Word of the day
cold
  1. Translation
    • While at low temperature.
    • Without preparation.
    • With finality.
    • (slang, informal, dated) In a cold, frank, or realistically honest manner.
  2. Adjective
    • (of a thing) Having a low temperature.
    • (of the weather) Causing the air to be cold.
    • (of a person or animal) Feeling the sensation of coldness, especially to the point of discomfort.
    • Unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling.
    • Dispassionate, not prejudiced or partisan, impartial.
    • Completely unprepared; without introduction.
    • Unconscious or deeply asleep; deprived of the metaphorical heat associated with life or consciousness.
    • (usually with "have" or "know" transitively) Perfectly, exactly, completely; by heart.
    • (usually with "have" transitively) Cornered, done for.
    • (obsolete) Not pungent or acrid.
    • (obsolete) Unexciting; dull; uninteresting.
    • Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) only feebly; having lost its odour.
    • (obsolete) Not sensitive; not acute.
    • Distant; said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed. Compare warm and hot.
    • (painting) Having a bluish effect; not warm in colour.
  3. Adverb
    • While at low temperature.
    • Without preparation.
    • With finality.
    • (slang, informal, dated) In a cold, frank, or realistically honest manner.
  4. Noun
    • A condition of low temperature.
    • (medicine) A common, usually harmless, viral illness, usually with congestion of the nasal passages and sometimes fever.
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