Heat vs Cool - What's the difference?

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As a noun heat

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heat

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) hete, from (etyl) .

Noun

  • (uncountable) Thermal energy.
  • * 2007 , James Shipman, Jerry Wilson, Aaron Todd, An Introduction to Physical Science: Twelfth Edition , pages 106–108:
  • Heat' and temperature, although different, are intimately related. [...] For example, suppose you added equal amounts of ' heat to equal masses of iron and aluminum. How do you think their temperatures would change?if the temperature of the iron increased by 100 C°, the corresponding temperature change in the aluminum would be only 48 C°.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , title= Geothermal Energy , volume=101, issue=4, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Energy has seldom been found where we need it when we want it. Ancient nomads, wishing to ward off the evening chill and enjoy a meal around a campfire, had to collect wood and then spend time and effort coaxing the heat of friction out from between sticks to kindle a flame.}}
  • (uncountable) The condition or quality of being hot.
  • (uncountable) An attribute of a spice that causes a burning sensation in the mouth.
  • (uncountable) A period of intensity, particularly of emotion.
  • (uncountable) An undesirable amount of attention.
  • (uncountable, slang) The police.
  • (uncountable, slang) One or more firearms.
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  • (countable, baseball) A fastball.
  • (uncountable) A condition where a mammal is aroused sexually or where it is especially fertile and therefore eager to mate.
  • (countable) A preliminary race, used to determine the participants in a final race
  • (countable) One cycle of bringing metal to maximum temperature and working it until it is too cool to work further.
  • (countable) A hot spell.
  • (uncountable) Heating system; a system that raises the temperature of a room or building.
  • (uncountable) The output of a heating system.
  • Derived terms
    * heat capacity * heat death * heat engine * heat exchanger * heat lamp * heatproof * heat pump * heat rash * heat-resistant * heat-seeking * heat shield * heat sink * heatstroke * heat treatment * heatwave * in heat * on heat

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) heten, from (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cause an increase in temperature of an object or space; to cause something to become hot (often with "up").
  • I'll heat up the water.
  • To excite or make hot by action or emotion; to make feverish.
  • * Shakespeare:
  • Pray, walk softly; do not heat your blood.
  • To excite ardour in; to rouse to action; to excite to excess; to inflame, as the passions.
  • * Dryden:
  • A noble emulation heats your breast.
  • To arouse, to excite (sexually).
  • The massage heated her up.
    Synonyms
    * stoke * warm up * heat up; hot up,

    cool

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (slang) coo, kewl, kool, qewl, qool

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl), from (etyl) . Related to (l).

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Having a slightly low temperature; mildly or pleasantly cold.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=The day was cool and snappy for August, and the Rise all green with a lavish nature. Now we plunged into a deep shade with the boughs lacing each other overhead, and crossed dainty, rustic bridges over the cold trout-streams, the boards giving back the clatter of our horses' feet:
  • Allowing or suggesting heat relief.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=2 citation , passage=Now that she had rested and had fed from the luncheon tray Mrs. Broome had just removed, she had reverted to her normal gaiety.  She looked cool in a grey tailored cotton dress with a terracotta scarf and shoes and her hair a black silk helmet.}}
  • Of a person, not showing emotion, calm and in self-control.
  • Unenthusiastic, lukewarm, skeptical.
  • Calmly audacious.
  • * (Nathaniel Hawthorne) (1804-1864)
  • Its cool stare of familiarity was intolerable.
  • * 1944 November 28, Irving Brecher and Fred F. Finklehoffe, Meet Me in St. Louis , Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer:
  • My father was talking to the World's Fair Commission yesterday, and they estimate it's going to cost a cool fifty million.
  • (label) Of a person, knowing what to do and how to behave; considered popular by others.
  • (label) In fashion, part of or fitting the in crowd; originally hipster slang.
  • * 2008 , Lou Schuler, "Foreward", in'' Nate Green, ''Built for Show , page xii
  • The fact that I was middle-aged, bald, married, and raising girls instead of chasing them didn't really bother me. Muscles are cool at any age.
  • (label) Of an action, all right; acceptable; that does not present a problem.
  • (label) A dismissal of a comment perceived as boring or pointless.
  • (label) Of a person, not upset by circumstances that might ordinarily be upsetting.
  • * (Henry Fielding) (1707-1754)
  • He had lost a cool hundred.
  • * (Charles Dickens) (1812-1870)
  • leaving a cool four thousand to Mr. Matthew Pocket
    Synonyms
    * (having a slightly low temperature) chilly * (not showing emotion) distant, phlegmatic, standoffish, unemotional * (in fashion) ** (standard) , fashionable, in fashion, modish, stylish ** (colloquial or slang) happening, hip, in, trendy * (acceptable) acceptable, all right, OK * (not upset) easy, fine, not bothered, not fussed'''
    Antonyms
    * (having a slightly low temperature) lukewarm, tepid, warm * (not showing emotion) passionate * (knowing what to do and how to behave) awkward, uncool * (in fashion) , old hat, out, out of fashion * (acceptable) not cricket (UK), not on, unacceptable * (not upset) bothered, upset * (unenthusiastic) warm
    Derived terms
    * cool head * coolish * coolly * coolness * keep one's cool * lose one's cool * uncool
    Quotations
    * The earliest use of the word in this way seems to be in ' "The Moonstone" 1868: *: "She has been a guest of yours at this house," I answered. "May I venture to suggest — if nothing was said about me beforehand — that I might see her here?" *: "Cool!" said Mr. Bruff. With that one word of comment on the reply that I had made to him, he took another turn up and down the room. *: "In plain English," he said, "my house is to be turned into a trap to catch Rachel ... * In 1602, Shakespeare wrote that Queen Gertrude told Hamlet: *: "O gentle son, Upon the heat and flame of thy distemper, Sprinkle cool patience."

    Noun

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  • A moderate or refreshing state of cold; moderate temperature of the air between hot and cold; coolness.
  • in the cool of the morning
  • A calm temperament.
  • Synonyms
    *(calm temperament) calmness, composure

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) colen, from (etyl) , altered to resemble the adjective cool. See (l).

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (literally) To lose heat, to get colder.
  • I like to let my tea cool before drinking it so I don't burn my tongue.
  • To make cooler, less warm.
  • * Bible, Luke xvi. 24:
  • Send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue.
  • (figuratively) To become less intense, e.g. less amicable or passionate.
  • Relations cooled between the USA and the USSR after 1980.
  • To make less intense, e.g. less amicable or passionate.
  • * Shakespeare:
  • We have reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts.
    Derived terms
    * coolant * cooler * cooling * cool off * cool down * cool it * cool one's heels * cool one's jets

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