1. a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs);
- Example: "will they never find a cure for the common cold?"
[syn: cold, common cold]
2. the absence of heat;
- Example: "the coldness made our breath visible"
- Example: "come in out of the cold"
- Example: "cold is a vasoconstrictor"
[syn: coldness, cold, low temperature, frigidity, frigidness]
3. the sensation produced by low temperatures;
- Example: "he shivered from the cold"
- Example: "the cold helped clear his head"
[syn: cold, coldness]
1. having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration;
- Example: "a cold climate"
- Example: "a cold room"
- Example: "dinner has gotten cold"
- Example: "cold fingers"
- Example: "if you are cold, turn up the heat"
- Example: "a cold beer"
2. extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion;
- Example: "a cold unfriendly nod"
- Example: "a cold and unaffectionate person"
- Example: "a cold impersonal manner"
- Example: "cold logic"
- Example: "the concert left me cold"
3. having lost freshness through passage of time;
- Example: "a cold trail"
- Example: "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent"
4. (color) giving no sensation of warmth;
- Example: "a cold bluish grey"
5. marked by errorless familiarity;
- Example: "had her lines cold before rehearsals started"
6. lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new;
- Example: "moth-eaten theories about race"
- Example: "stale news"
[syn: cold, stale, dusty, moth-eaten]
7. so intense as to be almost uncontrollable;
- Example: "cold fury gripped him"
8. sexually unresponsive;
- Example: "was cold to his advances"
- Example: "a frigid woman"
[syn: cold, frigid]
9. without compunction or human feeling;
- Example: "in cold blood"
- Example: "cold-blooded killing"
- Example: "insensate destruction"
[syn: cold, cold-blooded, inhuman, insensate]
10. feeling or showing no enthusiasm;
- Example: "a cold audience"
- Example: "a cold response to the new play"
11. unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication;
- Example: "the boxer was out cold"
- Example: "pass out cold"
12. of a seeker; far from the object sought;
13. lacking the warmth of life;
- Example: "cold in his grave"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cold \Cold\ (k[=o]ld), a. [Compar. Colder (-[~e]r); superl. Coldest.] [OE. cold, cald, AS. cald, ceald; akin to OS. kald, D. koud, G. kalt, Icel. kaldr, Dan. kold, Sw. kall, Goth. kalds, L. gelu frost, gelare to freeze. Orig. p. p. of AS. calan to be cold, Icel. kala to freeze. Cf. Cool, a., Chill, n.] 1. Deprived of heat, or having a low temperature; not warm or hot; gelid; frigid. "The snowy top of cold Olympis." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Lacking the sensation of warmth; suffering from the absence of heat; chilly; shivering; as, to be cold. [1913 Webster] 3. Not pungent or acrid. "Cold plants." --Bacon [1913 Webster] 4. Wanting in ardor, intensity, warmth, zeal, or passion; spiritless; unconcerned; reserved. [1913 Webster] A cold and unconcerned spectator. --T. Burnet. [1913 Webster] No cold relation is a zealous citizen. --Burke. [1913 Webster] 5. Unwelcome; disagreeable; unsatisfactory. "Cold news for me." "Cold comfort." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. Wanting in power to excite; dull; uninteresting. [1913 Webster] What a deal of cold business doth a man misspend the better part of life in! --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] The jest grows cold . . . when in comes on in a second scene. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 7. Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) but feebly; having lost its odor; as, a cold scent. [1913 Webster] 8. Not sensitive; not acute. [1913 Webster] Smell this business with a sense as cold As is a dead man's nose. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 9. Distant; -- said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed. [1913 Webster] 10. (Paint.) Having a bluish effect. Cf. Warm, 8. [1913 Webster] Cold abscess. See under Abscess. Cold blast See under Blast, n., 2. Cold blood. See under Blood, n., 8. Cold chill, an ague fit. --Wright. Cold chisel, a chisel of peculiar strength and hardness, for cutting cold metal. --Weale. Cold cream. See under Cream. Cold slaw. See Cole slaw. In cold blood, without excitement or passion; deliberately. [1913 Webster] He was slain in cold blood after the fight was over. --Sir W. Scott. To give one the cold shoulder, to treat one with neglect. Syn: Gelid; bleak; frigid; chill; indifferent; unconcerned; passionless; reserved; unfeeling; stoical. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cold \Cold\, n. 1. The relative absence of heat or warmth. [1913 Webster] 2. The sensation produced by the escape of heat; chilliness or chillness. [1913 Webster] When she saw her lord prepared to part, A deadly cold ran shivering to her heart. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. (Med.) A morbid state of the animal system produced by exposure to cold or dampness; a catarrh. [1913 Webster] 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. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cold \Cold\, v. i. To become cold. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
