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Meaning of COLD

Pronunciation:  kowld

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the absence of heat; "the coldness made our breath visible"; "come in out of the cold"; "cold is a vasoconstrictor"
  2. [n]  the sensation produced by low temperatures; "he shivered from the cold"; "the cold helped clear his head"
  3. [n]  a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs); "will they never find a cure for the common cold?"
  4. [adj]  unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication; "the boxer was out cold"; "pass out cold"
  5. [adj]  lacking the warmth of life; "cold in his grave"
  6. [adj]  of a seeker; far from the object sought
  7. [adj]  feeling or showing no enthusiasm; "a cold audience"; "a cold response to the new play"
  8. [adj]  having lost freshness through passage of time; "a cold trail"; "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent"
  9. [adj]  used of physical coldness; 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"
  10. [adj]  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"
  11. [adj]  without compunction or human feeling; "in cold blood"; "cold-blooded killing"; "insensate destruction"
  12. [adj]  sexually unresponsive; "was cold to his advances"; "a frigid woman"
  13. [adj]  so intense as to be almost uncontrollable; "cold fury gripped him"
  14. [adj]  no longer new; uninteresting; "cold (or stale) news"
  15. [adj]  marked by errorless familiarity; "had her lines cold before rehearsals started"
  16. [adj]  (color) giving no sensation of warmth; "a cold bluish gray"

COLD is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: acold, algid, arctic, bleak, chilled, cold-blooded, coldness, coldness, common cold, crisp, cutting, dead, emotionless, far, freezing, frigid, frigorific, frore, frosted, frosty, gelid, glacial, heatless, ice-cold, iced, icy, inhuman, inhumane, insensate, intense, low temperature, nipping, nippy, old, parky, passionless, perfect, polar, raw, refrigerant, refrigerated, refrigerating, rimed, rimy, shivering, shivery, snappy, stale, stone-cold, unconscious, unenthusiastic, unheated, unloving, unwarmed, wintry
 Antonyms: heat, high temperature, hot, hotness
 See Also: chill, chilliness, communicable disease, cool, cool, coolness, frostiness, frozen, gelidity, head cold, iciness, respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, rhinorrhea, temperature, temperature, vasoconstrictive, vasoconstrictor



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cold\ (k[=o]ld), a. [Compar. {Colder} (-[~e]r); superl.
    {Coldest}.] [OE. cold, cald, AS. cald, ceald; akin to OS.
    kald, D. koud, G. kalt, Icel. kaldr, Dan. kold, Sw. kall,
    Goth. kalds, L. gelu frost, gelare to freeze. Orig. p. p. of
    AS. calan to be cold, Icel. kala to freeze. Cf. {Cool}, a.,
    {Chill}, n.]
    1. Deprived of heat, or having a low temperature; not warm or
       hot; gelid; frigid. ``The snowy top of cold Olympis.''
    2. Lacking the sensation of warmth; suffering from the
       absence of heat; chilly; shivering; as, to be cold.
    3. Not pungent or acrid. ``Cold plants.'' --Bacon
    4. Wanting in ardor, intensity, warmth, zeal, or passion;
       spiritless; unconcerned; reserved.
             A cold and unconcerned spectator.     --T. Burnet.
             No cold relation is a zealous citizen. --Burke.
    5. Unwelcome; disagreeable; unsatisfactory. ``Cold news for
       me.'' ``Cold comfort.'' --Shak.
    6. Wanting in power to excite; dull; uninteresting.
             What a deal of cold business doth a man misspend the
             better part of life in!               --B. Jonson.
             The jest grows cold . . . when in comes on in a
             second scene.                         --Addison.
    7. Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) but
       feebly; having lost its odor; as, a cold scent.
    8. Not sensitive; not acute.
             Smell this business with a sense as cold As is a
             dead man's nose.                      --Shak.
    9. Distant; -- said, in the game of hunting for some object,
       of a seeker remote from the thing concealed.
    10. (Paint.) Having a bluish effect. Cf. {Warm}, 8.
    {Cold abscess}. See under {Abscess}.
    {Cold blast} See under {Blast}, n., 2.
    {Cold blood}. See under {Blood}, n., 8.
    {Cold chill}, an ague fit. --Wright.
    {Cold chisel}, a chisel of peculiar strength and hardness,
       for cutting cold metal. --Weale.
    {Cold cream}. See under {Cream}.
    {Cold slaw}. See {Cole slaw}.
    {In cold blood}, without excitement or passion; deliberately.
             He was slain in cold blood after the fight was over.
                                                   --Sir W.
    {To give one the cold shoulder}, to treat one with neglect.
    Syn: Gelid; bleak; frigid; chill; indifferent; unconcerned;
         passionless; reserved; unfeeling; stoical.
  2. \Cold\, n.
    1. The relative absence of heat or warmth.
    2. The sensation produced by the escape of heat; chilliness
       or chillness.
             When she saw her lord prepared to part, A deadly
             cold ran shivering to her heart.      --Dryden.
    3. (Med.) A morbid state of the animal system produced by
       exposure to cold or dampness; a catarrh.
    {Cold sore} (Med.), a vesicular eruption appearing about the
       mouth as the result of a cold, or in the course of any
       disease attended with fever.
    {To leave one out in the cold}, to overlook or neglect him.
  3. \Cold\, v. i.
    To become cold. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Computing Dictionary

1. A sugared version of cold-k.

2. computer output to laser disc.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are cold indicates that you are experiencing a breakthrough in some area in your life. Alternatively, you may be feeling isolated. You sense of coldness could reflect your feelings about that person. The dream may also occur as a result of your immediate environment in which you are really feeling cold. Seeing the word cold in your dream, suggests that you need to be more neutral or objective in your decision making. You need to remain emotionally detached.
Thesaurus Terms
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