Meaning of COLD in English


I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ceald, cald; akin to Old High German kalt ~, Latin gelu frost, gelare to freeze Date: before 12th century 1. having or being a temperature that is uncomfortably low for humans , having a relatively low temperature or one lower than normal or expected , not heated: as, served without heating especially after initial cooking or processing , served chilled or with ice , involving processing without the use of heat , 2. marked by a lack of the warmth of normal human emotion, friendliness, or compassion , not colored or affected by personal feeling or bias ; detached , indifferent , marked by sure familiarity ; pat , conveying the impression of being ~: as, depressing , gloomy , cool 6a, 4. marked by the loss of normal body heat , giving the appearance of being dead ; unconscious , 5. having lost freshness or vividness ; stale , far off the mark ; not close to finding or solving, marked by poor or unlucky performance , not prepared or suitably warmed up, ~ish adjective ~ly adverb ~ness noun II. noun Date: 13th century bodily sensation produced by loss or lack of heat , a condition of low temperature , a bodily disorder popularly associated with chilling, III. adverb Date: 1889 with utter finality ; absolutely , completely , 2. without introduction or advance notice , without preparation or warm-up

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