1. [syn: oral herpes, herpes labialis, cold sore, fever blister]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cold \Cold\, n.
1. The relative absence of heat or warmth.
2. The sensation produced by the escape of heat; chilliness
When she saw her lord prepared to part,
A deadly cold ran shivering to her heart. --Dryden.
3. (Med.) A morbid state of the animal system produced by
exposure to cold or dampness; a catarrh.
Cold sore (Med.), a vesicular eruption appearing about the
mouth as the result of a cold, or in the course of any
disease attended with fever.
To leave one out in the cold, to overlook or neglect him.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) [syn: oral
herpes, herpes labialis, cold sore, fever blister]