Hight v. t. & i. [imp. Hight, Hot p. p. Hight, Hote (░), Hoten (░). See Hote.]
1. To be called or named. [Archaic & Poetic.]
Note: ☞ In the form hight, it is used in a passive sense as a present, meaning is called or named, also as a preterite, was called or named. This form has also been used as a past participle. See Hote.
The great poet of Italy,
That highte Dante. --Chaucer.
Bright was her hue, and Geraldine she hight. --Surrey.
Entered then into the church the Reverend Teacher.
Father he hight, and he was, in the parish. --Longfellow.
Childe Harold was he hight. --Byron.
2. To command; to direct; to impel. [Obs.]
But the sad steel seized not where it was hight
Upon the child, but somewhat short did fall. --Spenser.
3. To commit; to intrust. [Obs.]
Yet charge of them was to a porter hight. --Spenser.
4. To promise. [Obs.]
He had hold his day, as he had hight. --Chaucer.
Hot imp. & p. p. of Hote. [Obs.]
Hot a. [Compar. Hotter superl. Hottest ]
1. Having much sensible heat; exciting the feeling of warmth in a great degree; very warm; -- opposed to cold, and exceeding warm in degree; as, a hot stove; hot water or air. “A hotvenison pasty.”
2. Characterized by heat, ardor, or animation; easily excited; firely; vehement; passionate; violent; eager.
Achilles is impatient, hot, and revengeful. --Dryden.
There was mouthing in hot haste. --Byron.
3. Lustful; lewd; lecherous.
4. Acrid; biting; pungent; as, hot as mustard.
Hot bed Iron Manuf., an iron platform in a rolling mill, on which hot bars, rails, etc., are laid to cool.
Hot wall Gardening, a wall provided with flues for the conducting of heat, to hasten the growth of fruit trees or the ripening of fruit.
Hot well Condensing Engines, a receptacle for the hot water drawn from the condenser by the air pump. This water is returned to the boiler, being drawn from the hot well by the feed pump.
In hot water (Fig.), in trouble; in difficulties. [Colloq.]
Syn: -- Burning; fiery; fervid; glowing; eager; animated; brisk; vehement; precipitate; violent; furious; ardent; fervent; impetuous; irascible; passionate; hasty; excitable.
Hote v. t. & i. [pres. & imp. Hatte Hot etc.; p. p. Hote, Hoten Hot, etc. See Hight, Hete.]
1. To command; to enjoin. [Obs.]
2. To promise. [Obs.]
3. To be called; to be named. [Obs.]
There as I was wont to hote Arcite,
Now hight I Philostrate, not worth a mite. --Chaucer.
adj 1: used of physical heat; having a high or higher than
desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or
causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove";
"hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room";
"she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead" [ant: cold]
2: characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement;
very intense; "the fighting became hot and heavy"; "a hot
engagement"; "a raging battle"; "the river became a raging
torrent" [syn: raging]
3: extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked
by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or
enthusiasm; "a hot temper"; "a hot topic"; "a hot new
book"; "a hot love affair"; "a hot argument" [ant: cold]
4: (color) bold and intense; "hot pink"
5: sexually excited or exciting; "was hot for her"; "hot pants"
6: recently stolen or smuggled; "hot merchandise"; "a hot car"
7: very fast; "a blistering pace"; "got off to a hot start";
"in hot pursuit"; "a red-hot line drive" [syn: blistering,
8: wanted by the police; "a hot suspect"
9: performed or performing with unusually great skill and
daring and energy; "a hot drummer"; "he's hot tonight"
10: having a piquant burning taste of spices or peppers;
"gingery Chinese food"; "hot peppers"; "hot curry"; "corn
chips with peppery salsa"; "spicy tomato sauce" [syn: gingery,
11: very popular or successful; "one of the hot young talents";
"cabbage patch dolls were hot last season"
12: very unpleasant or even dangerous; "make it hot for him";
"in the hot seat"; "in hot water"
13: newest or most recent; "news hot off the press"; "red-hot
information" [syn: red-hot]
14: having or bringing unusually good luck; "hot at craps"; "the
dice are hot tonight"
15: very good; often used in the negative; "he's hot at math but
not so hot at history"
16: newly made; "a hot scent"
17: capable of quick response and great speed; "a hot sports
18: having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm; "hot for
19: of a seeker; near to the object sought; "you're getting
warm"; "hot on the trail" [syn: warm]
20: having or dealing with dangerously high levels of
radioactivity; "hot fuel rods"; "a hot laboratory"
21: charged or energized with electricity; "a hot wire"; "a live
wire" [syn: live]
22: marked by excited activity; "a hot week on the stock market"
[also: hottest, hotter]