- 1a place where fighting is common, especially for political reasons U.N. peacekeeping forces have helped ease tensions in world hot spots since 1948.
- 2a place where there is a lot of activity or entertainment
- 3 a place that is very hot and dry, where a fire has been burning or is likely to start Fire crews worked to douse hot spots left by two fires that consumed acres of forest.
- 4(computing) an area on a computer screen that you can click on to start an operation such as loading a file
- 5 a place in a hotel, restaurant, airport, etc. that is fitted with a special device that enables you to connect a computer to the Internet without using wires