hotbed hotbed  /ˈhɑt ˌbɛd/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. The university became a hotbed of radical theology.
  2. His country is also a hotbed of counterfeiting and car smuggling.
  3. A hotbed of activity is Silicon Valley, where the number of Chinese espionage cases handled by the bureau increases 20% to 30% annually.

News

  1. Militants destroy house used by Pakistan's founder

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Militants destroyed a historic house associated with the country's founder early Saturday, shooting dead a guard, in a southwestern hotbed of ethnic nationalist insurgency, a police officer said.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Police: Militants destroy house used by Pakistan's founder, killing a guard, in southwest

    QUETTA, Pakistan — Pakistani police say militants have destroyed a historic house associated with the country's founder, shooting dead a guard there, in a southwestern hotbed of ethnic nationalist insurgency.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. NWCA National Duals move to Des Moines

    Iowa is a hotbed for wrestling. The National Wrestling Coaches Association hope to capitalize on it. NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer confirmed the 2014 Cliff Keen/NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals will be held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Gazette

Quotes

  1. "Unilateral, illegitimate actions have not solved a single problem, they have become a hotbed of further conflicts," Putin said at a security forum attracting senior officials from around the world. "One state, the United States, has...
    on Feb 10, 2007 By: Vladimir Putin Source: Forbes

  2. "Afghanistan remains a terrorist hotbed, and peace in that region is in Japan's national interest," Ishiba said. "Why shouldn't Japan provide fuel to ships that patrol the sea, to prevent the proliferation of terrorism and drugs?"
    on Oct 6, 2007 By: Shigeru Ishiba Source: Forbes

  3. "I think it would be the most natural thing he could do, to get back into the real hotbed of football," Ferguson said of Beckham. "If they give him that opportunity it would be silly not to take it. He's had a spell at Galaxy and, fine,...
    on Feb 6, 2009 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: AFP

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