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cold

noun

1 cold

A mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs):
— Will they never find a cure for the common cold?.

synonym: common cold.

Dutch: kou, neusverkoudheid, rinitis, verkoudheid
Polish: przeziębienie, przechłodzenie, zaziębienie



2 cold

The absence of heat:
— The coldness made our breath visible.
— Come in out of the cold.
— Cold is a vasoconstrictor.

synonyms: coldness, frigidity, frigidness, low temperature.

Roget 383: cold, coldness etc. adj.; frigidity, inclemency, fresco.    winter; depth of winter, hard winter; Siberia, Nova Zembla; wind-chill factor.    ... show more

Dutch: kou, koude, ondertemperatuur
Polish: zimno

3 cold

The sensation produced by low temperatures:
— He shivered from the cold.
— The cold helped clear his head.

synonym: coldness.

Dutch: koud, koude, kou

adjective

1 cold

Having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration.

Roget 429: uncolored etc. (color) etc. 428; colorless, achromatic, aplanatic; etiolate, etiolated; hueless, pale, pallid; palefaced, ... show more

Roget 438: blue, azure, cerulean; sky-blue, sky-colored, sky-dyed; cerulescent; powder blue, bluish; atmospheric, retiring; cold.   

Roget 889: inimical, unfriendly, hostile; at enmity, at variance, at daggers drawn, at open war with; up in arms against; in bad odor with.    on bad terms, not on speaking terms; cool; cold, ... show more

Polish: zimny

2 cold

Extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion.

Polish: zimny

3 cold

Having lost freshness through passage of time.

4 cold

color Giving no sensation of warmth.

Polish: chłodny, zimny

5 cold

Marked by errorless familiarity.

6 cold

Lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new.

synonyms: dusty, moth-eaten, stale.

7 cold

So intense as to be almost uncontrollable.

8 cold

Sexually unresponsive:
— Was cold to his advances.

synonym: frigid.

Roget 383: cold, cool; chill, chilly; icy; gelid, frigid, algid; fresh, keen, bleak, raw, inclement, bitter, ... show more

Roget 575: feeble, bald, tame, meager, jejune, vapid, bland, trashy, lukewarm, cold, frigid, poor, dull, dry, ... show more

Roget 866: indifferent, cold, frigid, lukewarm; cool, cool as a cucumber; unconcerned, insouciant, phlegmatic, pococurante, easygoing, devil-may-care, careless, ... show more

9 cold

Without compunction or human feeling:
— In cold blood.
— Cold-blooded killing.

synonyms: cold-blooded, inhuman, insensate.

Roget 907: malevolent, unbenevolent; unbenign; ill-disposed, ill-intentioned, ill-natured, ill-conditioned, ill-contrived; evil-minded, evil-disposed; black-browed.    malicious; malign, ... show more

10 cold

Feeling or showing no enthusiasm.

11 cold

Unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication.

12 cold

Of a seeker; far from the object sought.

13 cold

Lacking the warmth of life.


Moby thesaurus: Asiatic flu, Hong Kong flu, Laodicean, Olympian, Siberian, abruptly, absolutely, acute bronchitis, adenoiditis, affectless, ague, aguey, aguish, algid, aloof, aluminosis, amygdalitis, anesthetized, anthracosilicosis, anthracosis ... show more.

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