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Definitions of cold

  1. ( color) giving no sensation of warmth; " a cold bluish gray"
  2. the absence of heat; " the coldness made our breath visible"; " come in out of the cold"; " cold is a vasoconstrictor"
  3. the sensation produced by low temperatures; " he shivered from the cold"; " the cold helped clear his head"
  4. a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages ( but not the lungs); " will they never find a cure for the common cold?"
  5. unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication; " the boxer was out cold"; " pass out cold"
  6. lacking the warmth of life; " cold in his grave"
  7. of a seeker; far from the object sought
  8. feeling or showing no enthusiasm; " a cold audience"; " a cold response to the new play"
  9. having lost freshness through passage of time; " a cold trail"; " dogs attempting to catch a cold scent"
  10. 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"
  11. without compunction or human feeling; " in cold blood"; " cold- blooded killing"; " insensate destruction"
  12. so intense as to be almost uncontrollable; " cold fury gripped him"
  13. sexually unresponsive; " was cold to his advances"; " a frigid woman"
  14. no longer new; uninteresting; " cold ( or stale) news"
  15. extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; 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"
  16. marked by errorless familiarity; " had her lines cold before rehearsals started"
  17. Deprived of heat, or having a low temperature; not warm or hot; gelid; frigid.
  18. Lacking the sensation of warmth; suffering from the absence of heat; chilly; shivering; as, to be cold.
  19. Not pungent or acrid.
  20. Wanting in ardor, intensity, warmth, zeal, or passion; spiritless; unconcerned; reserved.
  21. Unwelcome; disagreeable; unsatisfactory.
  22. Wanting in power to excite; dull; uninteresting.
  23. Affecting the sense of smell ( as of hunting dogs) but feebly; having lost its odor; as, a cold scent.
  24. Not sensitive; not acute.
  25. Distant; -- said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed.
  26. Having a bluish effect. Cf. Warm, 8.
  27. The relative absence of heat or warmth.
  28. The sensation produced by the escape of heat; chilliness or chillness.
  29. A morbid state of the animal system produced by exposure to cold or dampness; a catarrh.
  30. To become cold.
  31. An absence of warmth or heat or a temperature notably below an accustomed norm.
  32. Without heat or warmth; without passion or zeal; indifferent; insensible.
  33. 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.
  34. Coldly.
  35. Coldness.
  36. 1. The opposite of heat; the sensation produced by anything of a low temperature, or by the abstraction of heat from the body. 2. A catarrhal affection, especially of the respiratory mucous membranes.
  37. Catarrhal affection of respiratory tract.
  38. The opposite of hot: shivering: without passion or zeal: spiritless: unfriendly: indifferent: reserved.
  39. Absence of heat: the feeling or sensation caused by the absence of heat: a disease caused by cold: catarrh: chillness.
  40. Absence of heat; sensation produced by absence of heat; distemper caused by cold.
  41. Without heat; without passion; indifferent.
  42. Of a low temperature; frigid; chilled; chilly.
  43. Lacking ardor or sympathy; stolid; not cordial; discouraging.
  44. A low temperature, or the sensation caused by it.
  45. A disorder caused by exposure to cold.
  46. 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.
  47. The sensation produced in animal bodies by the abstraction of heat; the cause of that sensation; privation of heat; indisposition occasioned by cold; catarrh.
  48. Not warm or hot; frigid; indifferent; without zeal; without affection; wanting in animation.
  49. 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.
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Usage examples for cold

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