A sugared version of COLD-K. 2. Computer Output to Laser Disk - see Enterprise Report Management. (2007-07-24)V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
COLD Computer Output on LaserDiskMoby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
421 Moby Thesaurus words for "cold": Asiatic flu, Hong Kong flu, Laodicean, Olympian, Siberian, abruptly, absolutely, acute bronchitis, adenoiditis, affectless, ague, aguey, aguish, algid, aloof, aluminosis, amygdalitis, anesthetized, anthracosilicosis, anthracosis, apathetic, arctic, arid, arrogant, asbestosis, asexual, asleep, asthma, atypical pneumonia, audacious, autistic, backward, barren, bashful, below zero, biting, bitter, bitterly cold, bituminosis, black, black lung, blah, blank, bleak, bloodless, blue with cold, blunt, boreal, bracing, brisk, bronchial pneumonia, bronchiectasis, bronchiolitis, bronchitis, bronchopneumonia, brumal, bug, bumptious, callous, calloused, castrated, cataleptic, catarrh, catatonic, chalicosis, characterless, chattering, cheerless, chill, chilled, chilling, chilly, chromatic, chronic bronchitis, cold as charity, cold as death, cold as ice, cold as marble, cold of heart, cold-blooded, coldblooded, coldhearted, coldness, collapsed lung, colorific, coloring, colorless, comatose, common cold, completely, coniosis, constrained, contumelious, cool, coryza, crisp, croup, croupous pneumonia, cutting, dead, dead as mutton, deadening, deceased, defunct, departed, depressing, detached, dichromatic, disaccordant, discouraging, discreet, disdainful, disheartening, dismal, dispassionate, dispiriting, distant, dithery, doped, double pneumonia, draggy, drear, drearisome, dreary, drugged, dry, dry pleurisy, dryasdust, dull, effete, elephantine, emasculated, emotionally dead, emotionless, emphysema, empty, empyema, entirely, epidemic pleurodynia, etiolated, eunuchized, exanimate, exclusive, expressionless, extinct, fade, faint, familiar, far, fervorless, fibrinous pneumonia, flat, flinthearted, flu, forbidding, forward, freezing, freezing cold, frigid, frigidity, frosted, frosty, frozen, frozen to death, frustrated, gelid, glacial, gloomy, glowing, grippe, guarded, half-conscious, half-frozen, halfhearted, hard, hard of heart, hardened, hardhearted, harmonious, hay fever, heartless, heavy, hibernal, hiemal, ho-hum, hollow, hubristic, hyperboreal, hyperborean, ice-cold, ice-encrusted, iced, icelike, iciness, icy, immediately, immovable, impassible, impassive, impersonal, impotent, inaccessible, inane, inanimate, inclement, incompatible, indifferent, inexcitable, influenza, inhibited, inhospitable, inimical, insensitive, insipid, insolent, insulting, insusceptible, introverted, jejune, joyless, keen, la grippe, laryngitis, late, leaden, lifeless, lipoid pneumonia, lobar pneumonia, low-spirited, lukewarm, lung cancer, lung fever, many-colored, matching, matter-of-fact, medley, modest, monochromatic, monochrome, monochromic, motley, narcotized, neuter, neutral, nipping, nippy, nirvanic, nonemotional, numbing, obdurate, objective, oblivious, obtrusive, obtuse, off the track, offish, old, oppressive, out, out cold, out of it, out of touch, overpresumptuous, overweening, pale, pallid, parti-colored, passionless, pedestrian, penetrating, perfunctory, pharyngitis, piercing, pigmentary, pinching, pleurisy, pleuritis, plodding, pneumococcal pneumonia, pneumoconiosis, pneumonia, pneumonic fever, pneumothorax, pointless, poky, polar, polychromatic, ponderous, presuming, presumptuous, prismatic, procacious, promptly, pushy, quinsy, rainbow, raw, remote, removed, repressed, reserved, restrained, reticent, retiring, rheum, rigorous, seclusive, self-absorbed, semiconscious, senseless, severe, sexless, shaky, sharp, shivering, shivery, shrinking, siderosis, silicosis, sleety, slow, slushy, snappy, sniffles, solemn, somber, sore throat, soulless, spaced out, spectral, spiritless, stale, standoff, standoffish, stereotyped, sterile, stiff, stodgy, stone-cold, stone-dead, stoned, stonyhearted, strained, strung out, stuffy, subdued, subzero, supercooled, superficial, suppressed, swine flu, tasteless, tedious, tense, tepid, the sniffles, the snuffles, thoroughly, tinctorial, tingent, toning, tonsilitis, trite, unaffable, unaffectionate, unamiable, unamicable, unapproachable, uncaring, uncongenial, unconscious, uncordial, undemonstrative, undersexed, unemotional, unenthusiastic, unexpansive, unfeeling, unfriendly, ungenial, unharmonious, unheated, unimpassioned, unimpressionable, unlively, unloving, unmerciful, unmoved, unmoving, unnatural, unpassionate, unprepared, unready, unreservedly, unresponding, unresponsive, unsexed, unsexual, unsociable, unsusceptible, unsympathetic, untouchable, uppish, uppity, vapid, variegated, virus pneumonia, warm, weak, wet pleurisy, whooping cough, winterbound, winterlike, wintery, wintry, with chattering teeth, withdrawn, wooden, zealless, zonked, zonked out