Heat vs. Beat

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Difference Between Heat and Beat

Heatnoun

(uncountable) Thermal energy.

This furnace puts out 5000 BTUs of heat.That engine is really throwing off some heat.Removal of heat from the liquid caused it to turn into a solid.

Beatnoun

A stroke; a blow.

Heatnoun

(uncountable) The condition or quality of being hot.

Stay out of the heat of the sun!

Beatnoun

A pulsation or throb.

a beat of the heart; the beat of the pulse

Heatnoun

(uncountable) An attribute of a spice that causes a burning sensation in the mouth.

The chili sauce gave the dish heat.

Beatnoun

A pulse on the beat level, the metric level at which pulses are heard as the basic unit. Thus a beat is the basic time unit of a piece.

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Heatnoun

(uncountable) A period of intensity, particularly of emotion.

It's easy to make bad decisions in the heat of the moment.

Beatnoun

A rhythm.

Heatnoun

(uncountable) An undesirable amount of attention.

The heat from her family after her DUI arrest was unbearable.

Beatnoun

(music) [specifically] The rhythm signalled by a conductor or other musician to the members of a group of musicians.

Heatnoun

The police.

The heat! Scram!

Beatnoun

The interference between two tones of almost equal frequency

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Heatnoun

One or more firearms.

Beatnoun

(authorship) A short pause in a play, screenplay, or teleplay, for dramatic or comedic effect; a plot point or story development.

Heatnoun

A fastball.

The catcher called for the heat, high and tight.

Beatnoun

The route patrolled by a police officer or a guard.

to walk the beat

Heatnoun

(uncountable) A condition where a mammal is aroused sexually or where it is especially fertile and therefore eager to mate.

The male canines were attracted by the female in heat.

Beatnoun

(by extension) An area of a person's responsibility, especially

Heatnoun

(countable) A preliminary race, used to determine the participants in a final race

The runner had high hopes, but was out of contention after the first heat.

Beatnoun

In journalism, the primary focus of a reporter's stories (such as police/courts, education, city government, business etc.).

Heatnoun

(countable) One cycle of bringing metal to maximum temperature and working it until it is too cool to work further.

I can make a scroll like that in a single heat.

Beatnoun

(dated) An act of reporting news or scientific results before a rival; a scoop.

Heatnoun

(countable) A hot spell.

The children stayed indoors during this year's summer heat.

Beatnoun

That which beats, or surpasses, another or others.

the beat of him

Heatnoun

(uncountable) Heating system; a system that raises the temperature of a room or building.

I'm freezing; could you turn on the heat?

Beatnoun

(dated) A place of habitual or frequent resort.

Heatnoun

(uncountable) The output of a heating system.

During the power outage we had no heat because the controls are electric.Older folks like more heat than the young.

Beatnoun

(archaic) A low cheat or swindler.

a dead beat

Heatnoun

In omegaverse fan fiction, a cyclical period in which alphas and omegas experience an intense, sometimes irresistible biological urge to mate.

Beatnoun

The instrumental portion of a piece of hip-hop music.

Heatverb

(transitive) To cause an increase in temperature of (an object or space); to cause to become hot often with "up".

I'll heat up the water.

Beatnoun

(hunting) The act of scouring, or ranging over, a tract of land to rouse or drive out game; also, those so engaged, collectively.

Heatverb

(intransitive) To become hotter.

There's a pot of soup heating on the stove.

Beatnoun

(fencing) A smart tap on the adversary's blade.

Heatverb

To excite or make hot by action or emotion; to make feverish.

Beatnoun

A beatnik.

Heatverb

To excite ardour in; to rouse to action; to excite to excess; to inflame, as the passions.

Beatverb

(transitive) To hit; strike

As soon as she heard that her father had died, she went into a rage and beat the wall with her fists until her knuckles bled.

Heatverb

To arouse, to excite (sexually).

The massage heated her up.

Beatverb

(transitive) To strike or pound repeatedly, usually in some sort of rhythm.

He danced hypnotically while she beat the atabaque.

Heatnoun

a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature

Beatverb

(intransitive) To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly.

Heatnoun

the presence of heat

Beatverb

(intransitive) To move with pulsation or throbbing.

Heatnoun

the sensation caused by heat energy

Beatverb

(transitive) To win against; to defeat or overcome; to do better than, outdo, or excel (someone) in a particular, competitive event.

Jan had little trouble beating John in tennis. He lost five games in a row.No matter how quickly Joe finished his test, Roger always beat him.I just can't seem to beat the last level of this video game.

