hot vs neat what difference

what is difference between hot and neat

English

Alternative forms

  • (physically attractive): hawt (slang, especially Internet), hott (slang, especially Internet)

Etymology

From Middle English hot, hat, from Old English hāt (hot, fervent, fervid, fierce), from Proto-Germanic *haitaz (hot), from Proto-Indo-European *kay- (hot; to heat). Cognate with Scots hate, hait (hot), North Frisian hiet (hot), Saterland Frisian heet (hot), West Frisian hjit (hot), Dutch heet (hot), Low German het (hot), German Low German heet (hot), German heiß (hot), Danish hed (hot), Swedish het (hot), Icelandic heitur (hot).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: hŏt, IPA(key): /hɒt/
  • Rhymes: -ɒt
  • (General American) enPR: hät, IPA(key): /hɑt/

Adjective

hot (comparative hotter, superlative hottest)

  1. (of an object) Having a high temperature.
    • There was also hairdressing: hairdressing, too, really was hairdressing in those times — no running a comb through it and that was that. It was curled, frizzed, waved, put in curlers overnight, waved with hot tongs; [].
  2. (of the weather) Causing the air to be hot.
  3. (of a person or animal) Feeling the sensation of heat, especially to the point of discomfort.
  4. (of a temper) Easily provoked to anger.
  5. Feverish.
  6. (of food) Spicy, pungent, piquant, as some chilis and other spices are.
  7. (informal) Very good, remarkable, exciting. [from the 19thc.]
  8. Stolen. [from the 20thc.]
  9. (not comparable) Electrically charged.
  10. (informal) Radioactive. [from the 20thc.]
  11. (slang, of a person) Very physically and/or sexually attractive.
  12. (slang) Sexual or sexy; involving sexual intercourse or sexual excitement.
  13. (slang) Sexually aroused; randy.
  14. (slang, with for) Attracted to.
  15. Popular; in demand.
  16. Of great current interest; provoking current debate or controversy.
    a hot topic
  17. Very close to finding or guessing something to be found or guessed.
  18. Performing strongly; having repeated successes.
    • 1938, Harold M. Sherman, “Shooting Stars,” Boys’ Life (March 1938), Published by Boy Scouts of America, p.5:
      “Keep going! You’re hot tonight!” urged Wally.
    • 2002, Peter Krause & Andy King, Play-By-Play Golf, First Avenue Editions, p.55:
      The ball lands on the fairway, just a couple of yards in front of the green. “Nice shot Sarah! You’re hot today!” Jenny says.
  19. Fresh; just released.
    • 1960, Super Markets of the Sixties: Findings, recommendations.- v.2. The plans and sketches, Super Market Institute, p.30:
      A kid can stand in the street and sell newspapers, if the headlines are hot.
    • 2000, David Cressy, Travesties and transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England: tales of discord and dissension, Oxford University Press, p.34:
      Some of these publications show signs of hasty production, indicating that they were written while the news was hot.
  20. Uncomfortable, difficult to deal with; awkward, dangerous, unpleasant.
  21. (slang) Used to emphasize the short duration or small quantity of something
  22. (slang) Characterized by police presence or activity.
  23. (slang, of a draft/check) Not covered by funds on account.
  24. (of ammunition) This term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

Quotations

  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:hot.

Synonyms

  • (having a high temperature): heated; see also Thesaurus:hot
  • (of the weather): baking, boiling, boiling hot, sultry, sweltering
  • (feeling the sensation of heat): baking, boiling, boiling hot
  • (feverish): feverish, having a temperature
  • (spicy): piquant, spicy, tangy
  • (slang: stolen): stolen
  • (electrically charged): live
  • (radioactive): radioactive
  • (slang: physically or sexually attractive): attractive, beautiful, cute, fit, foxy, gorgeous, handsome, hunky, lush, pretty, sexy, studly, tasty, yummy
  • (of a draft/check): rubber, bad

Antonyms

  • (having a high temperature): chilled, chilly, cold, cold as ice, freezing, freezing cold, frigid, glacial, ice-cold, icy
  • (of the weather): cold, freezing, freezing cold, icy
  • (feeling the sensation of heat): freezing, freezing cold
  • (spicy): bland, mild
  • (electrically charged): neutral, dead
  • (slang): lifeless

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

hot (third-person singular simple present hots, present participle hotting, simple past and past participle hotted)

  1. (with up) To heat; to make or become hot.
  2. (with up) To become lively or exciting.
    • 2018 “Clean Slate”, Wentworth
      Turf war’s hotting up.

Synonyms

  • hot up; heat, heat up

Anagrams

  • -oth, OTH, o’th’, oth, tho, tho’, thô

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɦɔt/
  • Hyphenation: hot
  • Rhymes: -ɔt

Etymology 1

Unknown.

