English - Pronunciation
- enPR: hēt, IPA(key): /hiːt/
- Rhymes: -iːt
English - Etymology 1
From Middle English hete, from Old English hǣte, hǣtu (“heat, warmth; fervor, ardor”), from Proto-Germanic *haitį̄ (“heat”), from Proto-Indo-European *kÀit- (“heat; hot”). Cognate with Scots hete (“heat”), North Frisian hiet (“heat”), Old High German heizī (“heat”). Related also to Dutch hitte (“heat”), German Hitze (“heat”), Swedish hetta (“heat”), Icelandic hita (“heat”).
(uncountable) Thermal energy.
2007, James Shipman, Jerry Wilson, Aaron Todd, An Introduction to Physical Science: Twelfth Edition, pages 106–108:
- Heat and temperature, although different, are intimately related. [...] For example, suppose you added equal amounts of heat to equal masses of iron and aluminum. How do you think their temperatures would change? […] if the temperature of the iron increased by 100 C°, the corresponding temperature change in the aluminum would be only 48 C°.
- 2007, James Shipman, Jerry Wilson, Aaron Todd, An Introduction to Physical Science: Twelfth Edition, pages 106–108:
English - Etymology 2
- To cause an increase in temperature of an object or space; to cause something to become hot (often with "up").
- To excite or make hot by action or emotion; to make feverish.
- To excite ardour in; to rouse to action; to excite to excess; to inflame, as the passions.
- To arouse, to excite (sexually).