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 ?
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In recent weeks, climate scientists have monitored a freak heat wave in the Canadian Arctic, droughts around Harare and Chennai and forest fires across southern France that have sent holidaymakers fleeing from their burning campgrounds.
A vast and intense heat wave is underway in Europe as an unusually strong area of high pressure, also known as a "heat dome," tightens its grip across much of the continent.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued red colour warning during hot weather season of 2019 due to prolonged spells of heat wave & severe heat wave over northwest & central parts of India.
KARACHI -- A total of 60 participants received heat wave management training organized jointly by Pakistan Red Crescent Sindh (PRCS) and World Food Programme to train the trainers (ToT).
KARACHI -- Following its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Hamdard Pakistan, as usual, has started a heat wave campaign in Karachi from July 1, 2019 to save people from heat wave and possible sun-stroke by providing them chilled Rooh Afza on roads.
South Koreans began rushing to major beaches and wooded valleys Saturday as a summer heat wave gripped the nation.
Summary: The Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute has warned of a heat wave set to begin Monday.
According to Met Office, this heat wave in Karachi will persist till June 15 for two days further.
The Met statement also further warned about a heat wave to arise in Karachi and surrounding areas in the aftermath of the cyclone.
Summary: New Delhi [India], June 11 (ANI): Delhi and its nearby areas such as Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad and Ghaziabad continue to experience heat wave on Tuesday, with India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicting the maximum temperature at 46 degree Celsius.