be running a temperature

have a temperature or be running a temperature
to have a temperature that is higher than normal, which means that you have a fever

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • temperature — tem|pe|ra|ture W2S2 [ˈtempərətʃə US ər] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: temperatura mixture , from temperare; TEMPER2] 1.) [U and C] a measure of how hot or cold a place or thing is temperature of ▪ The temperature of the water was just… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • temperature — [[t]te̱mprətʃə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ temperatures 1) N VAR The temperature of something is a measure of how hot or cold it is. Winter closes in and the temperature drops below freezing... The temperature of the water was about 40 degrees... Coping with… …   English dictionary

  • temperature — noun 1》 the degree or intensity of heat present in a substance or object.     ↘a body temperature above the normal: he was running a temperature. 2》 the degree of excitement or tension in a situation or discussion: the temperature of the debate… …   English new terms dictionary

  • temperature — noun Etymology: Latin temperatura mixture, moderation, from temperatus, past participle of temperare Date: 1533 1. archaic a. complexion 1 b. temperament 3b 2. a. degree of hotness or coldness measured on a definite scale b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Temperature — The temperature is the specific degree of hotness or coldness of the body. It is usually measured with a thermometer. * * * The sensible intensity of heat of any substance; the manifestation of the average kinetic energy of the molecules making… …   Medical dictionary

  • temperature — tem•per•a•ture [[t]ˈtɛm pər ə tʃər, ˌtʃʊər, prə , pər tʃər, ˌtʃʊər[/t]] n. 1) phs thr a measure of the warmth or coldness of an object or substance with reference to some standard value 2) pat phl a) the degree of heat in a living body, normally… …   From formal English to slang

  • run a temperature — {v. phr.} To have a body temperature that is above normal; have a fever. * /Jimmy didn t look ill, although he was running a temperature./ * /We took the baby to the doctor because he was running a temperature./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run a temperature — {v. phr.} To have a body temperature that is above normal; have a fever. * /Jimmy didn t look ill, although he was running a temperature./ * /We took the baby to the doctor because he was running a temperature./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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