Definition of "chill" []

  • A moderate but penetrating coldness. (noun)
  • A sensation of coldness, often accompanied by shivering and pallor of the skin. (noun)
  • A checking or dampening of enthusiasm, spirit, or joy: bad news that put a chill on the celebration. (noun)
  • A sudden numbing fear or dread. (noun)
  • Moderately cold; chilly: a chill wind. (adjective)
  • A moderate coldness (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A sensation of coldness resulting from a cold or damp environment, or from a sudden emotional reaction (noun)
  • A feverish cold (noun)
  • A check on enthusiasm or joy (noun)
  • A metal plate placed in a sand mould to accelerate cooling and control local grain growth (noun)
  • To make or become cold (verb)
  • To cool or freeze (food, drinks, etc) (verb)
  • To depress (enthusiasm, etc) (verb)
  • To discourage (verb)
  • To cool (a casting or metal object) rapidly in order to prevent the formation of large grains in the metal (verb)
  • To relax; calm oneself (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "chill" in a sentence
  • "That's not required in Maryland, Virginia or the District, yet a chill is already affecting local sales."
  • ""Hardly," she said, her voice and her expression chill."
  • "As we stepped through the glass front doors, the chill from the air-conditioning slapped me like I'd mouthed off."