Meaning of CHILL in English


n. 25B6; noun

a chill in the air : COLDNESS, chilliness, coolness, iciness, rawness, bitterness, nip.

he had a chill : COLD, dose of flu/influenza; archaic grippe.

the chill in their relations : UNFRIENDLINESS, lack of warmth/understanding, chilliness, coldness, coolness.


25B6; verb

the dessert is best chilled : MAKE COLD, make colder, cool (down/off); refrigerate, ice.

his quiet tone chilled Ruth : SCARE, frighten, petrify, terrify, alarm; make someone's blood run cold, chill to the bone/marrow, make someone's flesh crawl; informal scare the pants off; Brit. informal put the wind up; archaic affright.


25B6; adjective a chill wind : COLD, chilly, cool, fresh; wintry, frosty, icy, ice-cold, icy-cold, glacial, polar, arctic, raw, bitter, bitterly cold, biting, freezing, frigid, gelid; informal nippy; Brit. informal parky.

25A0; chill out (N. Amer. informal) . See relax sense 1.

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