Definition and Meanings for cold

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Cold is ranked 39,755 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of cold

adjective, comparative, superlative, noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of cold

oe. cold, cald, as. cald, ceald; akin to os. kald, d. koud, g. kalt, icel. kaldr, dan. kold, sw. kall, goth. kalds, l. gelu frost, gelare to freeze. orig. p. p. of as. calan to be cold, icel. kala to freeze. cf. cool, a., chill, n.pos

Meaning of cold

as adjective, comparative, superlative, adjective, noun

  • deprived of heat, or having a low temperature; not warm or hot; gelid; frigid.
  • lacking the sensation of warmth; suffering from the absence of heat; chilly; shivering; as, to be cold.
  • not pungent or acrid.
  • wanting in ardor, intensity, warmth, zeal, or passion; spiritless; unconcerned; reserved.
  • unwelcome; disagreeable; unsatisfactory.
  • wanting in power to excite; dull; uninteresting.
  • affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) but feebly; having lost its odor; as, a cold scent.
  • not sensitive; not acute.
  • distant; -- said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed.
  • having a bluish effect. cf. warm, 8.

as noun, noun

    as noun

    • the relative absence of heat or warmth.
    • the sensation produced by the escape of heat; chilliness or chillness.
    • a morbid state of the animal system produced by exposure to cold or dampness; a catarrh.

    as intransitive verb

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