Definitions of cold

  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?"
  2. 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.
  3. Coldness.
  4. Absence of heat: the feeling or sensation caused by the absence of heat: a disease caused by cold: catarrh: chillness.
  5. Absence of heat; sensation produced by absence of heat; distemper caused by cold.
  6. A low temperature, or the sensation caused by it.
  7. A disorder caused by exposure to cold.
  8. The sensation produced in animal bodies by the abstraction of heat; the cause of that sensation; privation of heat; indisposition occasioned by cold; catarrh.
  9. 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.
  10. Coldly.
  11. unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication; " the boxer was out cold"; " pass out cold"
  12. lacking the warmth of life; " cold in his grave"
  13. of a seeker; far from the object sought
  14. feeling or showing no enthusiasm; " a cold audience"; " a cold response to the new play"
  15. having lost freshness through passage of time; " a cold trail"; " dogs attempting to catch a cold scent"
  16. 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"
  17. without compunction or human feeling; " in cold blood"; " cold- blooded killing"; " insensate destruction"
  18. so intense as to be almost uncontrollable; " cold fury gripped him"
  19. no longer new; uninteresting; " cold ( or stale) news"
  20. marked by errorless familiarity; " had her lines cold before rehearsals started"
  21. Deprived of heat, or having a low temperature; not warm or hot; gelid; frigid.
  22. Lacking the sensation of warmth; suffering from the absence of heat; chilly; shivering; as, to be cold.
  23. Not pungent or acrid.
  24. Wanting in ardor, intensity, warmth, zeal, or passion; spiritless; unconcerned; reserved.
  25. Unwelcome; disagreeable; unsatisfactory.
  26. Wanting in power to excite; dull; uninteresting.
  27. Affecting the sense of smell ( as of hunting dogs) but feebly; having lost its odor; as, a cold scent.
  28. Not sensitive; not acute.
  29. Having a bluish effect. Cf. Warm, 8.
  30. The relative absence of heat or warmth.
  31. The sensation produced by the escape of heat; chilliness or chillness.
  32. A morbid state of the animal system produced by exposure to cold or dampness; a catarrh.
  33. To become cold.
  34. Without heat or warmth; without passion or zeal; indifferent; insensible.
  35. The opposite of hot: shivering: without passion or zeal: spiritless: unfriendly: indifferent: reserved.
  36. Without heat; without passion; indifferent.
  37. Of a low temperature; frigid; chilled; chilly.
  38. Lacking ardor or sympathy; stolid; not cordial; discouraging.
  39. 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.
  40. Not warm or hot; frigid; indifferent; without zeal; without affection; wanting in animation.