[ UK /kˈuːl/ ]
[ US /ˈkuɫ/ ]
VERB
  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
ADJECTIVE
  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
NOUN
  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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