heat-n; 8 Senses

Sense Number 1: energy in the form of molecular motion

Commentary: HEAT[+energy][+motion][+molecular] [+quantity][+measure][+temperature]

Intense heat is released by a thermonuclear explosion.
Water flowing around the engine enables dissipation of heat.
One of the tiles of the heat shield came off during re-entry of the atmosphere.
Cook the sauce over low heat.
Some of the plantation workers died of heat exhaustion. (temperature is too high)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: the physical sensation of warmth

Commentary: HEAT[+state][+physical][+sensation][+warmth]
NOTE: implies a recipient to experience the sensation of warmth

These chili peppers have more heat than those. (sensation of heat in the mouth)
This dish has a lot of heat, so try a small bite first to see if you like it.
The patient felt a sensation of heat through his arms.
She leaned against the horse and felt its animal heat through her thin coat.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: passion, emotional warmth

Commentary: HEAT[+quality][+emotional][+passion]

Few would dare use such words, even in the heat of anger.
John and Mary regretted what they'd done in the heat of the moment.
The heat of the discussion increased as more people joined in.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: state of estrus, sexual receptiveness

Commentary: HEAT[+state][+physical][+reproductive][+estrus]
NOTE: occurs often in the phrase 'in heat'

Sally's show dog is in heat and must not socialize right now with the neighborhood mutts.
When the mare is in heat, they will breed her with the prize-winning stallion.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 5: preliminary race in a sports competition

Commentary: HEAT[+event][+sports][+race][+preliminary]

John won his first two heats at the track event.
Sally and Sue are both competing in the 200-meter heat.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 6: utility service, system

Commentary: HEAT[+entity][+commodity][+service][+utility]

They shut the heat off to the building because the landlord had not paid the utility bills.
Heat and electricity have been off in the region for more than a week.
My rent does not include phone, heat or electricity.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 7: intense social pressure, coercion

Commentary: HEAT[+action][+social][+pressure][+intense]

Bob is feeling the heat at work these days to ship the new product.
A flurry of legal proceedings has turned up the heat in this dispute.
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2a

Sense Number 8: slang term for the police

Commentary: HEAT[+entity][+group][+people][+police]

Sammy said the heat had come around looking for John.
The robbers thought this ploy would get the heat off their trail.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 5a-2