Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Glowing hot; very hot.
  • adjective Heated, as with excitement, anger, or enthusiasm.
  • adjective Very recent; new.
  • noun A small, usually round red candy strongly flavored with cinnamon.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Red with heat; heated to redness: as, red-hot iron; red-hot balls.
  • Hence Extreme; violent; ardent: as, a red-hot political speech.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Red with heat; heated to redness. Hence, figuratively, excited; violent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Heated to the point that it glows with a visible red color.
  • adjective hyperbolic very hot
  • adjective Emotionally charged, especially with anger or enthusiasm.
  • adjective Having a very strong sexual appeal.
  • adjective Very fresh, new, recent and up to date.
  • noun dated, US Alternative spelling of red hot.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a frankfurter served hot on a bun
  • adjective very fast; capable of quick response and great speed
  • adjective newest or most recent
  • adjective glowing red with heat
  • adjective characterized by intense emotion or interest or excitement
  • adjective having strong sexual appeal

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Examples

  • Expectations for this company were red-hot, that is why we downgraded it, said BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis, who lowered his rating on the shares days before.

    Apple sales rise – but fail to soar

  • "Expectations for this company were red-hot, that is why we downgraded it," said BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis, who lowered his rating on the shares days before.

    Reuters: Top News

  • "Expectations for this company were red-hot, that is why we downgraded it," said BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis, who lowered his rating on the shares days before.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • "Expectations for this company were red-hot, that is why we downgraded it," said BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis, who lowered his rating on the shares days before.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • "Expectations for this company were red-hot, that is why we downgraded it," said BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis, who lowered his rating on the shares days before.

    Reuters: Top News

  • "Expectations for this company were red-hot, that is why we downgraded it," said BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis, who lowered his rating on the shares days before.

    Reuters: Top News

  • "Expectations for this company were red-hot, that is why we downgraded it," said BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis, who lowered his rating on the shares days before.

    Reuters: Top News

  • They reached the finals of the Pac-10 tournament before losing to a red-hot Washington squad, and they decisively outplayed Louisville 77-62 in their first-round NCAA Tournament game.

    California - Team Notes

  • SINGAPORE—Private home sales in Singapore rose 29% in April from a month earlier, in a sign that recent government measures to cool the city-state's red-hot property market have yet to temper strong underlying demand.

    Singapore Private Home Sales Keep Rising

  • A log in the fire spit, sending up a spray of red-hot ash.

    Haven

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