Definitions of cool

  1. great coolness and composure under strain; " keep your cool"
  2. loose heat; " The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm"
  3. make cool or cooler; " Chill the food"
  4. the quality of being cool; " the cool of early morning"
  5. marked by calm self- control ( especially in trying circumstances); unemotional; " play it cool"; " keep cool"; " stayed coolheaded in the crisis"; " the most nerveless winner in the history of the tournament"
  6. ( informal) fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept; " he's a cool dude"; " that's cool"; " Mary's dress is really cool"; " it's not cool to arrive at a party too early"
  7. ( informal; of a number or sum) without exaggeration or qualification; " a cool million bucks"
  8. neither warm or very cold; giving relief from heat; " a cool autumn day"; " a cool room"; " cool summer dresses"; " cool drinks"; " a cool breeze"
  9. psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike; " relations were cool and polite"; " a cool reception"; " cool to the idea of higher taxes"
  10. ( color) inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets; " cool greens and blues and violets"
  11. lose intensity; " His enthusiasm cooled considerably"
  12. fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept; " he's a cool dude"; " that's cool"; " Mary's dress is really cool"; " it's not cool to arrive at a party too early"
  13. used of a number or sum and meaning without exaggeration or qualification; " a cool million bucks"
  14. Moderately cold; between warm and cold; lacking in warmth; producing or promoting coolness.
  15. Not ardent, warm, fond, or passionate; not hasty; deliberate; exercising self- control; self- possessed; dispassionate; indifferent; as, a cool lover; a cool debater.
  16. Not retaining heat; light; as, a cool dress.
  17. Manifesting coldness or dislike; chilling; apathetic; as, a cool manner.
  18. Quietly impudent; negligent of propriety in matters of minor importance, either ignorantly or willfully; presuming and selfish; audacious; as, cool behavior.
  19. Applied facetiously, in a vague sense, to a sum of money, commonly as if to give emphasis to the largeness of the amount.
  20. A moderate state of cold; coolness; -- said of the temperature of the air between hot and cold; as, the cool of the day; the cool of the morning or evening.
  21. To make cool or cold; to reduce the temperature of; as, ice cools water.
  22. To moderate the heat or excitement of; to allay, as passion of any kind; to calm; to moderate.
  23. To become less hot; to lose heat.
  24. To lose the heat of excitement or passion; to become more moderate.
  25. Slightly cold; calm; deliberate; not admitting heat; as, a cool room; chilling; lacking in cordiality; impudent; not overstated; as, he made a cool thousand.
  26. To make slightly cold.
  27. To become slightly cold.
  28. Coolly.
  29. Coolness.
  30. Slightly cold: free from excitement: calm: not zealous or ardent: indifferent: impudent; also used in speaking of a sum of money, generally a large sum, by way of emphasizing the amount. ( Colloq.) " I would pit her for a cool hundred."- Smollett. " A cool four thousand I never discovered from whom Joe derived the conventional temperature of the four thousand pounds, but it appeared to make the sum of money more to him, and he had a manifest relish in insisting on its being cool."- Dickens.
  31. To make cool: to allay or moderate, as heat, excitement, passion, etc.
  32. Somewhat cold; calm; indifferent; calmly impudent.
  33. To make or become cool or cooler.
  34. Moderate in temperature, feeling, or temperament; self - controlled; self - possessed; apathetic; chilling; slighting.
  35. A moderate temperature approaching cold.
  36. Moderately cold; not ardent or zealons; calm; dispassionate: indifferent; imprudent; not hasty; deliberate; not retaining heat.
  37. A moderate state of cold.
  38. To make cool or cold; to allay heat or passion.
  39. To become less hot; to become less ardent, angry, zealous, or affectionate.
  40. Moderately cold; not excited by passion of any kind; not hasty; not retaining heat; indifferent; self- possessed; impudent in a high degree.
  41. A moderate state of cold; freedom from heat or warmth.
  42. To make moderately cold; to lessen heat; to allay passion of any kind; to moderate; to become indifferent; to become less hot, angry, zealous, or affectionate.

Usage examples for cool

  1. He answered, " It is so warm today I taught I would go in de creek to git cool off, sir." – My Life In The South by Jacob Stroyer
  2. " Certainly, I'll give you a drink," answered the boy, kindly, and went out to get some water that was cool – For the Liberty of Texas by Edward Stratemeyer
  3. She needed some kind older woman,- oh she needed some kind older woman to hold out cool hands of wisdom and show her the way. – The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight by Elizabeth von Arnim
  4. His tone was cool again. – Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer
  5. Her manner was certainly cool – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. It is cool and particularly empty. – A Little Rebel by Mrs. Hungerford
  7. Upon my word, you're a cool one! – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  8. Well, I guess that's cool – Leo the Circus Boy by Ralph Bonehill
  9. I bid him a cool good- bye, and started for the door. – Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  10. Handsome Lisa, however, remained perfectly cool – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola
  11. Elizabeth gave no answer to this speech, nor sign of hearing, unless it might be gathered from the cool free air with which she made her way out of the group and left them at the window. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  12. She's been cool enough to drive him away, ' said that 'ere Miss Staggles. – Weapons of Mystery by Joseph Hocking
  13. I suppose Mr. Cool is at Coldstream, where he keeps 'cool' all the year round, I understand. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  14. Then he had added, with a laugh, " If you do that you'll have the dear old boy at your feet long before the day's had time to get cool – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum
  15. She longed to go to her mother, whose cool hands around her forehead always seemed to do her so much good, and whose soft, loving words were such a help to her when she had to bear pain. – The Grey Woman and other Tales by Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gaskell
  16. Gets a cool thou, sent her- a cool thou, by the Lord Harry! – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  17. It was a glorious day, the sun was shining brightly, and the air, although somewhat cool was not at all disagreeable. – The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet by Kenneth Ward
  18. " On the contrary," I returned, eying him steadily with a cool smile. – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  19. I sha'n't deny it, except about the business and the keeping cool – What Answer? by Anna E. Dickinson
  20. Then she turned to her scrutoir and wrote a cool little note to Robert, asking him to come in and speak to her a moment the next morning. – Barbara Ladd by Charles G. D. Roberts