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Definitions of cold

  1. (color) giving no sensation of warmth; "a cold bluish gray" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the absence of heat; "the coldness made our breath visible"; "come in out of the cold"; "cold is a vasoconstrictor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the sensation produced by low temperatures; "he shivered from the cold"; "the cold helped clear his head" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication; "the boxer was out cold"; "pass out cold" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. lacking the warmth of life; "cold in his grave" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. of a seeker; far from the object sought Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. feeling or showing no enthusiasm; "a cold audience"; "a cold response to the new play" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. having lost freshness through passage of time; "a cold trail"; "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. without compunction or human feeling; "in cold blood"; "cold-blooded killing"; "insensate destruction" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. so intense as to be almost uncontrollable; "cold fury gripped him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. sexually unresponsive; "was cold to his advances"; "a frigid woman" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. no longer new; uninteresting; "cold (or stale) news" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. marked by errorless familiarity; "had her lines cold before rehearsals started" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. Deprived of heat, or having a low temperature; not warm or hot; gelid; frigid. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. Lacking the sensation of warmth; suffering from the absence of heat; chilly; shivering; as, to be cold. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. Not pungent or acrid. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. Wanting in ardor, intensity, warmth, zeal, or passion; spiritless; unconcerned; reserved. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. Unwelcome; disagreeable; unsatisfactory. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. Wanting in power to excite; dull; uninteresting. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) but feebly; having lost its odor; as, a cold scent. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. Not sensitive; not acute. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. Distant; -- said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. Having a bluish effect. Cf. Warm, 8. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. The relative absence of heat or warmth. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. The sensation produced by the escape of heat; chilliness or chillness. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. A morbid state of the animal system produced by exposure to cold or dampness; a catarrh. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. To become cold. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. An absence of warmth or heat or a temperature notably below an accustomed norm. Medical Dictionary DB
  32. Without heat or warmth; without passion or zeal; indifferent; insensible. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. Coldly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. Coldness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  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. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  37. Catarrhal affection of respiratory tract. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  38. The opposite of hot: shivering: without passion or zeal: spiritless: unfriendly: indifferent: reserved. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  39. Absence of heat: the feeling or sensation caused by the absence of heat: a disease caused by cold: catarrh: chillness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  40. Absence of heat; sensation produced by absence of heat; distemper caused by cold. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  41. Without heat; without passion; indifferent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  42. Of a low temperature; frigid; chilled; chilly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. Lacking ardor or sympathy; stolid; not cordial; discouraging. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. A low temperature, or the sensation caused by it. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. A disorder caused by exposure to cold. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  48. Not warm or hot; frigid; indifferent; without zeal; without affection; wanting in animation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  50. 1. A sugared version of COLD-K.2. Computer Output to Laser Disk - see EnterpriseReport Management. foldoc_fs
