1. having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration
- a cold climate
- a cold room
- dinner has gotten cold
Similar word(s): frozen, acold, algid, arctic, frigid, gelid, glacial, icy, polar, bleak, cutting, raw, chilly, parky, crisp, frosty, nipping, nippy, snappy, frigorific, frore, rimed, rimy, heatless, refrigerant, refrigerating, refrigerated, shivery, unheated, unwarmed, cool
2. extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion
- a cold unfriendly nod
- a cold and unaffectionate person
- a cold impersonal manner
3. having lost freshness through passage of time
- a cold trail
- dogs attempting to catch a cold scent
Similar word(s): stale
4. (color) giving no sensation of warmth
- a cold bluish grey
Similar word(s): cool
5. marked by errorless familiarity
- had her lines cold before rehearsals started
Similar word(s): perfect
6. lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new
7. so intense as to be almost uncontrollable
- cold fury gripped him
Similar word(s): intense
8. sexually unresponsive
- was cold to his advances
9. without compunction or human feeling
- in cold blood
- cold-blooded killing
10. feeling or showing no enthusiasm
- a cold audience
- a cold response to the new play
Similar word(s): unenthusiastic
11. unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication
- the boxer was out cold
- pass out cold
- I knocked him out cold.
Similar word(s): unconscious
12. of a seeker; far from the object sought
Similar word(s): far
13. lacking the warmth of life
- cold in his grave
Similar word(s): dead
Sentences with cold as an adjective:
- A cold wind whistled through the trees.
- The forecast is that it will be very cold today.
- She was so cold she was shivering.
- She shot me a cold glance before turning her back.
- Let's look at this tomorrow with a cold head.
- He's a nice guy, but the cold facts say we should fire him.
- The cold truth is that states rarely undertake military action unless their national interests are at stake.
- He was assigned cold calls for the first three months.
- After one more beer he passed out cold.
- Practice your music scales until you know them cold.
- Try both these maneuvers until you have them cold and can do them in the dark without thinking.
- Rehearse your lines until you have them down cold.
- Keep that list in front of you, or memorize it cold.
- With that receipt, we have them cold for fraud.
- Criminal interrogation. Initially they will dream up explanations faster than you could ever do so, but when they become fatigued, often they will acknowledge that you have them cold.
- a cold scent
- You're cold … getting warmer … hot! You've found it!
1. While at low temperature.
- The steel was processed cold.
2. Without preparation.
- The speaker went in cold and floundered for a topic.
3. With finality.
1. a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
- will they never find a cure for the common cold?
Definition categories: state
2. the absence of heat
- the coldness made our breath visible
- come in out of the cold
- cold is a vasoconstrictor
3. the sensation produced by low temperatures
- he shivered from the cold
- the cold helped clear his head
Similar word(s): coldness
Sentences with cold as a noun:
- Come in, out of the cold.
- I caught a miserable cold and had to stay home for a week.