[ UK /kˈuːl/ ]
[ US /ˈkuɫ/ ]
  1. lose intensity
    His enthusiasm cooled considerably
  2. loose heat
    The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm
  3. make cool or cooler
    Chill the food
  1. inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets when referring to color
    cool greens and blues and violets
    the cool sound of rushing water
  2. psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike
    relations were cool and polite
    cool to the idea of higher taxes
    a cool reception
  3. being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition
    another minute I'd have been fine
    an all-right movie
    is everything all right?
    everything's fine
    things are okay
    the passengers were shaken up but are all right
    dinner and the movies had been fine
  4. used of a quantity or amount (especially of money) for emphasis
    a cool million bucks
  5. marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional
    keep cool
    stayed coolheaded in the crisis
    the most nerveless winner in the history of the tournament
    play it cool
  6. fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept
    it's not cool to arrive at a party too early
    that's cool
    he's a cool dude
    Mary's dress is really cool
  7. neither warm nor very cold; giving relief from heat
    a cool room
    cool drinks
    a cool breeze
    cool summer dresses
    a cool autumn day
  1. great coolness and composure under strain
    keep your cool
    keep your cool
  2. the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature
    the cool of early morning
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How To Use cool In A Sentence

  • Once cool, release and tease hair with your fingers. The Sun
  • The extended period of damage was probably brought on by the cool/wet growing conditions.
  • She promised coolth in San Francisco, where Julia had set her heart on spending the night.
  • I turned up at the school yard with my hippie backpack slung over one shoulder feeling pretty cool. Times, Sunday Times
  • You can boil some brown rice and leave to cool for tomorrow. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure
  • For a picnic, chill the strawberries and cream separately, take them along in a cool box, and assemble them on site.
  • And the prints represent Abstract Expressionism's entire stylistic range, from fast and visceral to cool and ethereal.
  • Air in free fall does not convect, which means that everything that heats up has to be cooled by fans; the space shuttle is LOUD inside. 8/4/08: Launch Pad, day 5
  • My mum was cool about whatever I wore.
  • The sun was bright in a sky already shading into a cooler, breezier blue, and the trees surrounding the compound glowed with the first, bright brush strokes of fall.
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