Definitions for: Cool

[n] great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool"
[n] the quality of being cool; "the cool of early morning"
[adj] 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"
[adj] (informal) 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"
[adj] (informal; of a number or sum) without exaggeration or qualification; "a cool million bucks"
[adj] neither warm or very cold; giving relief from heat; "a cool autumn day"; "a cool room"; "cool summer dresses"; "cool drinks"; "a cool breeze"
[adj] 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"
[adj] (color) inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets; "cool greens and blues and violets"
[v] loose heat; "The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm"
[v] lose intensity; "His enthusiasm cooled considerably"
[v] make cool or cooler; "Chill the food"

Webster (1913) Definition: Cool, a. [Compar. Cooler; superl. Coolest.] [AS.
c[=o]l; akin to D. koel, G. k["u]hl, OHG. chouli, Dan.
k["o]lig, Sw. kylig, also to AS. calan to be cold, Icel.
kala. See Cold, and cf. Chill.]
1. Moderately cold; between warm and cold; lacking in warmth;
producing or promoting coolness.

Fanned with cool winds. --Milton.

2. Not ardent, warm, fond, or passionate; not hasty;
deliberate; exercising self-control; self-possessed;
dispassionate; indifferent; as, a cool lover; a cool

For a patriot, too cool. --Goldsmith.

3. Not retaining heat; light; as, a cool dress.

4. Manifesting coldness or dislike; chilling; apathetic; as,
a cool manner.

5. 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.

6. Applied facetiously, in a vague sense, to a sum of money,
commonly as if to give emphasis to the largeness of the

He had lost a cool hundred. --Fielding.

Leaving a cool thousand to Mr. Matthew Pocket.

Syn: Calm; dispassionate; self-possessed; composed;
repulsive; frigid; alienated; impudent.

Cool, n.
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, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cooled; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. 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.

2. 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. --Shak.

To cool the heels, to dance attendance; to wait, as for
admission to a patron's house. [Colloq.] --Dryden.

Cool, v. i.
1. 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. --Shak.

2. To lose the heat of excitement or passion; to become more

I will not give myself liberty to think, lest I
should cool. --Congreve.

Synonyms: air-conditioned, air-cooled, aplomb, assuredness, caller, chill, chill, chilly, composed, cool down, cool off, cooled, coolheaded, cooling, fashionable, nerveless, poise, precooled, sang-froid, self-possession, stylish, unfriendly, unqualified, unresponsive, water-cooled

Antonyms: heat, heat up, hot up, warm

See Also: alter, calm, calmness, change, change state, cold, cold, coldness, composure, cool, equanimity, ice, low temperature, quench, refrigerate, turn, unagitated, undisturbed, unemotional

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