Definition of Cold

1. Noun. A mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs). "Will they never find a cure for the common cold?"

Exact synonyms: Common Cold
Generic synonyms: Communicable Disease, Respiratory Disease, Respiratory Disorder, Respiratory Illness
Specialized synonyms: Head Cold
Terms within: Rhinorrhea

2. Adjective. Having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration. "A cold beer"

3. Noun. The absence of heat. "Cold is a vasoconstrictor"

4. Adjective. Extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion. "The concert left me cold"
Attributes: Emotionalism, Emotionality
Similar to: Emotionless, Passionless, Frigid, Frosty, Frozen, Glacial, Icy, Wintry
Also: Passionless, Cool
Derivative terms: Coldness
Antonyms: Hot

5. Noun. The sensation produced by low temperatures. "The cold helped clear his head"
Exact synonyms: Coldness
Generic synonyms: Temperature

6. Adjective. Having lost freshness through passage of time. "Dogs attempting to catch a cold scent"
Similar to: Stale

7. Adjective. (color) giving no sensation of warmth. "A cold bluish grey"
Similar to: Cool

8. Adjective. Marked by errorless familiarity. "Had her lines cold before rehearsals started"
Similar to: Perfect

9. Adjective. Lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new. "Stale news"
Exact synonyms: Dusty, Moth-eaten, Stale
Similar to: Unoriginal
Derivative terms: Staleness

10. Adjective. So intense as to be almost uncontrollable. "Cold fury gripped him"
Similar to: Intense

11. Adjective. Sexually unresponsive. "A frigid woman"
Exact synonyms: Frigid
Similar to: Unloving
Derivative terms: Coldness, Frigidity, Frigidness

12. Adjective. Without compunction or human feeling. "Insensate destruction"
Exact synonyms: Cold-blooded, Inhuman, Insensate
Similar to: Inhumane
Derivative terms: Inhumanity

13. Adjective. Feeling or showing no enthusiasm. "A cold response to the new play"
Similar to: Unenthusiastic
Derivative terms: Coldness

14. Adjective. Unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication. "Pass out cold"
Similar to: Unconscious

15. Adjective. Of a seeker; far from the object sought.
Similar to: Far

16. Adjective. Lacking the warmth of life. "Cold in his grave"
Similar to: Dead

Definition of Cold

1. a. Deprived of heat, or having a low temperature; not warm or hot; gelid; frigid.

2. n. The relative absence of heat or warmth.

3. v. i. To become cold.

Definition of Cold

1. Adjective. (context: of a thing) Having a low temperature. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of the weather) Causing the air to be cold. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: of a person or animal) Feeling the sensation of coldness, especially to the point of discomfort. ¹

4. Adjective. Unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling. ¹

5. Adjective. Dispassionate, not prejudiced or partisan, impartial. ¹

6. Adjective. Completely unprepared; without introduction. ¹

7. Adjective. Unconscious or deeply asleep; deprived of the metaphorical heat associated with life or consciousness. ¹

8. Adjective. (usually with "have" or "know" transitively) Perfectly, exactly, completely; by heart. ¹

9. Adjective. (usually with "have" transitively) Cornered, done for. ¹

10. Noun. A condition of low temperature. ¹

11. Noun. (medicine) A common, usually harmless, viral illness, usually with congestion of the nasal passages and sometimes fever. ¹

12. Adverb. While at low temperature. ¹

13. Adverb. Without preparation. ¹

14. Adverb. With finality. ¹

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Definition of Cold

1. having little or no warmth [adj COLDER, COLDEST] / the relative lack of heat; a chill [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cold

1. A slang term that describes a viral upper respiratory infection which results from inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nasal cavity. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cold

cold (current term)
cold-blooded animal
cold-reactive antibody

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