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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chill  \Chill\,  a. 
  1.  Moderately  cold;  tending  to  cause  shivering;  chilly;  raw. 
 
  Noisome  winds,  and  blasting  vapors  chill.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Affected  by  cold.  ``My  veins  are  chill.''  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Characterized  by  coolness  of  manner,  feeling,  etc.; 
  lacking  enthusiasm  or  warmth;  formal;  distant;  as  a  chill 
  reception. 
 
  4.  Discouraging;  depressing;  dispiriting. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chill  \Chill\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Chilled}  (ch[i^]ld);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Chilling}.] 
  1.  To  strike  with  a  chill;  to  make  chilly;  to  cause  to 
  shiver;  to  affect  with  cold. 
 
  When  winter  chilled  the  day  --Goldsmith. 
 
  2.  To  check  enthusiasm  or  warmth  of  feeling  of  to  depress; 
  to  discourage. 
 
  Every  thought  on  God  chills  the  gayety  of  his 
  spirits.  --Rogers. 
 
  3.  (Metal.)  To  produce,  by  sudden  cooling,  a  change  of 
  crystallization  at  or  near  the  surface  of  so  as  to 
  increase  the  hardness;  said  of  cast  iron. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chill  \Chill\  (ch[i^]l),  n.  [AS.  cele,  cyle,  from  the  same  root 
  as  celan,  calan,  to  be  cold;  akin  to  D.  kil  cold,  coldness, 
  Sw  kyla  to  chill,  and  E.  cool.  See  {Cold},  and  cf  {Cool}.] 
  1.  A  moderate  but  disagreeable  degree  of  cold;  a  disagreeable 
  sensation  of  coolness,  accompanied  with  shivering.  ``[A] 
  wintry  chill.''  --W.  Irving. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  A  sensation  of  cold  with  convulsive  shaking  of  the 
  body,  pinched  face,  pale  skin,  and  blue  lips,  caused  by 
  undue  cooling  of  the  body  or  by  nervous  excitement,  or 
  forming  the  precursor  of  some  constitutional  disturbance, 
  as  of  a  fever. 
 
  3.  A  check  to  enthusiasm  or  warmth  of  feeling; 
  discouragement;  as  a  chill  comes  over  an  assembly. 
 
  4.  An  iron  mold  or  portion  of  a  mold,  serving  to  cool 
  rapidly,  and  so  to  harden,  the  surface  of  molten  iron 
  brought  in  contact  with  it  --Raymond. 
 
  5.  The  hardened  part  of  a  casting,  as  the  tread  of  a  car 
  wheel.  --Knight. 
 
  {Chill  and  fever},  fever  and  ague. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chill  \Chill\,  v.  i.  (Metal.) 
  To  become  surface-hardened  by  sudden  cooling  while 
  solidifying;  as  some  kinds  of  cast  iron  chill  to  a  greater 
  depth  than  others 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chill 
  adj  :  uncomfortably  cool;  "a  chill  wind";  "chilly  weather"  [syn:  {chilly}] 
  n  1:  coldness  due  to  a  cold  environment  [syn:  {iciness},  {gelidity}] 
  2:  an  almost  pleasurable  sensation  of  fright;  "a  frisson  of 
  surprise  shot  through  him"  [syn:  {frisson},  {shiver},  {quiver}, 
  {shudder},  {thrill},  {tingle}] 
  3:  a  sensation  of  cold  that  often  marks  the  start  of  an 
  infection  and  the  development  of  a  fever  [syn:  {shivering}] 
  4:  a  sudden  numbing  dread  [syn:  {pall}] 
  v  1:  depress  or  discourage;  "The  news  of  the  city's  surrender 
  chilled  the  soldiers" 
  2:  make  cool  or  cooler;  "Chill  the  food"  [syn:  {cool},  {cool 
  down}]  [ant:  {heat}] 
  3:  loose  heat;  The  air  cooled  considerably  after  the 
  thunderstorm"  [syn:  {cool},  {cool  down}]  [ant:  {heat}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  CHILL 
 
  {CCITT  HIgh-Level  Language} 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  CHILL 
  CCITT  HIgh  Level  programming  Language  (CCITT) 
 
 




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