Meaning of COOL in English


■ adjective

1》 of or at a fairly low temperature.

↘(especially of clothing) keeping one from becoming too hot.

2》 not excited, anxious, or emotional.

↘unfriendly or unenthusiastic.

↘(of jazz) restrained and relaxed.

3》 informal fashionably attractive or impressive.


↘used to express acceptance or agreement.

4》 ( a ~ —— ) informal used to emphasize the size of a sum of money: they pocketed a ~ $1 million each.

■ noun ( the ~ ) a ~ temperature, place, or time.

■ verb

1》 become or make less hot.

2》 become less emotional or enthusiastic.


keep (or lose ) one's ~ informal maintain (or fail to maintain) a calm and controlled attitude.


~ish adjective

~ly adverb

~ness noun


OE cōl (n.), cōlian (v.), of Gmc origin; related to cold .

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