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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. 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
    "cold news";
    - 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, 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
    "the cold helped clear his head"; "he shivered from the cold";
    - coldness

Sounds like: coaled

Derived forms: coldest, colder, colds

See also: acold [archaic], algid, arctic, bleak, chill [informal], chilly, cool, crisp, cutting, dead, emotionalism, emotionality, emotionless, far, frigid, frigorific, frore [archaic], frosty, frozen, gelid, glacial, heatless, ice-cold, icy, inhumane, intense, meh [informal], nipping, nippy [informal], parky [Brit, informal], passionless, perfect, polar, raw, refrigerant, refrigerated, refrigerating, rimed, rimy, shivery, snappy [informal], 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

Antonym: hot

Encyclopedia: Cold, Cold Heart