heat noun (TEMPERATURE)
- 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)
heat noun (RACE)
heat noun (ANIMAL)
heatverb [ I or T ]uk /hiːt/ us /hiːt/
- 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.