Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “temperature”

temperature

noun
 
 
/ˈtemprətʃər/
A2 [C, U] how hot or cold something is: The room's kept at a temperature of around 20°C. Last night the temperature dropped to below freezing.Measurements of temperatureHot and heatSultriness and humidity
sb's temperature A2 how hot or cold someone's body is: The doctor examined him and took his temperature (= measured his temperature).Measurements of temperatureDisease and illness - general words
have a temperature to be hotter than usual because you are sickColds and fluFevers and infectious diseases
(Definition of temperature from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “temperature” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bright spark

a person who is intelligent, and full of energy and enthusiasm

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More