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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
heater
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
immersion heater
storage heater
wall-mounted clock/heater/lights etc
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
electric
▪ In addition to this type of gas water heater, there are electric instantaneous water heaters for providing hot water for showers.
▪ Both gas and electric instantaneous heaters are used for supplying water at a single point.
▪ The nurses all wore sweaters, and a tiny electric heater glowed behind the reception desk.
▪ Make sure electric heaters are clean and free from dust before turning them on.
▪ An electric fan heater maintains a temperature just above freezing point.
▪ Immersion heater spanner Electric immersion heaters fit into a large screwed boss on the top or side of a hot water cylinder.
instantaneous
▪ In addition to this type of gas water heater, there are electric instantaneous water heaters for providing hot water for showers.
▪ Both gas and electric instantaneous heaters are used for supplying water at a single point.
▪ So, hot water is best provided by either a gas or electric instantaneous water heater.
▪ All instantaneous heaters are run from the rising main.
■ NOUN
fan
▪ It has a fan heater and an electric blanket on the single bed.
▪ An electric fan heater maintains a temperature just above freezing point.
▪ Preston put the fan heater on in the kitchen and produced a bottle of brandy.
▪ Remember that standard electric fires - such as electric bar fires and fan heaters - are particularly costly to run.
gas
▪ This time the most valuable item stolen was a Calor gas heater.
▪ On icy winter mornings, they bathe in foot tubs before the open flame of a rickety gas heater.
▪ For them we offer illustrated commentaries on Matroc applications in many market sectors - from gas heaters to medical implants.
▪ Ellie, who had the only key, arrived first and, turned up the gas heater in the large bright bedroom.
▪ Staff at your local gas showroom can give advice on appropriate low-cost gas heaters.
immersion
▪ Freezers and immersion heaters will be switched off for no more than 15 minutes at a time during peak-load periods.
▪ Kerosene immersion heaters were supposed to keep the water boiling to sterilize our mess gear.
▪ There are also special timers for single-element immersion heaters.
▪ Simply switch to the Economy 7 tariff and update your immersion heater with an inexpensive Maxistore conversion package.
▪ Separate airing cupboard with foam dipped hot water cylinder, immersion heater and timer for boiler.
▪ Built-in airing cupboard incorporating lagged hot water tank and immersion heater.
Immersion heater spanner Electric immersion heaters fit into a large screwed boss on the top or side of a hot water cylinder.
▪ You can hire the correct immersion heater spanner, but their cheapness probably makes buying one a better answer.
probe
▪ Haemorrhage directly related to heater probe treatment occurred in four patients.
▪ There were no other complications and no death in the heater probe group.
▪ The heater probe reached a visible vessel in 90% of the patients.
▪ Thus heater probe treatment was considered an option for rescue treatment in high risk patients.
▪ After randomisation 51 patients were included in the heater probe group and 50 in the control group.
storage
▪ He is always complaining about having to flog electric storage heaters anyway.
▪ Check whether an off-peak electric storage heater or a gas fire might be better choice.
water
▪ Electricity companies use it to switch off certain loads, such as water heaters, at times of peak demand.
▪ The refrigerator hummed and the water heater gurgled, but otherwise the house was still.
▪ Opening the drain valve at the bottom of the water heater will not remove the filings.
▪ But firemen confirmed the blast at 3.42am was caused by a gas leak from a water heater.
▪ The only remedy for an impaired water heater is to replace it.
▪ In addition to this type of gas water heater, there are electric instantaneous water heaters for providing hot water for showers.
▪ Culver noted that water heaters come with two types of warranties, five years and 10 years.
■ VERB
fit
▪ A timer can be fitted to an immersion heater so that it comes on at specified times of the day.
▪ Don't fit an immersion heater boss to an indirect self-priming cylinder.
turn
▪ The solution they came up with was to turn on the heaters.
▪ He left and got in his car, turning the heater up full blast, waiting for his Baby to warm him.
▪ She followed her last winter gas bill with a decision to turn off several heaters.
▪ Ellie, who had the only key, arrived first and, turned up the gas heater in the large bright bedroom.
▪ Any more than I give more than an irritated passing thought to turning up a heater when the temperature drops.
use
▪ Water heating can also be taken care of using immersion heaters or gas multi-point heaters, with or without a timing system.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But would you sleep better, knowing your wife had her heater under her pillow?
▪ Consumers can benefit because the heaters then use more of the cheaper off-peak electricity, and less of the expensive kind.
▪ Never hang clothes on a dryer in front of a fire or an open heater.
▪ The operating control is actually opening the water valve and allowing hot water to enter the heater matrix.
▪ The refrigerator hummed and the water heater gurgled, but otherwise the house was still.
▪ The setting is more precise with horizontal heaters; you may need to experiment with vertical heaters.
▪ These had probably been caused as Trixie tried to pull away from the heater.
▪ Use the type with elements installed in glass, and avoid the chrome trimmed heaters.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Heater

Heater \Heat"er\ (h[=e]t"[~e]r), n.

