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Meaning of COOL

Pronunciation:  kool

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool"
  2. [n]  the quality of being cool; "the cool of early morning"
  3. [adj]  marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional; "play it cool"; "keep cool"; "stayed coolheaded in the crisis"; "the most nerveless winner in the history of the tournament"
  4. [adj]  (informal) fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept; "he's a cool dude"; "that's cool"; "Mary's dress is really cool"; "it's not cool to arrive at a party too early"
  5. [adj]  (informal; of a number or sum) without exaggeration or qualification; "a cool million bucks"
  6. [adj]  neither warm or very cold; giving relief from heat; "a cool autumn day"; "a cool room"; "cool summer dresses"; "cool drinks"; "a cool breeze"
  7. [adj]  psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike; "relations were cool and polite"; "a cool reception"; "cool to the idea of higher taxes"
  8. [adj]  (color) inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets; "cool greens and blues and violets"
  9. [v]  loose heat; "The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm"
  10. [v]  lose intensity; "His enthusiasm cooled considerably"
  11. [v]  make cool or cooler; "Chill the food"

COOL is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: air-conditioned, air-cooled, aplomb, assuredness, caller, chill, chill, chilly, composed, cool down, cool off, cooled, coolheaded, cooling, fashionable, nerveless, poise, precooled, sang-froid, self-possession, stylish, unfriendly, unqualified, unresponsive, water-cooled
 Antonyms: heat, heat up, hot up, warm
 See Also: alter, calm, calmness, change, change state, cold, cold, coldness, composure, cool, equanimity, ice, low temperature, quench, refrigerate, turn, unagitated, undisturbed, unemotional



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cool\, a. [Compar. {Cooler}; superl. {Coolest}.] [AS.
    c[=o]l; akin to D. koel, G. k["u]hl, OHG. chouli, Dan.
    k["o]lig, Sw. kylig, also to AS. calan to be cold, Icel.
    kala. See {Cold}, and cf. {Chill}.]
    1. Moderately cold; between warm and cold; lacking in warmth;
       producing or promoting coolness.
             Fanned with cool winds.               --Milton.
    2. Not ardent, warm, fond, or passionate; not hasty;
       deliberate; exercising self-control; self-possessed;
       dispassionate; indifferent; as, a cool lover; a cool
             For a patriot, too cool.              --Goldsmith.
    3. Not retaining heat; light; as, a cool dress.
    4. Manifesting coldness or dislike; chilling; apathetic; as,
       a cool manner.
    5. Quietly impudent; negligent of propriety in matters of
       minor importance, either ignorantly or willfully;
       presuming and selfish; audacious; as, cool behavior.
             Its cool stare of familiarity was intolerable.
    6. Applied facetiously, in a vague sense, to a sum of money,
       commonly as if to give emphasis to the largeness of the
             He had lost a cool hundred.           --Fielding.
             Leaving a cool thousand to Mr. Matthew Pocket.
    Syn: Calm; dispassionate; self-possessed; composed;
         repulsive; frigid; alienated; impudent.
  2. \Cool\, n.
    A moderate state of cold; coolness; -- said of the
    temperature of the air between hot and cold; as, the cool of
    the day; the cool of the morning or evening.
  3. \Cool\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cooled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To make cool or cold; to reduce the temperature of; as,
       ice cools water.
             Send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger
             in water, and cool my tongue.         --Luke xvi.
    2. To moderate the heat or excitement of; to allay, as
       passion of any kind; to calm; to moderate.
             We have reason to cool our raging motions, our
             carnal stings, our unbitted lusts.    --Shak.
    {To cool the heels}, to dance attendance; to wait, as for
       admission to a patron's house. [Colloq.] --Dryden.
  4. \Cool\, v. i.
    1. To become less hot; to lose heat.
             I saw a smith stand with his hammer, thus, the
             whilst his iron did on the anvil cool. --Shak.
    2. To lose the heat of excitement or passion; to become more
             I will not give myself liberty to think, lest I
             should cool.                          --Congreve.
Computing Dictionary
  1. 1. concurrent object-oriented language.

    2. CLIPS Object-Oriented Language?

    3. A C++ class library developed at texas instruments. COOL contains a set of containers like Vectors, List, Hash_Table, etc. It uses a shallow hierarchy with no common base class. The functionality is close to Common Lisp data structures (like libg++). The template syntax is very close to Cfront3.x and g++2.x. Can build shared libraries on Suns.

    JCOOL's main difference from COOL and GECOOL is that it uses real C++ templates instead of a similar syntax that is preprocessed by a special 'cpp' distributed with COOL and GECOOL.


    E-mail: Van-Duc Nguyen <[email protected]>

  2. Combined object-oriented Language.

    An object-oriented language from the ithaca esprit project, which combines c-based languages with database technology.

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