Definitions of chill

  1. To reduce or come to a low temperature; make or become chilly; discourage.
  2. To strike with a chill; to make chilly; to cause to shiver; to affect with cold.
  3. To check enthusiasm or warmth of feeling of; to depress; to discourage.
  4. To produce, by sudden cooling, a change of crystallization at or near the surface of, so as to increase the hardness; said of cast iron.
  5. To make cold; as, snow chills the air; deject; depress.
  6. To make chill or cold: to blast with cold: to discourage.
  7. To make chill or cold; to discourage.
  8. To become surface- hardened by sudden cooling while solidifying; as, some kinds of cast iron chill to a greater depth than others.
  9. To become or feel cold.
  10. To make cold; to depress; to discourage; to cool suddenly.
  11. To cause a shivering; to check the circulation of the blood; to make cold; to blast with cold; to deject.
  12. A sensation of cold with convulsive shaking of the body, pinched face, pale skin, and blue lips, caused by undue cooling of the body or by nervous excitement, or forming the precursor of some constitutional disturbance, as of a fever.
  13. A check to enthusiasm or warmth of feeling; discouragement; as, a chill comes over an assembly.
  14. An iron mold or portion of a mold, serving to cool rapidly, and so to harden, the surface of molten iron brought in contact with it.
  15. The hardened part of a casting, as the tread of a car wheel.
  16. A sudden coldness accompanied by shaking; the absence of heat in a substance.
  17. Coldness: a cold that causes shivering: anything that damps or disheartens.
  19. Cold that causes shivering; an ague- fit; anything discouraging.
  20. Coldness; a sensation of cold; a check to ardor, joy, etc.
  21. Chilliness; coldness; anything that chills, depresses, or discourages.
  22. A cold; a shivering with cold; the sensation of cold; a depressing influence or sensation.
  23. Moderately cold; tending to cause shivering; chilly; raw.
  24. Affected by cold.
  25. Characterized by coolness of manner, feeling, etc.; lacking enthusiasm or warmth; formal; distant; as, a chill reception.
  26. Discouraging; depressing; dispiriting.
  27. Having the sensatior, of cold; depressing; discourteous; as, a chill greeting.
  28. Shivering with cold: slightly cold: opp. of cordial.
  29. Chillingly.
  30. Cold; formal.
  31. Somewhat cold; chilly.
  32. Cold, so as to cause shivering; shivering with cold; coldly formal; chilling or depressing.
  33. Moderately cold; tending to cause shivering; not warm; cool.