Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - A bed of earth covered with glass and heated by rotting manure to promote the growth of plants; A situation that is ideal for rapid development (especially of something bad).

Usage examples (32)
  • It was a hotbed of vice
  • U.S. and Iraqi forces are targeting what they call a hotbed for terrorists in an area Northeast of Samarra.
  • But you get the feeling being a hoop hotbed is apparently not one of them.
  • VCU Performing Arts vcuarts has become known as a hotbed of artistic creation and expression. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.