noun the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature
- the cool of early morning
noun great coolness and composure under strain
sang-froid; aplomb; poise; assuredness.
verb make cool or cooler
chill; cool down.
verb loose heat
chill; cool down.
- The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm
verb lose intensity
cool down; cool off.
- His enthusiasm cooled considerably
adjective neither warm nor very cold; giving relief from heat
- a cool autumn day
- a cool room
- cool summer dresses
- cool drinks
- a cool breeze
adjective satellite marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional
- play it cool
- keep cool
- stayed coolheaded in the crisis
- the most nerveless winner in the history of the tournament
adjective (color) inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets
- cool greens and blues and violets
adjective psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike
- relations were cool and polite
- a cool reception
- cool to the idea of higher taxes
adjective satellite (used of a number or sum) without exaggeration or qualification
adjective satellite fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept
- he's a cool dude
- that's cool
- Mary's dress is really cool
- it's not cool to arrive at a party too early
; akin to D. koel
, G. kühl
, OHG. chouli, Dan. kölig
, Sw. kylig
, also to AS. calan
to be cold, Icel. kala
. See Cold
, and cf. Chill
comparative Cooler ; superlative Coolest
- Moderately cold; between warm and cold; lacking in warmth; producing or promoting coolness.
Fanned with cool winds.
- Not ardent, warm, fond, or passionate; not hasty; deliberate; exercising self-control; self-possessed; dispassionate; indifferent; as, a cool lover; a cool debater.
For a patriot, too cool.
- Not retaining heat; light; as, a cool dress.
- Manifesting coldness or dislike; chilling; apathetic; as, a cool manner.
- Quietly impudent; negligent of propriety in matters of minor importance, either ignorantly or willfully; presuming and selfish; audacious; as, cool behavior.
Its cool stare of familiarity was intolerable.
- Applied facetiously, in a vague sense, to a sum of money, commonly as if to give emphasis to the largeness of the amount.
He had lost a cool hundred.
Leaving a cool thousand to Mr.Matthew Pocket.
Syn. -- Calm; dispassionate; self-possessed; composed; repulsive; frigid; alienated; impudent.
- A moderate state of cold; coolness; -- said of the temperature of the air between hot and cold; as, the cool of the day; the cool of the morning or evening.
Cool transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Cooled ; present participle & verbal noun Cooling
- To make cool or cold; to reduce the temperature of; as, ice cools water.
Send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue.
Luke xvi. 24.
- To moderate the heat or excitement of; to allay, as passion of any kind; to calm; to moderate.
We have reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts.
Cool intransitive verb
- To become less hot; to lose heat.
I saw a smith stand with his hammer, thus,
the whilst his iron did on the anvil cool.
- To lose the heat of excitement or passion; to become more moderate.
I will not give myself liberty to think, lest I should cool.
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