Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A day or series of days of unusually hot weather; a hot wave; a broad area of descending wind, dynamically warmed by compression, moving eastward over the United States and often occupying several days in its transit.
- n. In physical, an ether-wave capable, by the transformation of the energy of the vibratory disturbance into heat, of raising the temperature of bodies placed in its path. All ether-waves are heat-waves, but the term is usually applied to the longer waves of the spectrum, because these alone possess, in general, sufficient energy to produce a noticeable heating effect See
heat, n., 2.
“The heat-wave at the end of September also brought unwelcome summertime smog to the UK and set a new pollution record for October.”
“Council to dig into heat-wave power outages (WTOP)”
“Fenty hasn't signed bill banning heat-wave power shutoffs (WJLA-TV)”
“The most challenging aspect of this stage could be the weather, with heat-wave conditions common in the region this time of year.”
“One clue that is likely to jump out at any weather geek comes from the way the storms were oriented as they traveled from northwest to southeast ahead of the heat-wave busting cold front.”
“It was the fourth time this summer that Washington's temperatures have met the three-day heat-wave standard.”
“No-one can say with certainty that events such as the flooding in Pakistan, the unprecedented weather episodes in some parts of the U.S., the heat-wave and drought in Russia, or the floods and landslides in Northern China, were influenced by climate change.”
“Stray Dog takes place during an unprecedented heat-wave and you can literally feel the steam rising from the city streets.”
“And, despite the mini heat-wave we've been experiencing, life is good.”
“In Vence, despite a heat-wave (even the locals are terming it this), I just had to visit the city's famous Matisse Chapelle – or Matisse “cathedral” as Sylvia Plath, with touching American enthusiasm, termed it when she visited over the new year of 1956.”
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