Definitions of cold:
  • noun:   the sensation produced by low temperatures
    Example: "He shivered from the cold"
  • noun:   a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
    Example: "Will they never find a cure for the common cold?"
  • noun:   the absence of heat
    Example: "The coldness made our breath visible"
  • adjective:   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
    Example: "A cold climate"
  • adjective:   extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion
    Example: "A cold unfriendly nod"
  • adjective:   without compunction or human feeling
    Example: "In cold blood"
  • adjective:   sexually unresponsive
    Example: "Was cold to his advances"
  • adjective:   so intense as to be almost uncontrollable
    Example: "Cold fury gripped him"
  • adjective:   no longer new; uninteresting
    Example: "Cold (or stale) news"
  • adjective:   marked by errorless familiarity
    Example: "Had her lines cold before rehearsals started"
  • adjective:   (color) giving no sensation of warmth
    Example: "A cold bluish gray"
  • adjective:   lacking the warmth of life
    Example: "Cold in his grave"
  • adjective:   of a seeker; far from the object sought
  • adjective:   unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication
    Example: "The boxer was out cold"
  • adjective:   feeling or showing no enthusiasm
    Example: "A cold audience"
  • adjective:   having lost freshness through passage of time
    Example: "A cold trail"

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