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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)

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.

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."