  1. One who, or that which, heats.

  2. Any contrivance or implement, as a furnace, stove, or other heated body or vessel, etc., used to impart heat to something, or to contain something to be heated.

  3. A pistol or other carryable firearm; as, gunmen with their heaters bulging in their pockets. [slang]

    Feed heater. See under Feed.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
heater

c.1500, of persons, agent noun from heat. Of devices, from 1660s. Baseball slang meaning "fastball" is attested by 1985.

Wiktionary
heater

n. 1 A device that produces and radiates heat, typically to raise the temperature of a room or building. 2 (context dated slang English) A gun. 3 (context baseball slang English) A fastball. 4 (context gambling slang English) An extended winning streak.

WordNet
heater
  1. n. device that heats water or supplies warmth to a room [syn: warmer]

  2. (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity; "he swung late on the fastball"; "he showed batters nothing but smoke" [syn: fastball, smoke, hummer, bullet]

Wikipedia
Heater (aquarium)

An aquarium heater is a device used in the fishkeeping hobby to warm the temperature of water in aquariums. Most tropical freshwater and marine aquariums are maintained at temperatures that range from 22-30 °C (71-86 °F). The types include glass immersion heaters and undergravel heating. There are also heating mats that may be placed under the aquarium.

Heater (Samim song)

Heater is an instrumental tune by Samim. The instrumental contains a sample of the popular in the 1950s Colombian cumbia "La Cumbia Cienaguera" a version by Alberto Pacheco.

"Heater" peaked within the top ten of the charts in Belgium and the Netherlands, as well as the top twenty of the charts in the United Kingdom.

This song was featured on the various artists compilation Ultra 2008 and also on the UK edition of Now 69.

It also appears as the intro track on the first CD of the Hed KandiThe Mix 2008 3-CD collection called The Mix 2008 CD1 − Twisted Disco Mix.

Shaggy sampled the song for his titlesong of the UEFA Championship 2008 called Feel the Rush.

Heater (disambiguation)

Heater is an object that emits heat.

Heater may also refer to:

In electronics:

  • Vacuum tube filament for an indirectly heated cathode

In music:

  • Heater (Muttonbirds song), a song by The Mutton Birds
  • Heater (Samim song), a song by Samim
  • Heaters, a song on the IllScarlett album Clearly in Another Fine Mess

In other fields:

  • Handgun, in American slang (mid-20th century)
  • Danny Heater, basketball record holder
  • Heater shield, a type of shield
  • Heating element
  • Slang term for a fastball pitch in baseball
  • Military slang for an infrared-guided air-to-air missile
  • a cigar.

Usage examples of "heater".

In addition to shutting off the water heater and resetting the thermostat, she included a cleanout of several cabinets that would fill the vanwagon.

Lucy paused in her attempt to direct a blast of hot air from the heater so it would defog the glass.

We allowed nolife-powered services, preferring to use mechanical door locks,a petro-chemical stove and heater, electrochemical lights, anda really ancient ice box--no power just ice.

I covered my daughter in multiple layers of cotton, fleece, and Fiberfill, shuttled her out to the Audi, powered up the seat heater, and began motoring west around 9:30.

He was suggesting that the prosecutors and cops, hungry for the excitement of a heater case, had been less skeptical than they should have about what Hardcore was saying.

The media center contained a tiny kitchenette unit along with everything else, water heater and antique hotbox, and a limited supply of dried staples.

There were long rows of palletized material, containing such things as industrial-size drill presses and lathes, a clutch of old refrigerators, a fire-fighting vehicle from a military airfield, skip boxes of scrap metal, industrial air conditioning units, several rusty-looking water heaters, and mounds of used truck tires.

Monday noon, Anne and Vincent had brought a rollaway bed and new mattress to Grumblethorpe, purchased additional candles and three kerosene space heaters, half filled the kitchen shelves with cans and non-perishable foods, set the small butane stove in place on the massive kitchen table, and cleaned and dusted each room.

For the snack factory thing, we do these big celebrity spokesmodel smiles, the ones where you make your face a big space heater.

He ran his gaze along the knots of people standing beneath the umbrellalike patio heaters.

The heater vents kept making a sound like a distant parent gently shushing.

But I caught only one small hand as he plunged down onto the old woodburning heater beneath him.

I unscrewed the heater vent and tapped along the baseboards listening for hollow spots.

Lincoln Town Car with the heater running, tiny snowflakes drifting down and melting on the windshield.

Get storage heaters, the Glovers had said as she held the door open, letting their heat out.