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
References in classic literature ?
In the Berryessa Valley, the shimmering heat waves made their eyes ache, and their heads; so that they traveled on in the early morning and late afternoon.
Meanwhile, the Shubra first police station installed new air conditioners inside its detention cells after three prisoners died due to poor ventilation and the heat wave, the Qaliubiya security director told MENA.
Summary: The ongoing heat wave has caused the deaths of tens of thousands of chickens, hindered this season's fruit harvest, and pushed livestock farms to try to control temperatures to prevent mortality.
ISLAMABAD -- Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Mushahidullah Khan on Thursday warned of more extreme heat wave incidents in future in different parts of the country, particularly urban areas.
ISLAMABAD -- Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Mushahidullah Khan, has warned of more extreme heat wave incidents in future in different parts of the country, particularly urban areas.
Amman, July 16 (Petra) -- The sweltering heat wave that hit France earlier this month was responsible for the deaths of 700 people, French Ministry of Health, Marisol Touraine, confirmed on Thursday.
Elderly people, children, those with pre-existing cardiovascular or respiratory conditions and people who live alone or work outdoors are all particularly susceptible to the effects of a heat wave, \"A direct societal impact of heat is death,\" the U.
Pakistan's financial capital of Karachi is wilting in a four-day heat wave that has killed more than 780 people, a health charity said on Wednesday, as the government declared a holiday in the city to encourage people to stay home and cool off.
Yet it's the deadliest heat wave to hit India since at least 1998 and, by some accounts, the fourth- or fifth-deadliest worldwide since 1900.
YENy DELHy (CyHAN)- Northwest India is likely to see occasional storms over the next few days, following a week of heat wave, although central India and southeast states of Andhra Telangana may have to wait for a few more days for rain, said meteorological officials.
NEW DELHI May 26 (KUNA) -- Death toll in two south Indian states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh due to the scorching heat wave has crossed 750 people.
The heat wave gripped Rajasthan, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Bihar and Chhattisgarh.