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English adjective: cold

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


SamplesA cold climate.
A cold room.
Dinner has gotten cold.
Cold fingers.
If you are cold, turn up the heat.
A cold beer.


Similaracold, algid, arctic, bleak, chilly, crisp, cutting, frigid, frigorific, frore, frosty, frosty, gelid, glacial, heatless, ice-cold, icy, nipping, nippy, parky, polar, raw, refrigerant, refrigerated, refrigerating, rimed, rimy, shivery, snappy, stone-cold, unheated, unwarmed


See alsocool, frozen


Attributetemperature


Antonymshot

2. cold extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion


SamplesA cold unfriendly nod.
A cold and unaffectionate person.
A cold impersonal manner.
Cold logic.
The concert left me cold.


Similaremotionless, frigid, frosty, frozen, glacial, icy, passionless, wintry


See alsocool, passionless


Attributeemotionalism, emotionality


Antonymshot

3. cold having lost freshness through passage of time


SamplesA cold trail.
Dogs attempting to catch a cold scent.


Similarstale


Antonymsfresh

4. cold (color) giving no sensation of warmth


SamplesA cold bluish grey.


Similarcool


Antonymswarm

5. cold marked by errorless familiarity


SamplesHad her lines cold before rehearsals started.


Similarperfect


Antonymsimperfect

6. cold lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new


SamplesMoth-eaten theories about race.
Stale news.


Synonymsdusty, moth-eaten, stale


Similarunoriginal


Antonymsoriginal

7. cold so intense as to be almost uncontrollable


SamplesCold fury gripped him.


Similarintense


Antonymsmild

8. cold sexually unresponsive


SamplesWas cold to his advances.
A frigid woman.


Synonymsfrigid


Similarunloving


Antonymsloving

9. cold without compunction or human feeling


SamplesIn cold blood.
Cold-blooded killing.
Insensate destruction.


Synonymscold-blooded, inhuman, insensate


Similarinhumane


Antonymshumane

10. cold feeling or showing no enthusiasm


SamplesA cold audience.
A cold response to the new play.


Similarunenthusiastic


Antonymsenthusiastic

11. cold unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication


SamplesThe boxer was out cold.
Pass out cold.


Similarunconscious


Antonymsconscious

12. cold of a seeker; far from the object sought


Similarfar


Antonymsnear, nigh, close

13. cold lacking the warmth of life


SamplesCold in his grave.


Similardead


Antonymsalive, live


English noun: cold

1. cold (state) a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)


SamplesWill they never find a cure for the common cold?.


Synonymscommon cold


Broader (hypernym)communicable disease, respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness


Narrower (hyponym)head cold


Part holonymrhinorrhea

2. cold (attribute) the absence of heat


SamplesThe coldness made our breath visible.
Come in out of the cold.
Cold is a vasoconstrictor.


Synonymscoldness, frigidity, frigidness, low temperature


Broader (hypernym)pressor, temperature, vasoconstrictive, vasoconstrictor


Narrower (hyponym)chill, chilliness, cool, coolness, frostiness, gelidity, iciness, nip


Antonymshigh temperature, hotness, heat

3. cold (cognition) the sensation produced by low temperatures


SamplesHe shivered from the cold.
The cold helped clear his head.


Synonymscoldness


Broader (hypernym)temperature









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