Meaning of COLD in English



Function: adverb

Date: 1889

1 : with utter finality : ABSOLUTELY , COMPLETELY <turned down cold > also : ABRUPTLY <stopped them cold >

2 a : without introduction or advance notice <walked in cold to apply for a job> b : without preparation or warm-up <was asked to perform the solo cold >

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.