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

 cool /ˈkul/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cool a. [Compar. Cooler superl. Coolest.]
 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 debater.
    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.   --Hawthorne.
 6. 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.   --Fielding.
    Leaving a cool thousand to Mr. Matthew Pocket.   --Dickens.
 Syn: -- Calm; dispassionate; self-possessed; composed; repulsive; frigid; alienated; impudent.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cool, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cooled p. pr. & vb. n. Cooling.]
 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. 24.
 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.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: neither warm or very cold; giving relief from heat; "a cool
             autumn day"; "a cool room"; "cool summer dresses";
             "cool drinks"; "a cool breeze" [ant: warm]
      2: 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" [syn: coolheaded,
      3: (color) inducing the impression of coolness; used especially
         of greens and blues and violets; "cool greens and blues
         and violets" [ant: warm]
      4: 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" [ant: warm]
      5: used of a number or sum and meaning without exaggeration or
         qualification; "a cool million bucks"
      6: 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"
      n 1: the quality of being cool; "the cool of early morning"
      2: great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool"
         [syn: aplomb, assuredness, poise, sang-froid]
      v 1: make cool or cooler; "Chill the food" [syn: chill, cool
           down] [ant: heat]
      2: loose heat; "The air cooled considerably after the
         thunderstorm" [syn: chill, cool down] [ant: heat]
      3: lose intensity; "His enthusiasm cooled considerably" [syn: cool
         off, cool down]