  51. k[=o]ld, adj. the opposite of hot: shivering: without passion or zeal: spiritless: unfriendly: indifferent: reserved.--n. a relative want of sensible heat: the feeling or sensation caused by the absence of heat: coldness: a spell of cold weather: a disease caused by cold, a catarrhal inflammation of the mucous membrane of the respiratory organs, usually accompanied by hoarseness and coughing: catarrh: chillness.--adj. COLD'-BLOOD'ED, having cold blood, as fishes: without feeling: hard-hearted--of persons or actions.--adv. COLD'-BLOOD'EDLY.--ns. COLD'-BLOOD'EDNESS; COLD'-CHIS'EL, a strong and finely-tempered chisel for cutting cold metal, as distinguished from a blacksmith's chisel for cutting hot iron; COLD'-CREAM, the name applied to a creamy ointment, usually made of almond-oil, spermaceti, white wax, and rose-water, used as a cooling dressing for the skin.--adjs. COLD'-HEART'ED, wanting feeling: indifferent; COLD'ISH, somewhat cold.--adv. COLDLY.--ns. COLD'NESS; COLD'-PIG (coll.), the application of cold water to wake a person.--adj. COLD'-SHORT, brittle when cold: (fig.) of the temper.--ns. COLD'-WAT'ER, water at its natural temperature; COLD'-WITHOUT', brandy with cold water and no sugar.--COLD AS CHARITY, a proverbial phrase expressing ironically great coldness or indifference.--CATCH COLD, TAKE COLD, to acquire the malady--a cold.--GIVE THE COLD SHOULDER, to show indifference: to give a rebuff.--IN COLD BLOOD, with deliberate intent, not under the influence of passion.--LEAVE OUT IN THE COLD, to neglect, ignore.--THROW COLD WATER ON, to discourage. [A.S. ceald; Scot, cauld, Ger. kalt; cog. also with Eng. cool, Ice. kala, to freeze, L. gelidus--gelu, frost.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  52. The sensation produced by the abstraction of caloric from our organs, - Cheima, Chimon. See Heat. Three degrees of cold are generally distinguished in disease. 1. The simple feeling of cold (Algor), 2. Chilliness (Horror), and 3. Shivering (Rigor). Cold is employed in medicine, chiefly, as a refrigerant and sedative. Cold is, also, used for a morbid affection induced by cold. "To take cold," is to be affected by a disease presumed to be caused by cold. See Catarrh and Coryza. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  53. Not warm to the touch; having a low temperature. C. bath, a bath below 21°C. (70° F.). C. cream, ointment of rosewater. C. pack, a sheet soaked with c. water in which a patient is wrapped for reducing temperature, relieving pain, etc. na
  54. Lacking the feeling of warmth or suffering from the absence of warmth. na
  55. Unattended by heat on the surface or obvious inflammatory signs. C. abscess, a chronic abscess or collection of broken-down matter unassociated with evidences of active inflammation; due to disease (especially tuberculous) of glands and bone. C. sweat, sweat associated with coldness and pallor of the akin; produced by contraction of the muscles of the corium, which drive the sweat toward the surface and the blood away from it. na
  56. Any acute rheumatic, neuralgic, or inflammatory disorder attributed to chilling of the body; especially, an acute catarrh of the respiratory tract so produced. C. sore, herpes facialis. na
  57. Of low temperature, esp. when compared with human body or with that usual in things like the one in question (ice, key, stone, -c., c. as these; c.-blooded, of fish& reptiles, also fig. of sluggish persons, & see below; c.-livered, unemotional; c. steel, sword, bayonet, &c., opposed to fire-arms); not heated or having cooled after heat (c. water; throw c. water on plan, discourage it; c. in death or c., dead; c.-pig, water thrown on sleeper to wake him, also as v.t.; c.-hammer, work metal in c. state; c.-CHISEL; c. without, c. sugarless spirit& water; c. meat; c. shoulder, of roast mutton, give the c. s. to, entertain poorly, show distaste for company of, also c.-s. as v.t.; in c. blood, without the excuse of heat or excitement, of cruelty &c., whence coldblooded a., cold-bloodedness n.); feeling c.; slow to absorb heat (of clayey soil); without ardour, friendliness, or affection, undemonstrative, apathetic, (so cold-hearted a., cold-heartedness n., cold-heartedly adv.; idea leaves one c., unmoved, not impressed); chilling, depressing, uninteresting, (c. comfort, counsel, news); faint (of scent in hunting); c. colours, blue, grey, &c., opp. red, yellow, &c.; c.-drawn CASTOR OIL; c. coil, tube coiled round inflamed part with c. water running in it; c. blast, of c. air forced into furnace; c. CREAM. Hence coldish a., coldly adv., coldness n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  58. Prevalence in atmosphere, or rarely in any object, of low temperature (left out in the c., not looked after); inflamed state of mucous membrane, with hoarseness, running at nose, sore throat, &c. (CATCH C.). Hence coldproof a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  59. Catarrhal disorder. from exposure. American pocket medical dictionary.
  60. A state of comparatively low temperature. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  61. A popular term for an acute transitory disorder attributed to exposure to a low temperature; especially for an acute infection of any portion of the respiratory apparatus. A cold is popularly supposed to constitute the starting point of most acute inflammations, particularly those of the respiratory organs. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  62. n. Absence of warmth; —the sensation produced by the escape of heat; chilliness; —a catarrh. Cabinet Dictionary
  63. Chill, having sense of cold; having cold qualities, not volatile; frigid, without passion; unaffecting, unable to move the passions; reserved, coy, not as sectionate, not cordial; chaste; not welcome. Complete Dictionary
  64. The cause of the sensation of cold, the privation of heat; the sensation of cold, chillness; a disease caused by cold, the obstruction of perspiration. Complete Dictionary

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