Definition of "cold" []

  • Having a low temperature. (adjective)
  • Having a temperature lower than normal body temperature. (adjective)
  • Feeling no warmth; uncomfortably chilled. (adjective)
  • Marked by deficient heat: a cold room. (adjective)
  • Being at a temperature that is less than what is required: cold oatmeal. (adjective)
  • Having relatively little warmth; of a rather low temperature (adjective)

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.

  • Without sufficient or proper warmth (adjective)
  • Lacking in affection, enthusiasm, or warmth of feeling (adjective)
  • Not affected by emotion; objective (adjective)
  • Dead (adjective)
  • Sexually unresponsive or frigid (adjective)
  • Lacking in freshness (adjective)
  • Chilling to the spirit; depressing (adjective)
  • (of a colour) having violet, blue, or green predominating; giving no sensation of warmth (adjective)
  • Denoting or relating to a process in which work-hardening occurs as a result of the plastic deformation of a metal at too low a temperature for annealing to take place (adjective)
  • (of a process) not involving heat, in contrast with traditional methods (adjective)
  • (of a seeker in a game) far from the object of a search (adjective)
  • Denoting the contacting of potential customers, voters, etc, without previously approaching them in order to establish their interest (adjective)
  • The absence of heat regarded as a positive force (noun)
  • The sensation caused by loss or lack of heat (noun)
  • An acute viral infection of the upper respiratory passages characterized by discharge of watery mucus from the nose, sneezing, etc (noun)
  • Without preparation (adverb)
  • Thoroughly; absolutely (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "cold" in a sentence
  • "          The cold water was _cold_ but the hot water was only a few degrees warmer -- barely enough to feel a difference."
  • "Put it on an earthen dish, cover it with a cloth and set it in a cold place, in the ice box in summer; let it remain until _cold_; an hour or more before making out the crust."
  • "When I say, The weather is _so_ cold, or _very_ cold, or _intensely_ cold, the words _so, very_, and _intensely_ modify the adjective _cold_ by expressing the _degree_ of coldness."