Adjective

hot (comparative hoter, superlative hotst)

  1. (nautical) right, on the right side
    Synonym: rechts
Derived terms
  • van hot naar her
See also
  • stuurboord

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English hot.

Adjective

hot (comparative hotter, superlative hotst)

  1. (informal) hot, popular
  2. (informal) hot, sexy, attractive
Inflection

Ingrian

Etymology

Borrowed from Russian хоть (xotʹ).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhot/

Conjunction

hot

  1. though

Particle

hot

  1. Used to make a pronoun, adverb or determiner indefinite

References

  • Vitalij Chernyavskij (2005) Ižoran keel (Ittseopastaja)[2]

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • hoth, whote
  • hate, hatte (northern)

Etymology

From Old English hāt.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɔːt/, /hɔt/

Adjective

hot

  1. hot

Noun

hot (uncountable)

  1. hotness

Descendants

  • English: hot
  • Scots: hat, hait, hate
  • Yola: hoat, hote

References

  • “hō̆t, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
  • “hō̆t, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Pennsylvania German

Verb

hot

  1. third-person singular present indicative of hawwe

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈxot/, [ˈxot̪]

Adjective

hot (plural hot or hots)

  1. hot; sexy

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish hōt n, from Old Norse hót n pl, from Proto-Germanic *hwōtō (threat), cognate with Gothic ???????????????? f (ƕōta). Related to *hwētaną (to attack, stab).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /huːt/

Noun

hot n

  1. a threat

Declension

Related terms

  • bombhot
  • hota
  • hotbild
  • hotbrev
  • hotfull
  • hotande
  • mordhot
  • terrorhot

Westrobothnian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /huːt/, [hɯ́ᵝːt]
    Rhymes: -úːt

Etymology 1

Compare Icelandic hót, contraction of Old Norse hvat.

Noun

hot m

  1. A whit, a bit.
    n litn hot

    a little bit, a little piece

Etymology 2

Ablaut of Icelandic hvata (to sting, jab,) dialectal Norwegian hvæta (to jab,) and related to gwätt, wäti.

Noun

hot n (nominative & accusative definite singular hote)

  1. A sting, pang.
    ja hav söm e hot ått brösten

    I feel a sting in my chest.


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /niːt/
  • Rhymes: -iːt

Etymology 1

From Middle English *nete, net, nette (> Modern net “after deductions, unadulterated”), from Anglo-Norman neit (good, desireable, clean), a variant of Old French net, nette (“clean, clear, pure”; from Latin nitidus (gleaming), from niteō (I shine)).

Adjective

neat (comparative neater, superlative neatest)

  1. Clean, tidy; free from dirt or impurities.
    • Then his sallow face brightened, for the hall had been carefully furnished, and was very clean. ¶ There was a neat hat-and-umbrella stand, and the stranger’s weary feet fell soft on a good, serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock-paper on the walls.
  2. Free from contaminants; unadulterated, undiluted. Particularly of liquor and cocktails; see usage below.
    • 1595, George Peele, The Old Wives’ Tale, The Malone Society Reprints, 1908, lines 464-465,[2]
      A cup of neate wine of Orleance,
      That never came neer the brewers of England.
    • 1756, David Garrick, Catharine and Petruchio, London: J. & R. Tonson and S. Draper, Prologue,[3]
      From this same Head, this Fountain-head divine,
      For different Palates springs a different Wine!
      In which no Tricks, to strengthen, or to thin ’em—
      Neat as imported—no French Brandy in em’—
    • 1932, Winston Churchill, Painting as a Pastime, New York: Cornerstone Library, 1965,[4]
      At one side of the palette there is white, at the other black; and neither is ever used ‘neat.’
  3. (chemistry) Conditions with a liquid reagent or gas performed with no standard solvent or cosolvent.
  4. (archaic) With all deductions or allowances made; net.
    • 1720, William Bond, The History of the Life and Adventures of Mr. Duncan Campbell, London: E. Curll, Chapter 4, pp. 55-56,[5]
      Why without telling the least title of Falshood, within the space of the last Week’s Play, the Gains of Count Cog, really amounted to no less than Twenty Thousand Pounds Sterling neat Money.
    • 1752, David Hume, Political Discourses, Edinburgh: A. Kincaid & A. Donaldson, Discourse 5, p. 81,[6]
      Dr. Swift [] says, in his short view of the state of Ireland, that the whole cash of that kingdom amounted to 500,000 l. that out of this they remitted every year a neat million to England, and had scarce any other source to compensate themselves from []
    • 1793, John Brand, The Alteration of the Constitution of the House of Commons, and the Inequality of the Land-Tax, Considered Jointly, London: J. Evans, Section III, p. 52,[7]
      It may be said, that the increase of the tax is an uncompensated reduction of the neat income of the landlord []
  5. Having a simple elegance or style; clean, trim, tidy, tasteful.
  6. Well-executed or delivered; clever, skillful, precise.
  7. Facile; missing complexity or details in the favor of convenience or simplicity.
  8. (Canada, US, colloquial) Good, excellent, desirable.
Usage notes

