heat wave

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heat wave

n.
A period of unusually hot weather.

heat wave

n
1. (Physical Geography) a continuous spell of abnormally hot weather
2. (Physical Geography) (not in technical use) an extensive slow-moving air mass at a relatively high temperature

heat′ wave`


n.
a period of abnormally hot weather.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heat wave - a wave of unusually hot weatherheat wave - a wave of unusually hot weather  
wave - a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures); "a heat wave"
Translations
مَوجَة حرارَه
teplá vlna
hedebølge
hõhullám
hitabylgja
teplá vlna
sıcak dalgası

heat

(hiːt) noun
1. the amount of hotness (of something), especially of things which are very hot. Test the heat of the water before you bath the baby.
2. 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.
3. the hottest time. the heat of the day.
4. anger or excitement. He didn't mean to be rude – he just said that in the heat of the moment.
5. 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.
verb
(sometimes with up) to make or become hot or warm. We'll heat (up) the soup; The day heats up quickly once the sun has risen.
ˈheated adjective
1. having been made hot. a heated swimming-pool.
2. showing anger, excitement etc. a heated argument.
ˈheatedly adverb
ˈheatedness noun
ˈheater noun
an apparatus which gives out heat in order to warm a room etc, or which heats water etc eg in a water-tank.
ˈheating noun
the system of heaters etc which heat a room, building etc. We turn the heating off in the summer.
heat wave
a period of very hot weather.
in/on heat
(of female animals) in a condition for mating.

see also hot.

heat wave

n ola de calor