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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.
In its continuous efforts towards reducing the adverse impact of the imminent heat wave across different parts of the country, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with the Government of Andhra Pradesh is conducting a two-day national workshop on Preparedness, Mitigation and Management of Heat Wave in Vijaywada today.
A heat wave is a period of at least three consecutive days with a maximum temperature of more than 30[degrees]C and a minimum temperature of more than 18[degrees]C,' explains Hendrik Wouters, climatologist at the University of Ghent.
To examine how the length of a heat wave may have affected mortality, they looked at abnormally high temperatures lasting at least 2 days, at least 3 days, or at least 4 days.
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As southern Europe endured an August heat wave, nicknamed "Lucifer," that saw temperatures regularly exceed 100[degrees]F, and even 100[degrees]F in some places, The Lancet Planetary Health journal published a European Commission study suggesting that such extremes may be a sign of things to come.
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The latest heat wave has ended, and Eugene area residents can look forward to several days of sunny but not oppressive weather - until another brief heat wave arrives on Thursday.
ZHOB -- The sizzling, scorching and heat wave reached its climax that has disrupted the routine life as the mercury soared to 40 degrees Celsius here on Wednesday.
Whatever mechanism ultimately leads to the heat wave also leaves a fingerprint of sea surface temperature anomalies behind," McKinnon explains.
The Jazz Heat wave Relief Camps will be setup throughout the month of May, as and when required by the district government and threat updates shared by the Pakistan Meteorological Department," He further added.
K-Electric has asked city administration to ban all billboard lighting from mid April to August to minimize the impact of power shortfall due to Met Department's forecast of a high heat wave that would cause unprecedented losses in Karachi.