In bartending, neat has the formal meaning “a liquor pour straight from the bottle into a glass, at room temperature, without ice or chilling”. This is contrasted with on the rocks (over ice), and with drinks that are chilled but strained (stirred over ice to chill, but poured through a strainer so that there is no ice in the glass), which is formally referred to as up. However, the terminology is a point of significant confusion, with neat, up, straight up, and straight being used by bar patrons (and some bartenders) variously and ambiguously to mean either “unchilled” or “chilled” (but without ice in the glass), and hence clarification is often required.

Antonyms
  • (undiluted liquor or cocktail): on the rocks
Coordinate terms
  • (undiluted liquor or cocktail): straight up, up, straight
Derived terms
  • neat freak
  • neatly
Translations

Interjection

neat

  1. Used to signify a job well done.
  2. Used to signify approval.

Noun

neat (plural neats)

  1. (informal) An artificial intelligence researcher who believes that solutions should be elegant, clear and provably correct. Compare scruffy.

Etymology 2

From Middle English nete, neat, from Old English nēat (animal, beast, ox, cow, cattle), from Proto-Germanic *nautą (foredeal, profit, property, livestock), from Proto-Indo-European *newd- (to acquire, make use of). Cognate with Dutch noot (cow, cattle, in compounds), dialectal German Noß (livestock), Alemannic German Nooss (young sheep or goat), Swedish nöt (cattle), Icelandic naut (cattle, bull) and Faroese neyt (cattle) More at note.

Noun

neat (plural neat)

  1. (archaic) A bull or cow.
    • 1570, Thomas Tusser, A Hundreth Good Pointes of Husbandry Lately Maried unto a Hundreth Good Poynts of Huswifery, “Januarye,” stanza 54,[8]
      Who both by his calfe, & his lambe wil be known,
      may well kill a neate and a shepe of his owne.
      And he that wil reare up a pyg in his house,
      hath cheaper his bacon, and sweter his souse.
    • 1596-99, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act I, scene i:
      Thanks, i’faith; for silence is only commendable / In a neat’s tongue dried.
    • 1611, Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act II, Scene 2,[9]
      [] he’s a present for any emperor that ever trod on neat’s leather.
    • 1663, Samuel Butler, Hudibras, Part 1, Canto 2, p. 51,[10]
      Sturdy he was, and no less able,
      Then Hercules to clense a Stable;
      As great: Drover, and as great
      A Critick too, in Hog or Neat,
    • 1756, Thomas Amory, The Life of John Buncle, Esq., London: J. Noon, Chapter 28, p. 165,[11]
      [] I sat down by this water in the shade to dine, on a neat’s tongue I had got from good Mrs. Price []
  2. (archaic) Cattle collectively.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, London: William Ponsonbie, Book Six, Canto 9, p. 467,[12]
      From thence into the open fields he fled,
      Whereas the Heardes were keeping of their neat
      And shepheards singing to their flockes, that fed,
    • 1610, William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale, Act I, Scene 2,[13]
      And yet the steer, the heifer, and the calf
      Are all call’d neat.
    • 1648, Robert Herrick, Hesperides, “To his Muse”:
      Thou on a Hillock thou may sing
      Unto a handsome Shepardling
      Or to a Girlie (that keeps the Neat)
      With breath more sweat than Violet.
Derived terms
  • neatherd
  • neatfoot, neatsfoot
  • neatish
Related terms
  • geneat
Translations

References

Anagrams

  • Ante, Aten, Etan, Etna, Nate, Tean, Tena, anet, ante, ante-, etna, neta, ta’en

Cahuilla

Noun

néat

  1. basket

Latin

Verb

neat

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of neō

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *nautą. Cognate with Old Frisian nāt, Old Saxon nōt, Dutch noot, Old High German nōz (dialectal German Nos), Old Norse naut.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /næ͜ɑːt/

Noun

nēat n

  1. cow, ox; animal

Declension

Descendants

  • English: neat

Related terms

  • geneat
  • nieten

West Frisian

Etymology

Negative form of eat.

Pronoun

neat

  1. nothing

Further reading

  • “neat”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

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