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  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. 




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