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heat

 (hēt)
n.
1. Physics
a. A form of energy associated with the kinetic energy of atoms or molecules and capable of being transmitted through solid and fluid media by conduction, through fluid media by convection, and through empty space by radiation.
b. The transfer of energy from one body to another as a result of a difference in temperature or a change in phase.
2. The sensation or perception of such energy as warmth or hotness.
3. An abnormally high bodily temperature, as from a fever.
4.
a. The condition of being hot.
b. A degree of warmth or hotness: The burner was on low heat.
5.
a. The warming of a room or building by a furnace or another source of energy: The house was cheap to rent, but the heat was expensive.
b. A furnace or other source of warmth in a room or building: The heat was on when we returned from work.
6. A hot season; a spell of hot weather.
7.
a. Intensity, as of passion, emotion, color, appearance, or effect.
b. The most intense or active stage: the heat of battle.
c. A burning sensation in the mouth produced by spicy flavoring in food.
8. Estrus.
9. One of a series of efforts or attempts.
10.
a. Sports & Games One round of several in a competition, such as a race.
b. A preliminary contest held to determine finalists.
11. Informal Pressure; stress.
12. Slang
a. An intensification of police activity in pursuing criminals.
b. The police. Used with the.
13. Slang Adverse comments or hostile criticism: Heat from the press forced the senator to resign.
14. Slang A firearm, especially a pistol.
v. heat·ed, heat·ing, heats
v.tr.
1. To make warm or hot.
2. To excite the feelings of; inflame.
3. Physics To increase the heat energy of (an object).
v.intr.
1. To become warm or hot.
2. To become excited emotionally or intellectually.
Phrasal Verb:
heat up Informal
To become acute or intense: "If inflation heats up, interest rates could increase" (Christian Science Monitor).

[Middle English hete, from Old English hǣtu; see kai- in Indo-European roots.]

heating

(ˈhiːtɪŋ)
n
1. (Building) a device or system for supplying heat, esp central heating, to a building
2. (Building) the heat supplied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heating - the process of becoming warmerheating - the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature
boiling - the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas
global warming - an increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere (especially a sustained increase that causes climatic changes)
induction heating - the heating of a conducting material caused by an electric current induced in it
overheating - excessive heating
radiant heating - heating a building by radiation from panels containing hot water or electrical heaters
temperature change - a process whereby the degree of hotness of a body (or medium) changes
melt, melting, thaw, thawing - the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid; "the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster"; "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours"
2.heating - utility to warm a buildingheating - utility to warm a building; "the heating system wasn't working"; "they have radiant heating"
boiler, steam boiler - sealed vessel where water is converted to steam
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
central heating - a heating system in which air or water is heated at a central furnace and sent through the building via vents or pipes and radiators
gas heat - heating system that burns natural gas
panel heating - heating system consisting of wall or floor or baseboard or ceiling panels containing electric conductors or heating pipes
radiator - heater consisting of a series of pipes for circulating steam or hot water to heat rooms or buildings
steam heat, steam heating - a heating system in which steam is generated in boilers and piped to radiators
utility - a facility composed of one or more pieces of equipment connected to or part of a structure and designed to provide a service such as heat or electricity or water or sewage disposal; "the price of the house included all utilities"
Translations
تَسْخينتَسْخِيـن
topení
opvarmning
lämmitys
grijanje
fûtés
hitun
暖房
가열
kúrenie
kurjava
värme
การทำให้อุ่น
ısıtmaısıtma sistemi
sự đốt nóng

heating

[ˈhiːtɪŋ]
A. Ncalefacción f
central heatingcalefacción central
B. CPD heating engineer Ntécnico/a m/f en calefacciones
heating plant Ninstalación m de calefacción
heating power Npoder m calorífico
heating system Nsistema m de calefacción

heating

[ˈhiːtɪŋ] nchauffage m
to turn down the heating → baisser le chauffageheating bill nfacture f de chauffageheating engineer nchauffagiste mfheating system nsystème m de chauffageheat-resistant [ˌhiːtrɪˈzɪstənt] adj [material] → résistant inv à la chaleur; [dish] → allant inv au fourheat-seeking [ˈhiːtsiːkɪŋ] adjguidé(e) par infrarougeheat source nsource f de chaleurheat stroke heatstroke [ˈhiːtstrəʊk] ncoup m de chaleur

heating

nHeizung f; (= act, of room, house) → (Be)heizen nt; (of substances)Erwärmen nt, → Erhitzen nt; what sort of heating do you have?was für eine Heizung haben Sie?

heating

:
heating apparatus
nHeizapparat m
heating element
nHeizelement nt
heating engineer
nHeizungsinstallateur(in) m(f)
heating pad
nHeizkissen nt
heating system
nHeizungssystem nt; (= apparatus)Heizungsanlage f

heating

[ˈhiːtɪŋ] nriscaldamento

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.

heating

تَسْخِيـن topení opvarmning Heizung θέρμανση calefacción lämmitys chauffage grijanje riscaldamento 暖房 가열 verwarming oppvarming ogrzewanie aquecimento нагревание värme การทำให้อุ่น ısıtma sự đốt nóng 暖气

heating

n calefacción f
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