Definition of cold (noun)
- 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
- the absence of heat
- the sensation produced by low temperatures
- "he shivered from the cold"; "the cold helped clear his head"
- synonyms: coldness
Definition of cold (adjective)
- 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
- 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
- having lost freshness through passage of time
- "a cold trail"; "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent"
- (color) giving no sensation of warmth
- "a cold bluish grey"
- marked by errorless familiarity
- "had her lines cold before rehearsals started"
- lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new
- so intense as to be almost uncontrollable
- "cold fury gripped him"
- sexually unresponsive
- "was cold to his advances"; "a frigid woman"
- synonyms: frigid
- without compunction or human feeling
- feeling or showing no enthusiasm
- "a cold audience"; "a cold response to the new play"
- unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication
- "the boxer was out cold"; "pass out cold"
- of a seeker; far from the object sought
- lacking the warmth of life
- "cold in his grave"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet