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

  • She was all cold and bedraggled after falling into the river.
  • He pulled himself up and stumbled to the bathroom, where he turned on the cold tap and collapsed at the bottom of the shower, barely awake.
  • A few minutes with the heron book cleared up the mystery; they were tricolored herons, the first I had ever seen.10 By the end of the month American goldfinches were shooting around like tossed gold pieces despite another cold spell. Bird Cloud
  • It was still cold and a little gloomy but there was a dour magnificence to it.
  • I always take a couple of aspirins when I feel a cold starting.
  • The plateau is 1300 meters above sea level and attracts people for its natural beauties, clean weather, and cold spring water. Archive 2009-05-01
  • Dr. Orkborne, much incommoded by this second interruption, coldly begged to know his pleasure. Camilla
  • Take the white of one egg, and measure just as much cold water; mix the two well, and stir stiff with confectioners 'sugar; add a little flavoring, vanilla, or almond, or pistache, and, for some candies, color with a tiny speck of fruit paste. A Little Cook Book for a Little Girl
  • Seizures are most likely to occur early in an illness (such as roseola, colds, gastrointestinal infection) when the fever is rising quickly.
  • While the alpine end of the sport needs only cold weather to produce skiable terrain, cross-country must have snow.
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