Definitions of cold:
- noun: the sensation produced by low temperatures
Example: "He shivered from the cold"
- noun: a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
Example: "Will they never find a cure for the common cold?"
- noun: the absence of heat
Example: "The coldness made our breath visible"
- adjective: 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
Example: "A cold climate"
- adjective: extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion
Example: "A cold unfriendly nod"
- adjective: without compunction or human feeling
Example: "In cold blood"
- adjective: sexually unresponsive
Example: "Was cold to his advances"
- adjective: so intense as to be almost uncontrollable
Example: "Cold fury gripped him"
- adjective: no longer new; uninteresting
Example: "Cold (or stale) news"
- adjective: marked by errorless familiarity
Example: "Had her lines cold before rehearsals started"
- adjective: (color) giving no sensation of warmth
Example: "A cold bluish gray"
- adjective: lacking the warmth of life
Example: "Cold in his grave"
- adjective: of a seeker; far from the object sought
- adjective: unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication
Example: "The boxer was out cold"
- adjective: feeling or showing no enthusiasm
Example: "A cold audience"
- adjective: having lost freshness through passage of time
Example: "A cold trail"
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