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    cold - Dictionary definition and meaning for word cold

    Definition
    (noun) a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
    Synonyms : common cold
    Example Sentence
    • will they never find a cure for the common cold?
    Definition
    (noun) the absence of heat
    Example Sentence
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor
    Definition
    (noun) the sensation produced by low temperatures
    Synonyms : coldness
    Example Sentence
    • he shivered from the cold
    • the cold helped clear his head
    Definition
    (adj) having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration
    Example Sentence
    • a cold climate
    • a cold room
    • dinner has gotten cold
    • cold fingers
    • if you are cold, turn up the heat
    • a cold beer
    Definition
    (adj) extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion
    Example Sentence
    • a cold unfriendly nod
    • a cold and unaffectionate person
    • a cold impersonal manner
    • cold logic
    • the concert left me cold
    Definition
    (adj) having lost freshness through passage of time
    Example Sentence
    • a cold trail
    • dogs attempting to catch a cold scent
    Definition
    (adj) (color) giving no sensation of warmth
    Example Sentence
    • a cold bluish grey
    Definition
    (adj) marked by errorless familiarity
    Example Sentence
    • had her lines cold before rehearsals started
    Definition
    (adj) lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new
    Synonyms : dusty , moth-eaten , stale
    Example Sentence
    • moth-eaten theories about race
    • stale news
    Definition
    (adj) so intense as to be almost uncontrollable
    Example Sentence
    • cold fury gripped him
    Definition
    (adj) sexually unresponsive
    Synonyms : frigid
    Example Sentence
    • was cold to his advances
    • a frigid woman
    Definition
    (adj) without compunction or human feeling
    Synonyms : cold-blooded , inhuman , insensate
    Example Sentence
    • in cold blood
    • cold-blooded killing
    • insensate destruction
    Definition
    (adj) feeling or showing no enthusiasm
    Example Sentence
    • a cold audience
    • a cold response to the new play
    Definition
    (adj) unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication
    Example Sentence
    • the boxer was out cold
    • pass out cold
    Definition
    (adj) of a seeker; far from the object sought Definition
    (adj) lacking the warmth of life
    Example Sentence
    • cold in his grave
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