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cold meaning and definition

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COLD noun

Definition of cold (noun)

  1. a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
    • "will they never find a cure for the common cold?"
    • synonyms: common cold
  2. the absence of heat
  3. the sensation produced by low temperatures
    • "he shivered from the cold"; "the cold helped clear his head"
    • synonyms: coldness

COLD adjective

Definition of cold (adjective)

  1. 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 up the heat"; "a cold beer"
    • antonym: hot
  2. 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"
    • antonym: hot
  3. having lost freshness through passage of time
    • "a cold trail"; "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent"
  4. (color) giving no sensation of warmth
    • "a cold bluish grey"
  5. marked by errorless familiarity
    • "had her lines cold before rehearsals started"
  6. lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new
  7. so intense as to be almost uncontrollable
    • "cold fury gripped him"
  8. sexually unresponsive
    • "was cold to his advances"; "a frigid woman"
    • synonyms: frigid
  9. without compunction or human feeling
  10. feeling or showing no enthusiasm
    • "a cold audience"; "a cold response to the new play"
  11. unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication
    • "the boxer was out cold"; "pass out cold"
  12. of a seeker; far from the object sought
  13. lacking the warmth of life
    • "cold in his grave"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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