Definitions of cold

  1. ( color) giving no sensation of warmth; " a cold bluish gray"
  2. the sensation produced by low temperatures; " he shivered from the cold"; " the cold helped clear his head"
  3. a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages ( but not the lungs); " will they never find a cure for the common cold?"
  4. unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication; " the boxer was out cold"; " pass out cold"
  5. lacking the warmth of life; " cold in his grave"
  6. of a seeker; far from the object sought
  7. feeling or showing no enthusiasm; " a cold audience"; " a cold response to the new play"
  8. having lost freshness through passage of time; " a cold trail"; " dogs attempting to catch a cold scent"
  9. 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; " a cold climate"; " a cold room"; " dinner has gotten cold"; " cold fingers"; " if you are cold, turn up the heat"; " a cold beer"
  10. without compunction or human feeling; " in cold blood"; " cold- blooded killing"; " insensate destruction"
  11. so intense as to be almost uncontrollable; " cold fury gripped him"
  12. sexually unresponsive; " was cold to his advances"; " a frigid woman"
  13. no longer new; uninteresting; " cold ( or stale) news"
  14. marked by errorless familiarity; " had her lines cold before rehearsals started"
  15. Deprived of heat, or having a low temperature; not warm or hot; gelid; frigid.
  16. Lacking the sensation of warmth; suffering from the absence of heat; chilly; shivering; as, to be cold.
  17. Not pungent or acrid.
  18. Wanting in ardor, intensity, warmth, zeal, or passion; spiritless; unconcerned; reserved.
  19. Unwelcome; disagreeable; unsatisfactory.
  20. Wanting in power to excite; dull; uninteresting.
  21. Affecting the sense of smell ( as of hunting dogs) but feebly; having lost its odor; as, a cold scent.
  22. Not sensitive; not acute.
  23. Having a bluish effect. Cf. Warm, 8.
  24. The relative absence of heat or warmth.
  25. The sensation produced by the escape of heat; chilliness or chillness.
  26. A morbid state of the animal system produced by exposure to cold or dampness; a catarrh.
  27. To become cold.
  28. Without heat or warmth; without passion or zeal; indifferent; insensible.
  29. The opposite of heat; the sensation produced by the loss of heat; disordered condition of the body, usually catarrhal, following exposure or infection; low temperature.
  30. Coldly.
  31. Coldness.
  32. The opposite of hot: shivering: without passion or zeal: spiritless: unfriendly: indifferent: reserved.
  33. Absence of heat: the feeling or sensation caused by the absence of heat: a disease caused by cold: catarrh: chillness.
  34. Absence of heat; sensation produced by absence of heat; distemper caused by cold.
  35. Without heat; without passion; indifferent.
  36. Of a low temperature; frigid; chilled; chilly.
  37. Lacking ardor or sympathy; stolid; not cordial; discouraging.
  38. A low temperature, or the sensation caused by it.
  39. A disorder caused by exposure to cold.
  40. Not warm or hot; causing coldness or the sensation of cold; shivering; wanting passion, zeal, or ardour; unaffected; spiritless; not affectionate, cordial, or friendly; unconcerned; indifferent; reserved; chaste; not hasty; not violent; not affecting the scent strongly.
  41. The sensation produced in animal bodies by the abstraction of heat; the cause of that sensation; privation of heat; indisposition occasioned by cold; catarrh.
  42. Not warm or hot; frigid; indifferent; without zeal; without affection; wanting in animation.
  43. The sensation or feeling produced by the want or loss of heat; a disease contracted from improper exposure of the person to atmospheric changes; a shivering or chilliness.

Usage examples for cold

  1. You'll find him cold. – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  2. I had no time to look about or to feel the cold. – Beasts, Men and Gods by Ferdinand Ossendowski
  3. Death is a cold end. – The Delectable Duchy by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  4. " I am cold," she said. – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  5. It's very bad for you to let your feet get cold, dear. – Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington
  6. You may feel the cold, my lord. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  7. I am not cold now. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  8. " He came home very tired, with a cold, and had a doctor. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  9. He was cold and tired. – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey
  10. Don't you stop; you will get cold. – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  11. I expect there would be something cold there. – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  12. The weather's so bad, and if you catch cold you can't speak." – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  13. I believe that you have a cold coming on. – A Duet by A. Conan Doyle
  14. The night felt sad and cold. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  15. Was she cold and frightened? – Land of the Burnt Thigh by Edith Eudora Kohl
  16. She makes us have cold supper. – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  17. Do you think I am cold? – The Zeppelin's Passenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim