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  Definition of cold
  1. the absence of heat; "the coldness made our breath visible"; "come in out of the cold"; "cold is a vasoconstrictor"
  2. the sensation produced by low temperatures; "he shivered from the cold"; "the cold helped clear his head"
  3. a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs); "will they never find a cure for the common cold?"
  4. lacking the warmth of life; "cold in his grave"
  5. of a seeker; far from the object sought
  6. unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication; "the boxer was out cold"; "pass out cold"
  7. feeling or showing no enthusiasm; "a cold audience"; "a cold response to the new play"
  8. having lost freshness through passage of time; "a cold trail"; "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent"
  9. used of physical coldness; having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration; "a cold climate"; "a cold room"; "dinner has gotten cold"; "cold fingers"; "if you are cold, turn u
  10. extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion; "a cold unfriendly nod"; "a cold and unaffectionate person"; "a cold impersonal manner"; "cold logic"; "the concert left me cold"
  11. without compunction or human feeling; "in cold blood"; "cold-blooded killing"; "insensate destruction"
  12. sexually unresponsive; "was cold to his advances"; "a frigid woman"
  13. so intense as to be almost uncontrollable; "cold fury gripped him"
  14. no longer new; uninteresting; "cold (or stale) news"
  15. marked by errorless familiarity; "had her lines cold before rehearsals started"
  16. (color) giving no sensation of warmth; "a cold bluish gray"
Similar Words: coldness, low temperature, common cold, cold-blooded, inhuman, insensate, frigid, stale


See Also: cool, frozen, passionless


Hyponyms: chill, iciness, gelidity, chilliness, coolness, frostiness, cool, head cold


Attributes: temperature, emotionality, emotionalism


Anagrams: clod


Language Translations:
Afrikaans: koud   Albanian: ftohtë  
Armenian: հարբուխ   Basque: hotz  
Bosnian: hladan and zima   Breton: yen  
Bulgarian: студен   Catalan: fred  
Chinese: 冷的 and 寒冷 and 感冒   Croatian: hladan  
Danish: kold   Dutch: koud and koude and verkoudheid  
Esperanto: malvarma   Estonian: külm  
Finnish: kylmä and kylmyys and nuha   French: froid and rhume  
Frisian: ferkâldzjen   Georgian: ცივი  
German: Erkältung and kalt and kaltherzig and Kälte   Greek: κρύος  
Hebrew: קר   Hindi: ठंडा  
Hungarian: hideg   Icelandic: kaldur and kvef  
Indonesian: dingin   Interlingua: frigide  
Irish: fuar   Italian: freddo and raffreddore  
Japanese: つれない and 風邪 and 冷たい   Korean:  
Latin: algidus   Latvian: auksts  
Lithuanian: vėsa and šaltas   Malay: sejuk  
Malayalam: തണുത്ത   Norwegian: kald  
Polish: chłodny and przeziębienie and zimno and zimny   Portuguese: constipação and frio  
Romanian: frig and gripă   Russian: простуда and холод and холодный  
Serbian: prehlada   Slovene: mraz and mrzel and prehlad  
Spanish: constipado and frío   Swahili: baridi  
Swedish: förkylning and kall and kyla   Tagalog: kalamigán and lamig and malamíg and sipón  
Tamil: குளுழு   Telugu: జలుబు and ప్రఛ్ఛన్న and శీతల and శీతలం  
Vietnamese: lạnh   Welsh: anghynnes and annwyd and oer and oerfel  
Yiddish: קאַלט  
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