Definitions for cold

Definitions for (noun) cold

Main entry: cold, coldness, frigidity, frigidness, low temperature

Definition: the absence of heat

Usage: the coldness made our breath visible; come in out of the cold; cold is a vasoconstrictor

Main entry: cold, coldness

Definition: the sensation produced by low temperatures

Usage: he shivered from the cold; the cold helped clear his head

Main entry: cold, common cold

Definition: a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)

Usage: will they never find a cure for the common cold?

Definitions for (adj) cold

Main entry: cold

Definition: lacking the warmth of life

Usage: cold in his grave

Main entry: cold

Definition: of a seeker; far from the object sought

Main entry: cold

Definition: unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication

Usage: the boxer was out cold; pass out cold

Main entry: cold

Definition: feeling or showing no enthusiasm

Usage: a cold audience; a cold response to the new play

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Definition: having lost freshness through passage of time

Usage: a cold trail; dogs attempting to catch a cold scent

Main entry: cold

Definition: having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration

Usage: a cold climate; a cold room; dinner has gotten cold; cold fingers; if you are cold, turn up the heat; a cold beer

Main entry: cold

Definition: extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion

Usage: a cold unfriendly nod; a cold and unaffectionate person; a cold impersonal manner; cold logic; the concert left me cold

Main entry: cold, cold-blooded, inhuman, insensate

Definition: without compunction or human feeling

Usage: in cold blood; cold-blooded killing; insensate destruction

Main entry: cold, frigid

Definition: sexually unresponsive

Usage: was cold to his advances; a frigid woman

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Definition: so intense as to be almost uncontrollable

Usage: cold fury gripped him

Main entry: cold, dusty, moth-eaten, stale

Definition: lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new

Usage: moth-eaten theories about race; stale news

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Definition: marked by errorless familiarity

Usage: had her lines cold before rehearsals started

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Definition: (color) giving no sensation of warmth

Usage: a cold bluish grey

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