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cold meaning

[ kəuld ] Pronunciation:   "cold" in a sentence
  • Adjective: cold (colder,coldest)  kówld
    1. Having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration
      "a cold climate"; "a cold room"; "dinner has gotten cold"; "cold fingers"; "if you are cold, turn up the heat"; "a cold beer" 
    2. Extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion
      "a cold unfriendly nod"; "a cold and unaffectionate person"; "a cold impersonal manner"; "cold logic"; "the concert left me cold" 
    3. Having lost freshness through passage of time
      "a cold trail"; "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent" 
    4. (colour) giving no sensation of warmth
      "a cold bluish grey" 
    5. Marked by errorless familiarity
      "had her lines cold before rehearsals started" 
    6. Lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new
      - stale, dusty, moth-eaten 
    7. So intense as to be almost uncontrollable
      "cold fury gripped him" 
    8. Sexually unresponsive
      "was cold to his advances"
      - frigid 
    9. Without compunction or human feeling
      "in cold blood"; "cold-blooded killing"
      - cold-blooded, inhuman, insensate 
    10. Feeling or showing no enthusiasm
      "a cold audience"; "a cold response to the new play" 
    11. Unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication
      "the boxer was out cold"; "pass out cold" 
    12. Of a seeker; far from the object sought 
    13. Lacking the warmth of life
      "cold in his grave"
    Noun: cold  kówld
    1. A mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
      "will they never find a cure for the common cold?"
      - common cold 
    2. The absence of heat
      "come in out of the cold"; "cold is a vasoconstrictor"
      - coldness, low temperature, frigidity, frigidness 
    3. The sensation produced by low temperatures
      "he shivered from the cold"; "the cold helped clear his head"
      - coldness

    Sounds like: coaled

    Derived forms: colds, colder, coldest

    See also: acold [archaic], algid, arctic, bleak, chilly, coldly, coldness, cool, crisp, cutting, dead, emotionalism, emotionality, emotionless, far, frigid, frigorific, frore [archaic], frosty, frozen, gelid, glacial, heatless, ice-cold, icy, inhumane, intense, nipping, nippy [Brit, Cdn], parky [Brit], passionless, perfect, polar, raw, refrigerant, refrigerated, refrigerating, rimed, rimy, shivery, snappy, stale, stone-cold, temperature, unconscious, unenthusiastic, unheated, unloving, unoriginal, unwarmed, wintry

    Type of: communicable disease, pressor, respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness, temperature, vasoconstrictive, vasoconstrictor

    Antonym: hot

    Encyclopedia: Cold, Cheap & Disconnected Cold Cold, Cold Heart Cold, dead hands Cold, dead hand


  • [American slang]
    mod. not good.
    • That new CD is real cold. The sound is bad and the performance is too.
    • The lecture was cold and dull.


  • [Electronics]
    1. Pertaining to an electrical circuit, component, or terminal that is at ground potential.
    2. A term denoting a bad solder joint.
    3. Pertaining to an unheated electrode or element. See COLD CATHODE.

  • [Medicine]
    An absence of warmth or heat or a temperature notably below an accustomed norm.n
    1 : bodily sensation produced by loss or lack of heat
    2 : a bodily disorder popularly associated with chilling:
    a in humans : COMMON COLD
    b in domestic animals : CORYZA
    COLD
    abbr chronic obstructive lung disease
    adj
    1
    a : having or being a temperature that is noticeably lower than body temperature and esp. that is uncomfortable for humans ‹it is cold outside today› ‹a cold drafty exercise room›
    b : having a relatively low temperature or one that is lower than normal or expected ‹the bath water has gotten cold›
    c : receptive to the sensation of coldness : stimulated by cold ‹a cold spot is a typical receptor in higher vertebrates›
    2 : marked by the loss of normal body heat ‹cold hands›
    3 : DEAD
    4 : exhibiting little or no radioactivity — cold·ness n

  • [Computer]
    1. <language> A sugared version of COLD-K.

    2. <storage> Computer Output to Laser Disk - see Enterprise Report Management.

Examples

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  1. the president's look was cold and penetrating.
  2. he changed his manner; became very cold.
  3. there was a bitterly cold east wind blowing.
  4. it 's damp and cold, i think it 's going to rain.
  5. my skin soon chaps in cold weather.

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