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Definitions of chill

  1. To reduce or come to a low temperature; make or become chilly; discourage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To strike with a chill; to make chilly; to cause to shiver; to affect with cold. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To check enthusiasm or warmth of feeling of; to depress; to discourage. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To produce, by sudden cooling, a change of crystallization at or near the surface of, so as to increase the hardness; said of cast iron. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To make cold; as, snow chills the air; deject; depress. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To make chill or cold: to blast with cold: to discourage. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To make chill or cold; to discourage. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To become surface-hardened by sudden cooling while solidifying; as, some kinds of cast iron chill to a greater depth than others. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To become or feel cold. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. depress or discourage; "The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. loose heat; "The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To make cold; to depress; to discourage; to cool suddenly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To cause a shivering; to check the circulation of the blood; to make cold; to blast with cold; to deject. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. A sensation of cold with convulsive shaking of the body, pinched face, pale skin, and blue lips, caused by undue cooling of the body or by nervous excitement, or forming the precursor of some constitutional disturbance, as of a fever. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A check to enthusiasm or warmth of feeling; discouragement; as, a chill comes over an assembly. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. An iron mold or portion of a mold, serving to cool rapidly, and so to harden, the surface of molten iron brought in contact with it. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The hardened part of a casting, as the tread of a car wheel. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A sudden coldness accompanied by shaking; the absence of heat in a substance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Coldness: a cold that causes shivering: anything that damps or disheartens. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. CHILLNESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Cold that causes shivering; an ague-fit; anything discouraging. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. Coldness; a sensation of cold; a check to ardor, joy, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Chilliness; coldness; anything that chills, depresses, or discourages. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. A cold; a shivering with cold; the sensation of cold; a depressing influence or sensation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. uncomfortably cool; "a chill wind"; "chilly weather" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. Moderately cold; tending to cause shivering; chilly; raw. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Affected by cold. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Characterized by coolness of manner, feeling, etc.; lacking enthusiasm or warmth; formal; distant; as, a chill reception. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Discouraging; depressing; dispiriting. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Having the sensatior, of cold; depressing; discourteous; as, a chill greeting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. Shivering with cold: slightly cold: opp. of cordial. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. Chillingly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. Cold; formal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. Somewhat cold; chilly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. Cold, so as to cause shivering; shivering with cold; coldly formal; chilling or depressing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. Moderately cold; tending to cause shivering; not warm; cool. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for chill

  1. It is a slight chill – Blind Policy by George Manville Fenn
  2. My daughter and Lawson-" At that word a chill wind blew upon the agent's hope. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
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