When the temperature of something or someone goes up, you can use the word "hot."
- Be careful! This pan is hot.
- It's really hot today. The temperature is 96 degrees.
- I feel really hot.
- It's too hot!
You can also use the adjective "hot" in other ways. When something is "hot," it might be really popular:
- Tablet computers are hot right now.
- This toy is so hot, the store can't keep it on the shelves.
- That's a very hot color. Many people are using it for the exterior of their homes.
When "hot" is used for a person, it means that person is attractive:
- She's so hot! Do you know who she is?
- The girls in the classroom think Justin Bieber is hot.
- Jennifer Lopez still looks hot. She's a hottie! (The word "hottie" is the noun that's used to describe at attractive person.)
However, the word "hot" is also used when something is stolen.
- The police think this car might be hot.
- Tony bought some hot stereo equipment from a guy in the parking lot.
- The pawnshop was selling hot merchandise, so the city closed it down.
Finally, the word "hot" means that food is spicy:
- Many items at a Thai restaurant are hot.
- Do you like hot and spicy food?
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