Adjective: cold (colder,coldest) kówld
Noun: cold kówld
- 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"
- 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"
- Having lost freshness through passage of time
"a cold trail"; "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent"
- (colour) giving no sensation of warmth
"a cold bluish grey"
- Marked by errorless familiarity
"had her lines cold before rehearsals started"
- Lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new
- stale, dusty, moth-eaten
- So intense as to be almost uncontrollable
"cold fury gripped him"
- Sexually unresponsive
"was cold to his advances";
- Without compunction or human feeling
"in cold blood"; "cold-blooded killing";
- cold-blooded, inhuman, insensate
- Feeling or showing no enthusiasm
"a cold audience"; "a cold response to the new play"
- Unconscious from a blow, shock or intoxication
"the boxer was out cold"; "pass out cold"
- Of a seeker; far from the object sought
- Lacking the warmth of life
"cold in his grave"
- 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
- The absence of heat
"come in out of the cold"; "cold is a vasoconstrictor";
- coldness, low temperature, frigidity, frigidness
- The sensation produced by low temperatures
"the cold helped clear his head"; "he shivered from the cold";
Sounds like: coaled
Derived forms: colds, coldest, colder
See also: acold [archaic], algid, arctic, bleak, chill, chilly, cool, crisp, cutting, dead, emotionalism, emotionality, emotionless, far, frigid, frigorific, frore [archaic], frosty, frozen, gelid, glacial, heatless, ice-cold, icy, inhumane, intense, meh, nipping, nippy, parky [Brit], passionless, perfect, polar, raw, refrigerant, refrigerated, refrigerating, rimed, rimy, shivery, snappy, stale, stone-cold, temperature, unconscious, unenthused, unenthusiastic, unheated, unloving, unoriginal, unwarmed, wintry
Type of: communicable disease, pressor, respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness, temperature, vasoconstrictive, vasoconstrictor
Encyclopedia: Cold, Cold Heart