(label) Having a low temperature.
(label) Causing the air to be cold.
(label) Feeling the sensation of coldness, especially to the point of discomfort.
Unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling.
* 2011 April 23, (Doctor Who), series 6, episode 1, (The Impossible Astronaut):
Dispassionate, not prejudiced or partisan, impartial.
- RIVER SONG (upon seeing the still-living DOCTOR, moments after he made her and two other friends watch what they thought was his death): This is cold'. Even by your standards, this is ' cold .
Completely unprepared; without introduction.
Unconscious or deeply asleep; deprived of the metaphorical heat associated with life or consciousness.
(label) Perfectly, exactly, completely; by heart.
(label) Cornered, done for.
(label) Not pungent or acrid.
* (Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
(label) Unexciting; dull; uninteresting.
* (Ben Jonson) (1572-1637)
- cold plants
* (Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
- What a deal of cold business doth a man misspend the better part of life in!
Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) only feebly; having lost its odour.
- The jest grows cold when it comes on in a second scene.
(label) Not sensitive; not acute.
* (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
Distant; said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed. Compare warm'' and ''hot .
- Smell this business with a sense as cold / As is a dead man's nose.
(label) Having a bluish effect; not warm in colour.
* chilled, chilly, freezing, frigid, glacial, icy, cool
* (of the weather) (qualifier) brass monkeys, nippy, parky, taters
* (of a person or animal)
* (unfriendly) aloof, distant, hostile, standoffish, unfriendly, unwelcoming
* (unprepared) unprepared, unready
* See also
* (having a low temperature) baking, boiling, heated, hot, scorching, searing, torrid, warm
* (of the weather) hot (See the corresponding synonyms of (hot).)
* (of a person or animal) hot (See the corresponding synonyms of (hot).)
* (unfriendly) amiable, friendly, welcoming
* (unprepared) prepared, primed, ready
* as cold as charity
* as cold as ice, cold as ice
* as cold as the grave, cold as the grave
* blow hot and cold
* brass monkeys
* bring someone out in a cold sweat
* cold call
* cold case
* cold cash
* cold comfort
* cold cream
* cold cuts
* cold feet/get cold feet
* cold fish
* cold front
* cold one
* cold reading
* cold snap
* cold start
* cold storage
* cold store
* cold sweat
* cold turkey
* cold war
* come in from the cold
* freezing cold
* get cold feet
* give someone the cold shoulder
* in cold blood
* in the cold light of day
* leave someone cold
* leave someone out in the cold
* make someone's blood run cold
* throw cold water on
A condition of low temperature.
(medicine) A common, usually harmless, viral illness, usually with congestion of the nasal passages and sometimes fever.
- Come in, out of the cold .
- I caught a miserable cold and had to stay home for a week.
* (low temperature) coldness
* (illness) common cold, coryza, head cold
* bitter cold
* brass monkey weather
* catch cold
* catch one's death of cold
* cold sore
* cold virus
* common cold
* head cold
* freeze, frost
While at low temperature.
- ''The steel was processed cold .
- The speaker went in cold and floundered for a topic.
- I knocked him out cold .
(countable) anything which cools
(countable) an insulated bin or box used with ice or freezer packs to keep food or beverages cold while picnicking or camping
(US, countable, or, uncountable) a mixed drink, especially one served chilled
- If acid things were used only as coolers , they would not be so proper in this case. — Arbuthnot.
(US, slang) a prison
- They served wine coolers in the afternoon.
(poker, colloquial) A cold deck.
(countable) a bouncer or door man
- "About a year or so back we had him in the cooler on a Mann Act rap." - "The Big Sleep", by Raymond Chandler
* car fridge
* cool bag, cool box (UK)
* chilly bin (New Zealand)
* esky (Australia)
* ice chest
- He looks cooler when he's dressed in shorts.
* cooler heads will prevail