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English adjective: cool

1. cool neither warm nor very cold; giving relief from heat


SamplesA cool autumn day.
A cool room.
Cool summer dresses.
Cool drinks.
A cool breeze.


Similarair-conditioned, air-cooled, caller, precooled, water-cooled


See alsocold


Attributetemperature


Antonymswarm

2. cool marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional


SamplesPlay it cool.
Keep cool.
Stayed coolheaded in the crisis.
The most nerveless winner in the history of the tournament.


Synonymscoolheaded, nerveless


Similarcomposed


Antonymsdiscomposed

3. cool (color) inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets


SamplesCool greens and blues and violets.


Similarcold


Antonymswarm

4. cool psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike


SamplesRelations were cool and polite.
A cool reception.
Cool to the idea of higher taxes.


Similarunresponsive


See alsocold, unagitated, unemotional, unfriendly


Attributeemotionalism, emotionality


Antonymswarm

5. cool (used of a number or sum) without exaggeration or qualification


SamplesA cool million bucks.


Similarunqualified


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsqualified

6. cool fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept


SamplesHe's a cool dude.
That's cool.
Mary's dress is really cool.
It's not cool to arrive at a party too early.


Similarfashionable, stylish


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsunfashionable, unstylish


English noun: cool

1. cool (attribute) the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature


SamplesThe cool of early morning.


Broader (hypernym)cold, coldness, frigidity, frigidness, low temperature

2. cool (attribute) great coolness and composure under strain


SamplesKeep your cool.


Synonymsaplomb, assuredness, poise, sang-froid


Broader (hypernym)calm, calmness, composure, equanimity


English verb: cool

1. cool (change) make cool or cooler


SamplesChill the food.


ExamplesThey cool the water


Synonymschill, cool down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)ice, quench, refrigerate


Causechill, cool, cool down


Antonymsheat, heat up

2. cool (change) loose heat


SamplesThe air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm.


ExamplesThe water cools


Synonymschill, cool down


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Antonymsheat up, hot up, heat

3. cool (change) lose intensity


SamplesHis enthusiasm cooled considerably.


Synonymscool down, cool off


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change









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