What is the meaning of cold?


  • A mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs. )
    • usage: "will they never find a cure for the common cold"
  • The absence of heat.
    • usage: "the coldness made our breath visible"; "come in out of the cold"; "cold is a vasoconstrictor"
  • The sensation produced by low temperatures.
    • usage: "he shivered from the cold"; "the cold helped clear his head"


  • Having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e. G. Ice or refrigeration.
    • usage: "a cold climate"; "a cold room"; "dinner has gotten cold"; "cold fingers"; "if you are cold, turn up the heat"; "a cold beer"
  • Extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion.
    • usage: "a cold unfriendly nod"; "a cold and unaffectionate person"; "a cold impersonal manner"; "cold logic"; "the concert left me cold"
  • Having lost freshness through passage of time.
    • usage: "a cold trail"; "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent"
  • Color) giving no sensation of warmth. (
    • usage: "a cold bluish grey"
  • Marked by errorless familiarity.
    • usage: "had her lines cold before rehearsals started"
  • Lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new.
    • usage: "moth-eaten theories about race"; "stale news"
  • So intense as to be almost uncontrollable.
    • usage: "cold fury gripped him"
  • Sexually unresponsive.
    • usage: "was cold to his advances"; "a frigid woman"
  • Without compunction or human feeling.
    • usage: "in cold blood"; "cold-blooded killing"; "insensate destruction"
  • Feeling or showing no enthusiasm.
    • usage: "a cold audience"; "a cold response to the new play"
  • Unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication.
    • usage: "the boxer was out cold"; "pass out cold"
  • Of a seeker; far from the object sought.
  • Lacking the warmth of life.
    • usage: "cold in his grave"
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APAWordNet. (2010). cold. Retrieved October 19, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/cold/definitions/1170964
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