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Definitions of cold word
- adjective cold Something that is cold has a very low temperature or a lower temperature than is normal or acceptable. 3
- adjective cold If it is cold, or if a place is cold, the temperature of the air is very low. 3
- uncountable noun cold Cold weather or low temperatures can be referred to as the cold. 3
- adjective cold If you are cold, your body is at an unpleasantly low temperature. 3
- adjective cold Cold food, such as salad or meat that has been cooked and cooled, is not intended to be eaten hot. 3
- adjective cold Cold colours or cold light give an impression of coldness. 3
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Origin of cold
First appearance:before 950
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 950; Middle English; Old English cald, ceald; cognate with Gothic kalds, Old Norse kaldr, German kalt, Dutch koud; akin to Latin gel- in gelidus gelid
Parts of speech for Cold
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% 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 cold
- wintry — of or characteristic of winter: wintry blasts; wintry skies.
- crisp — Food that is crisp is pleasantly hard, or has a pleasantly hard surface.
- snowy — abounding in or covered with snow: snowy fields.
- frozen — past participle of freeze.
- brisk — A brisk activity or action is done quickly and in an energetic way.
- coldness — having a relatively low temperature; having little or no warmth: cold water; a cold day.
- chilliness — The state or sensation of being chilly; a disagreeable sensation of coldness.
- frost — Robert (Lee) 1874–1963, U.S. poet.
- iciness — in an icy manner: I received him icily because of the harsh way he had treated me.
- wintriness — of or characteristic of winter: wintry blasts; wintry skies.
- freezing — (of temperatures) approaching, at, or below the freezing point.
- taciturn — inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation.
- unfriendly — not amicable; not friendly or kindly in disposition; unsympathetic; aloof: an unfriendly coldness of manner.
- unemotional — pertaining to or involving emotion or the emotions.
- unkind — lacking in kindness or mercy; severe.
Antonyms for cold
- pleasant — pleasing, agreeable, or enjoyable; giving pleasure: pleasant news.
- friendly — characteristic of or befitting a friend; showing friendship: a friendly greeting.
- kind — of a good or benevolent nature or disposition, as a person: a kind and loving person.
- responsive — responding especially readily and sympathetically to appeals, efforts, influences, etc.: a responsive government.
- ignorant — lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned: an ignorant man.
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