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Definitions of chill word
- verb chill When you chill something or when it chills, you lower its temperature so that it becomes colder but does not freeze. 3
- verb chill When cold weather or something cold chills a person or a place, it makes that person or that place feel very cold. 3
- verb chill If you say that something you see, hear, or feel chills you, you mean that it frightens you. 3
- countable noun chill If something sends a chill through you, it gives you a sudden feeling of fear or anxiety. 3
- countable noun chill A chill is a mild illness which can give you a slight fever and headache. 3
- adjective chill Chill weather is cold and unpleasant. 3
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Origin of chill
First appearance:before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English chile, Old English ci(e)le, cele coolness; akin to gelid, cool, cold
Parts of speech for Chill
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
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Synonyms for chill
- coldness — having a relatively low temperature; having little or no warmth: cold water; a cold day.
- rawness — uncooked, as articles of food: a raw carrot.
- coolness — moderately cold; neither warm nor cold: a rather cool evening.
- iciness — in an icy manner: I received him icily because of the harsh way he had treated me.
- sharpness — having a thin cutting edge or a fine point; well-adapted for cutting or piercing: a sharp knife.
- refrigerate — to make or keep cold or cool, as for preservation.
- freeze — to become hardened into ice or into a solid body; change from the liquid to the solid state by loss of heat.
- cool — Something that is cool has a temperature which is low but not very low.
- frost — Robert (Lee) 1874–1963, U.S. poet.
- congeal — When a liquid congeals, it becomes very thick and sticky and almost solid.
- biting — Biting wind or cold is extremely cold.
- freezing — (of temperatures) approaching, at, or below the freezing point.
- wintry — of or characteristic of winter: wintry blasts; wintry skies.
- nippy — chilly or cold: morning air that feels a bit nippy.
- chilly — Something that is chilly is unpleasantly cold.
Antonyms for chill
- warm — having or giving out a moderate degree of heat, as perceived by the senses: a warm bath.
- hearten — to give courage or confidence to; cheer.
- incite — to stir, encourage, or urge on; stimulate or prompt to action: to incite a crowd to riot.
- continue — If someone or something continues to do something, they keep doing it and do not stop.
- inspirit — to infuse spirit or life into; enliven.
- friendly — characteristic of or befitting a friend; showing friendship: a friendly greeting.
- hot — having or giving off heat; having a high temperature: a hot fire; hot coffee.
- heated — made hot or hotter; warmed.
- responsive — responding especially readily and sympathetically to appeals, efforts, influences, etc.: a responsive government.
- kind — of a good or benevolent nature or disposition, as a person: a kind and loving person.
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