Hotbed to House
1. (Gardening) A bed of earth heated by fermenting manure or other substances, and covered with
glass, intended for raising early plants, or for nourishing exotics.
2. A place which favors rapid growth or development; as, a hotbed of sedition.
(Hot" blast`) See under Blast.
(Hot"-blood`ed) a. Having hot blood; excitable; high-spirited; irritable; ardent; passionate.
(Hot"-brained`) a. Ardent in temper; violent; rash; impetuous; as, hot-brained youth. Dryden.
(Hotch"pot` Hotch"potch`) n. [F. hochepot, fr. hocher to shake + pot pot; both of Dutch or
German origin; cf. OD. hutspot hotchpotch, D. hotsen, hutsen, to shake. See Hustle, and Pot, and cf.
1. A mingled mass; a confused mixture; a stew of various ingredients; a hodgepodge.
A mixture or hotchpotch of many tastes.Bacon.
2. (Law) A blending of property for equality of division, as when lands given in frank-marriage to one
daughter were, after the death of the ancestor, blended with the lands descending to her and to her
sisters from the same ancestor, and then divided in equal portions among all the daughters. In modern
usage, a mixing together, or throwing into a common mass or stock, of the estate left by a person deceased
and the amounts advanced to any particular child or children, for the purpose of a more equal division,
or of equalizing the shares of all the children; the property advanced being accounted for at its value
when given. Bouvier. Tomlins.
This term has been applied in cases of salvage. Story. It corresponds in a measure with collation in
the civil and Scotch law. See Collation. Bouvier. Tomlins.
(Hot"coc`kles) n. [Hot + cockle, cockle being perh. corrupt. fr. knuckle. Cf. F. main
chaude (lit., hot hand) hotcockles.] A childish play, in which one covers his eyes, and guesses who
strikes him or his hand placed behind him.
(Hote) v. t. & i. [pres. & imp. Hatte Hot etc.; p. p. Hote, Hoten Hot, etc. See Hight, Hete.]
1. To command; to enjoin. [Obs.] Piers Plowman.
2. To promise. [Obs.] Chaucer.
3. To be called; to be named. [Obs.]
There as I was wont to hote Arcite,Chaucer.
Now hight I Philostrate, not worth a mite.
(Ho*tel") n. [F. hôtel, OF. hostel. See Hostel.]
1. A house for entertaining strangers or travelers; an inn or public house, of the better class.
2. In France, the mansion or town residence of a person of rank or wealth.
(||Hôtel`-de-ville") n. [F.] A city hall or townhouse.
(||Hôtel`-Dieu") n. [F.] A hospital.
(Hot"en) p. p. of Hote.