(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 .
Eye dialect or leet spelling of hot.
* 1896, , Break O’ Day , Ayer Publishing (1969), ISBN 0836930630, page 46,
* 2005, Lauren Mechling and Laura Moser, The Rise and Fall of a 10th-Grade Social Climber , Graphia Books, ISBN 0618555196, pages 86–87,
- “[…] Oh, ’t is, eh? Well, I waant to know — kind o’ hawt in here, ain’t it? Phew!” Again the orange silk handkerchief waved clouds of suffocating musk.
* 2006, Robert Eversz, Zero to the Bone: A Nina Zero Novel , Simon and Schuster, ISBN 0743288688, page 24,
- “Mistah,” I drawled, switching on the Texan twang I perfected not in Houston but as a child in New York watching Dallas'' reruns with my dad. “Ah’m tahrubly sawhruh, but won’t ya tell us what on ''er-yuhth'' we’re a-doin’ wrong?” ¶ […] “We were just having a nice cool refray-yush-munt, Officer—isn’t it so ''hawt ?”
High; in later use , eye dialect spelling of haut or haute.
* c''1560, "Proude Wyues Pater noster", in William Carew Hazlitt (ed.), ''Remains of the Early Popular Poetry of England , J.R. Smith (1866),
- A few of the comments were marginally pervy, but most were touchingly supportive messages. Ur soooo Hawt !!!'' One comment read. ''I can’t believe ur not gonna be a ***.
* a''1900, , "High Finance", in ''Mr. Dooley’s Philosophy , R. H. Russell (1902),
- Amen —sayd the other, I pray god it be so, / For ye haue good ynoughe, this I do knowe well, / Of good marchaundise, so mote I the, / As any is here in this countre to sell, / For his degre; but he is a frayde / That he sholde passe his state or loke to hawt , / Than behynde your backes it shulde be sayde, / Yf he fare amyss, that it were all your fawt.
* 2002, , Moving Pictures , HarperCollins, ISBN 0-06-102063-X, page 60,
- […] ‘Well,’ says I, ‘Cassidy,’ I says, ‘ye’ve been up again th’ pa-apers call hawt finance,’ I says. ‘What th’ divvle’s that?’ says he. ‘Well,’ says I, ‘it ain’t burglary, an’ it ain’t obtaining money be false pretinses, an’ it ain’t manslaughter,’ I says. ‘It’s what ye might call a judicious seliction fr’m th’ best features iv thim ar-rts,’ I says. […]
- On it was written, in shaky handwriting: ¶ After thys perfromans, Why Notte Visit / Harga’s Hous of Ribs, / For the Best inne Hawt' Cuisyne ¶ “What's ' hawt cuisyne?” said Victor.
* 1880, , ''Heroines of Fiction , Harper and Brothers (1903),
* 1896, , "When Malindy Sings", in Joan R. Sherman, African-American Poetry: An Anthology, 1773–1927 , Courier Dover Publications (1997), ISBN 0486296040, pages 64–65,
- She looked up suddenly and took a quick breath, as if to resume, but her eyes fell before his, and she said, in a tone of half-soliloquy: ‘I ’ave so much troub’ wit dad hawt .’ She lifted one little hand feebly to the cardiac region, and sighed softly, with a dying languor.
* 2004, Oliver T. Beard, Bristling with Thorns , Kessinger Publishing, ISBN 1417915277, page 163,
- […] / But fu’ real melojous music, / Dat jes’ strikes yo’ hawt and clings, / Jes’ you stan’ an’ listen wif me, / When Malindy sings.
- “Deah mistus, cry way down in you hawt , but you’ll git inter mistrouble sho’ if dey sees teahs for de po’ Yanks. Dat yo’ will, honey.”
(obsolete) Anything. ()
* c''1500, anonymous, "Robin Hood and the Potter", in Francis James Child, ''English and Scottish Ballads , Sampson Low (1861),
- “Her het ys merey to be,” seyde Roben, / “For a man that had hawt to spende; / Be mey horne we schall awet / Yeff Roben Hode be ner hande.”