Definition of Red-hot

1. Adjective. Having strong sexual appeal. "A toothsome blonde in a tight dress"

Exact synonyms: Juicy, Luscious, Toothsome, Voluptuous
Similar to: Sexy
Derivative terms: Voluptuousness

2. Adjective. Newest or most recent. "Red-hot information"
Exact synonyms: Hot
Similar to: New

3. Adjective. Characterized by intense emotion or interest or excitement. "Sizzling political issues"
Exact synonyms: Sizzling
Similar to: Hot

4. Adjective. Glowing red with heat.
Similar to: Hot

5. Adjective. Very fast; capable of quick response and great speed. "A red-hot line drive"
Exact synonyms: Blistering, Hot
Similar to: Fast

Definition of Red-hot

1. Adjective. Heated to the point that it glows with a visible red color. ¹

2. Adjective. (hyperbolic) very hot ¹

3. Adjective. Emotionally charged, especially with anger or enthusiasm. ¹

4. Adjective. Having a very strong sexual appeal. ¹

5. Adjective. Very fresh, new, recent and up to date. ¹

6. Noun. (dated US) (alternative spelling of red hot) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Red-hot

red-eared slider
red-eared sliders
red-eyed vireo
red-faced cormorant
red-flowered silky oak
red-green color blindness
red-green colour blindness
red-green dichromacy
red-hot poker
red-lead putty
red-legged partridge
red-legged tinamou
red-legged tinamous
red-letter day
red-letter days
red-letter edition
red-light camera

Literary usage of Red-hot

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text-book of Mineralogy: With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and by Edward Salisbury Dana, William Ebenezer Ford (1922)
"Yellow Molybdenum, yellowish green in OF, hot, paler on cooling — (in RF, Vanadium, chrome-green in RF. cold — (brownish red, hot). In OF, dark yellow, hot, ..."

2. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1868)
"red-hot SHOT are cannon-balls heated to redness, and fired from cannon at shipping, magazines, wooden buildings, &c., to combine destruction by fire with ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1904)
"It is not hardened by heating red hot and plunging into water. At 3oo°-4oo°C. it is as soft as lead and the irregular sticks can be easily hammered ..."

4. Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"They were brought red hot to table, the porter was poured into them in that state, and it was a pleasure to see with what alarm an inexperienced guest ..."

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