hot

A1 to feel very warm:

I’m too hot in this jacket.
→ Opposite cold adj

B1 Hot food contains strong spices that cause a burning feeling in your mouth:

The sauce is very hot – be careful!
→ Opposite mild

(Definition of “hot” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)