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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cold  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cold  \Cold\  (k[=o]ld),  a.  [Compar.  {Colder}  (-[~e]r);  superl. 
  {Coldest}.]  [OE.  cold,  cald,  AS  cald,  ceald;  akin  to  OS 
  kald,  D.  koud,  G.  kalt,  Icel.  kaldr,  Dan.  kold,  Sw  kall, 
  Goth.  kalds,  L.  gelu  frost,  gelare  to  freeze.  Orig.  p.  p.  of 
  AS  calan  to  be  cold,  Icel.  kala  to  freeze.  Cf  {Cool},  a., 
  {Chill},  n.] 
  1.  Deprived  of  heat,  or  having  a  low  temperature;  not  warm  or 
  hot;  gelid;  frigid.  ``The  snowy  top  of  cold  Olympis.'' 
  --Milton. 
 
  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.''  --Bacon 
 
  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.''  --Shak. 
 
  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)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cold  \Cold\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  cold.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cold 
  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";  "a  cool  reply  to  the 
  invitation"  [syn:  {cool}] 
  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"  [syn:  {coldness},  {low 
  temperature}]  [ant:  {hotness}] 
  3:  the  sensation  produced  by  low  temperatures;  "he  shivered 
  from  the  colda";  "the  cold  helped  clear  his  head"  [syn:  {coldness}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  COLD 
 
  1.    A  {sugar}ed  version  of  {COLD-K}. 
 
  2.    {Computer  Output  to  Laser  Disc}. 
 
  (1995-01-04) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  COLD 
  Computer  Output  on  LaserDisk 
 
 




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