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cold

 
pronunciation:
kold
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: colder, coldest
definition 1: having a body temperature below normal.
She warmed her cold hands and feet by the fire.
synonyms:
chill, chilly, cool
antonyms:
hot, warm
similar words:
algid, frostbitten, ice-cold, icy, numb, shivering, shivery
definition 2: without warmth.
It was a cold day, so I wore my heavy coat.The heat hadn't been on for days, and the house was very cold.
synonyms:
chilly, cool, nippy, wintry
antonyms:
hot, lukewarm
similar words:
arctic, bitter, freezing, frigid, frosty, gelid, glacial, hyperborean, ice-cold, icy
definition 3: without feeling or affection.
The murder was shocking, but the detective identified the killer using cold logic.Her father's cold gaze fell on her as she attempted to enter the room unnoticed.Some days she was utterly cold to him, and on other days she flirted and kissed him.
synonyms:
chill, chilly, distant, frosty, ice-cold, icy, impassive, unemotional, unfeeling
antonyms:
affectionate, amorous, hot-blooded, intimate, loving, warm
similar words:
aloof, cold-blooded, dispassionate, frigid, hardhearted, indifferent, inhospitable, passionless, stony, unfriendly, unsympathetic
definition 4: suffering from lack of warmth.
The children are cold and need more blankets.
synonyms:
chilled, chilly
antonyms:
hot
similar words:
frigid
definition 5: of food or drink, chilled by refrigeration or not warmed.
He poured some cold milk from the fridge.I like a cold meal on a hot day.
synonyms:
chilled, cooled, refrigerated
antonyms:
hot, lukewarm, warm
similar words:
ice-cold, iced
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: weather marked by low temperature.
The cold was fierce that winter.Are you really going out in that cold?
synonyms:
chill
antonyms:
heat
similar words:
cold snap, Jack Frost
definition 2: a minor viral illness of the respiratory system.
Some people stay home when they have a bad cold, but others go to work despite feeling terrible.Unfortunately, he caught a cold on his vacation and couldn't enjoy the skiing very much.My nose is starting to run and I think I'm coming down with a cold.
synonyms:
common cold, flu, grippe, influenza, virus
similar words:
ague, bug, chill
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derivations: coldly (adv.), coldness (n.)
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