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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



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



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

SamplesCool greens and blues and violets.



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.


See alsocold, unagitated, unemotional, unfriendly

Attributeemotionalism, emotionality


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

SamplesA cool million bucks.


Domain usagecolloquialism


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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