Translation of "heat" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /hiːt/ us /hit/

B1 [ no plural ] the quality of being hot or warm

the heat of his body

B1 the temperature of something

Cook over a low heat.
the heat

B1 hot weather or hot conditions

el calor
I’d rather stay indoors – I don’t like the heat.

[ no plural ] US UK heating the system that keeps a building warm

I’m coldturn up the heat.

a competition, especially a race, that decides who will be in the final event

prueba clasificatoria
verb uk /hiːt/ us /hit/ also heat up

to make something become hot or warm

I’ll just heat up some soup.

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


noun /hiːt/

the amount of hotness (of something), especially of things which are very hot

calor; temperatura
Test the heat of the water before you bath the baby.

the warmth from something which is hot

The heat from the fire will dry your coat
the effect of heat on metal
the heat of the sun.

the hottest time

el momento de más calor, el momento más caluroso
the heat of the day.

anger or excitement

furia, ira
He didn’t mean to be rude – he just said that in the heat of the moment.

in a sports competition etc, one of two or more contests from which the winners go on to take part in later stages of the competition

Having won his heat, he is going through to the final.
heated adjective

having been made hot

a heated swimming-pool.

showing anger, excitement etc

a heated argument.
heatedly adverb

heatedness noun

heater noun

an apparatus which gives out heat in order to warm a room etc , or which heats water etc in a water-tank

an electric heater.
heating noun

the system of heaters etc which heat a room, building etc

We turn the heating off in the summer.

a period of very hot weather

ola de calor
The country was in the middle of a heatwave.
in/on heat

(of female animals) in a condition for mating

en celo
When these animals are in heat, they can be dangerously aggressive.
see also hot.

(Translation of “heat” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)