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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cold /ˈkold/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 cold /ˈkold/ 形容詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cold, n.
 1. The relative absence of heat or warmth.
 2. The sensation produced by the escape of heat; chilliness or chillness.
 When she saw her lord prepared to part,
 A deadly cold ran shivering to her heart.   --Dryden.
 3. Med. A morbid state of the animal system produced by exposure to cold or dampness; a catarrh.
 Cold sore Med., a vesicular eruption appearing about the mouth as the result of a cold, or in the course of any disease attended with fever.
 To leave one out in the cold, to overlook or neglect him. [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cold a. [Compar. Colder superl. Coldest.]
 1. Deprived of heat, or having a low temperature; not warm or hot; gelid; frigid. “The snowy top of cold Olympis.”
 2. Lacking the sensation of warmth; suffering from the absence of heat; chilly; shivering; as, to be cold.
 3. Not pungent or acrid. Cold plants.”
 4. Wanting in ardor, intensity, warmth, zeal, or passion; spiritless; unconcerned; reserved.
    A cold and unconcerned spectator.   --T. Burnet.
    No cold relation is a zealous citizen.   --Burke.
 5. Unwelcome; disagreeable; unsatisfactory. Cold news for me.” Cold comfort.”
 6. Wanting in power to excite; dull; uninteresting.
    What a deal of cold business doth a man misspend the better part of life in!   --B. Jonson.
    The jest grows cold . . . when in comes on in a second scene.   --Addison.
 7. Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) but feebly; having lost its odor; as, a cold scent.
 8. Not sensitive; not acute.
 Smell this business with a sense as cold
 As is a dead man's nose.   --Shak.
 9. Distant; -- said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed.
 10. Paint. Having a bluish effect. Cf. Warm, 8.
 Cold abscess. See under Abscess.
 Cold blast See under Blast, n., 2.
 Cold blood. See under Blood, n., 8.
 Cold chill, an ague fit. --Wright.
 Cold chisel, a chisel of peculiar strength and hardness, for cutting cold metal. --Weale.
 Cold cream. See under Cream.
 Cold slaw. See Cole slaw.
 In cold blood, without excitement or passion; deliberately.
    He was slain in cold blood after the fight was over.   --Sir W. Scott.
 To give one the cold shoulder, to treat one with neglect.
 Syn: -- Gelid; bleak; frigid; chill; indifferent; unconcerned; passionless; reserved; unfeeling; stoical.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cold, v. i. To become cold. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: used of physical coldness; having a low or inadequate
             temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or
             having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration; "a
             cold climate"; "a cold room"; "dinner has gotten
             cold"; "cold fingers"; "if you are cold, turn up the
             heat"; "a cold beer" [ant: hot]
      2: extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness;
         without human warmth or emotion; "a cold unfriendly nod";
         "a cold and unaffectionate person"; "a cold impersonal
         manner"; "cold logic"; "the concert left me cold" [ant: hot]
      3: having lost freshness through passage of time; "a cold
         trail"; "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent"
      4: (color) giving no sensation of warmth; "a cold bluish gray"
      5: marked by errorless familiarity; "had her lines cold before
         rehearsals started"
      6: no longer new; uninteresting; "cold (or stale) news" [syn: stale]
      7: so intense as to be almost uncontrollable; "cold fury
         gripped him"
      8: sexually unresponsive; "was cold to his advances"; "a frigid
         woman" [syn: frigid]
      9: without compunction or human feeling; "in cold blood";
         "cold-blooded killing"; "insensate destruction" [syn: cold-blooded,
          inhuman, insensate]
      10: feeling or showing no enthusiasm; "a cold audience"; "a cold
          response to the new play"
      11: unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication; "the boxer
          was out cold"; "pass out cold"
      12: of a seeker; far from the object sought
      13: lacking the warmth of life; "cold in his grave"
      n 1: a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory
           passages (but not the lungs); "will they never find a
           cure for the common cold?" [syn: common cold]
      2: the absence of heat; "the coldness made our breath visible";
         "come in out of the cold"; "cold is a vasoconstrictor"
         [syn: coldness, low temperature] [ant: hotness]
      3: the sensation produced by low temperatures; "he shivered
         from the cold"; "the cold helped clear his head" [syn: coldness]