Heatnoun

intense passion or emotion

Beatverb

To sail to windward using a series of alternate tacks across the wind.

Heatnoun

applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity

Beatverb

(transitive) To strike (water, foliage etc.) in order to drive out game; to travel through (a forest etc.) for hunting.

Heatnoun

a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race

Beatverb

To mix food in a rapid fashion. Compare whip.

Beat the eggs and whip the cream.

Heatnoun

utility to warm a building;

the heating system wasn't workingthey have radiant heating

Beatverb

of a buyer, to persuade the seller to reduce a price

He wanted $50 for it, but I managed to beat him down to $35.

Heatverb

make hot or hotter;

heat the soup

Beatverb

(transitive) To indicate by beating or drumming.

to beat a retreat; to beat to quarters

Heatverb

provide with heat;

heat the house

Beatverb

To tread, as a path.

Heatverb

arouse or excite feelings and passions;

The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poorThe refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the worldWake old feelings of hatred

Beatverb

To exercise severely; to perplex; to trouble.

Heatverb

gain heat or get hot;

The room heated up quickly

Beatverb

To be in agitation or doubt.

Beatverb

To make a sound when struck.

The drums beat.

Beatverb

To make a succession of strokes on a drum.

The drummers beat to call soldiers to their quarters.

Beatverb

To sound with more or less rapid alternations of greater and less intensity, so as to produce a pulsating effect; said of instruments, tones, or vibrations, not perfectly in unison.

Beatverb

(transitive) To arrive at a place before someone.

He beat me there.The place is empty, we beat the crowd of people who come at lunch.

Beatverb

to masturbate.

This was the second time he beat off today.

Beatadjective

exhausted

After the long day, she was feeling completely beat.

Beatadjective

dilapidated, beat up

Dude, you drive a beat car like that and you ain’t gonna get no honeys.

Beatadjective

(gay slang) fabulous

Her makeup was beat!

Beatadjective

(slang) boring

Beatadjective

ugly

Beatnoun

a regular route for a sentry or policeman;

in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name

Beatnoun

the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart;

he could feel the beat of her heart

Beatnoun

the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music;

the piece has a fast rhythmthe conductor set the beat

Beatnoun

a single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies; has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations

Beatnoun

a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior

Beatnoun

the sound of stroke or blow;

he heard the beat of a drum

Beatnoun

(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

Beatnoun

a regular rate of repetition;

the cox raised the beat

Beatnoun

a stroke or blow;

the signal was two beats on the steam pipe

Beatnoun

the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing

Beatverb

come out better in a competition, race, or conflict;

Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championshipWe beat the competitionHarvard defeated Yale in the last football game

Beatverb

give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression;

Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at nightThe teacher used to beat the students

Beatverb

hit repeatedly;

beat on the doorbeat the table with his shoe

Beatverb

move rhythmically;

Her heart was beating fast

Beatverb

shape by beating;

beat swords into ploughshares

Beatverb

make a rhythmic sound;

Rain drummed against the windshieldThe drums beat all night

Beatverb

glare or strike with great intensity;

The sun was beating down on us

Beatverb

move with a thrashing motion;

The bird flapped its wingsThe eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky

Beatverb

sail with much tacking or with difficulty;

The boat beat in the strong wind

Beatverb

stir vigorously;

beat the egg whitesbeat the cream

Beatverb

strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music;

beat one's breastbeat one's foot rhythmically

Beatverb

be superior;

Reading beats watching televisionThis sure beats work!

Beatverb

avoid paying;

beat the subway fare

Beatverb

make a sound like a clock or a timer;

the clocks were tickingthe grandfather clock beat midnight

Beatverb

move with a flapping motion;

The bird's wings were flapping

Beatverb

indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks;

Beat the rhythm

Beatverb

move with or as if with a regular alternating motion;

the city pulsated with music and excitement

Beatverb

make by pounding or trampling;

beat a path through the forest

Beatverb

produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly;

beat the drum

Beatverb

strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting

Beatverb

beat through cleverness and wit;

I beat the trafficShe outfoxed her competitors

Beatverb

be a mystery or bewildering to;

This beats me!Got me--I don't know the answer!a vexing problemThis question really stuck me

Beatverb

wear out completely;

This kind of work exhausts meI'm beatHe was all washed up after the exam

Beatadjective

very tired;

was all in at the end of the dayso beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywherebushed after all that exerciseI'm dead after that long trip