HyperDic: cold

English > 16 senses of the word cold:
ADJECTIVEallcoldhaving a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration
allcoldextended meanings
allcoldhaving lost freshness through passage of time
allcold(color) giving no sensation of warmth
allcoldmarked by errorless familiarity
allcold, stale, dusty, moth-eatenlacking originality or spontaneity
allcoldso intense as to be almost uncontrollable
allcold, frigidsexually unresponsive
allcold, cold-blooded, inhuman, insensatewithout compunction or human feeling
allcoldfeeling or showing no enthusiasm
allcoldunconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication
allcoldof a seeker
allcoldlacking the warmth of life
NOUNstatecold, common colda mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
attributecold, coldness, low temperature, frigidity, frigidnessthe absence of heat
cognitioncold, coldnessthe sensation produced by low temperatures
cold > pronunciation
Soundskow'ld
Rhymesbehold ... wold: 49 rhymes with owld...
English > cold: 16 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration.
Examples
  • "a cold climate"
  • "a cold room"
  • "dinner has gotten cold"
  • "cold fingers"
  • "if you are cold, turn up the heat"
  • "a cold beer"
Attribute oftemperatureThe degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment / environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)
NarroweracoldOf persons
algidChilly
arctic, frigid, gelid, glacial, icy, polarExtremely cold
bleak, cutting, rawunpleasantly cold and damp
chilly, parkyappreciably or disagreeably cold
crisp, frosty, nipping, nippy, snappyPleasantly cold and invigorating
frigorificCausing cold / cold
froreVery cold
frosty, rimed, rimyCovered with frost
heatlessWithout generating heat
ice-coldAs cold as ice
refrigerant, refrigeratingCausing cooling or freezing
refrigeratedmade or kept cold by refrigeration
shiveryCold enough to cause shivers
stone-coldCompletely cold
unheated, unwarmednot having been heated or warmed / warmed
See alsocoolNeither warm nor very cold
frozenTurned into ice
OppositehotUsed of physical heat / heat
Spanishfrío
Catalanfred
Nounscoldthe absence of heat
cold, coldnessthe sensation produced by low temperatures
English > cold: 16 senses > adjective 2
MeaningExtended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion.
Examples
  • "a cold unfriendly nod"
  • "a cold and unaffectionate person"
  • "a cold impersonal manner"
  • "cold logic"
  • "the concert left me cold"
Attribute ofemotionality, emotionalismemotional nature or quality
Narroweremotionless, passionlessunmoved by feeling
frigid, frosty, frozen, glacial, icy, wintryDevoid of warmth and cordiality
See alsocoolpsychologically cool and unenthusiastic
passionlessnot passionate
OppositehotExtended meanings
Spanishdistante, frío
Catalandistant, fred
Nounscoldnessa lack of affection or enthusiasm
Adverbscoldlyin a cold unemotional manner
English > cold: 16 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving lost freshness through passage of time.
Examples
  • "a cold trail"
  • "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent"
BroaderstaleLacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age
Spanishpasado
English > cold: 16 senses > adjective 4
Meaning(color) giving no sensation of warmth.
Example"a cold bluish grey"
Broadercool(color) inducing the impression of coolness
English > cold: 16 senses > adjective 5
Meaningmarked by errorless familiarity.
Example"had her lines cold before rehearsals started"
Broaderperfectcomplete of its kind and without defect / defect / defect / defect or blemish
English > cold: 16 senses > adjective 6
MeaningLacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new.
Synonymsstale, dusty, moth-eaten
Broaderunoriginalnot original
Spanishanticuado, pasado, viejo
Catalanantiquat, passat, vell
English > cold: 16 senses > adjective 7
MeaningSo intense as to be almost uncontrollable.
Example"cold fury gripped him"
BroaderintensePossessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
English > cold: 16 senses > adjective 8
Meaningsexually unresponsive.
Example"was cold to his advances"
Synonymfrigid
Broaderunlovingnot giving or reciprocating affection
Spanishfrígido
Nounscoldnessa lack of affection or enthusiasm
English > cold: 16 senses > adjective 9
MeaningWithout compunction or human feeling.
Examples
  • "in cold blood"
  • "cold-blooded killing"
Synonymscold-blooded, inhuman, insensate
Broaderinhumanelacking and reflecting lack of pity / pity or compassion / compassion
Spanishdesalmado, despiadado, frío, inhumano
Catalandespietat, fred, inhumà
English > cold: 16 senses > adjective 10
MeaningFeeling or showing no enthusiasm.
Examples
  • "a cold audience"
  • "a cold response to the new play"
Broaderunenthusiasticnot enthusiastic
Nounscoldnessa lack of affection or enthusiasm
English > cold: 16 senses > adjective 11
Meaningunconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication.
Examples
  • "the boxer was out cold"
  • "pass out cold"
Broaderunconsciousnot conscious
English > cold: 16 senses > adjective 12
MeaningOf a seeker; far from the object / object sought.
BroaderfarLocated at a great distance in time or space or degree / degree
Spanishfrío
Catalanfred
English > cold: 16 senses > adjective 13
Meaninglacking the warmth of life.
Example"cold in his grave"
Broaderdeadno longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life
English > cold: 16 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs).
Example"will they never find a cure for the common cold?"
Synonymcommon cold
Partsrhinorrheapersistent watery mucus discharge from the nose (as in the common cold)
Narrowerhead coldA common cold affecting the nasal passages and resulting in congestion and sneezing and headache
Broadercommunicable diseaseA disease that can be communicated from one person to another
respiratory disease, respiratory illness, respiratory disorderA disease affecting the respiratory system
Spanishcatarro, gripa, gripe, resfriado común, resfriado, resfriamiento
Catalanrefredat comú, refredat
English > cold: 16 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe absence of heat.
Examples
  • "the coldness made our breath visible"
  • "come in out of the cold"
  • "cold is a vasoconstrictor"
Synonymscoldness, low temperature, frigidity, frigidness
Narrowerchill, iciness, geliditycoldness due to a cold environment / environment
chilliness, coolness, nipThe property of being moderately cold
coolThe quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature
frostinesscoldness as evidenced by frost
BroadertemperatureThe degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment / environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)
vasoconstrictor, vasoconstrictive, pressorAny agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel
Oppositehotness, heat, high temperatureThe presence of heat
Spanishfrío, temperatura baja
Catalanfred, temperatura baixa
Adjectivescoldhaving a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration
English > cold: 16 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningThe sensation produced by low temperatures.
Examples
  • "he shivered from the cold"
  • "the cold helped clear his head"
Synonymcoldness
BroadertemperatureThe somatic sensation of cold or heat
Spanishfrialdad, frío
Catalanfred, fredor
Adjectivescoldhaving a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration

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