chill definition

  • noun:
    • A moderate but penetrating coldness.
    • A sensation of coldness, frequently combined with shivering and pallor of your skin.
    • A checking or dampening of enthusiasm, character, or happiness: bad news that put a chill on event.
    • a-sudden numbing worry or fear.
    • A moderate, but uncomfortable and acute coldness.
    • A sudden acute sense of cold, specially one which triggers a short shaking nerve response through the human body; the shaking reaction it self; frequently connected with illness: fevers and chills, or susceptibility to infection: shut the screen or perhaps you'll catch a chill.
    • An uncomfortable and numbing feeling of worry, fear, anxiety, or security, usually one that is abrupt and usually combined with a trembling nerve reaction resembling your body's reaction to biting cold.
    • A moderate but disagreeable amount of cool; a disagreeable sensation of coolness, associated with shivering.
    • A sensation of cold with convulsive shaking associated with the human anatomy, pinched face, pale skin, and blue mouth, due to undue cooling of the body or by stressed pleasure, or developing the predecessor of some constitutional disruption, since a fever.
    • A check to enthusiasm or heat of experience; frustration.
    • An iron mold or percentage of a mold, serving to cool off rapidly, therefore to solidify, the surface of molten iron brought in experience of it.
    • The hardened section of a casting, as the tread of a car or truck wheel.
    • an abrupt or intense feeling of cool; especially, such a sensation accompanied with shivering or shaking, as a result of exposure to the cool or as the precursor or accompaniment of certain fevers; a cold fit; rigor.
    • A degree of cool; that problem of this environment or of any object which produces the feeling of cool; coldness particularly that brought on by the distance of ice; chilliness: since, there clearly was a chill floating around.
    • Figuratively, a sense by coldness made by anything that discourages, annoys, or offends; a depressing influence; a check to warmth of sensation, regarding sympathy or enthusiasm.
    • A metal mildew in which specific kinds of iron-castings, as car-wheels, are available. The areas in contact with the mold tend to be hardened by sudden chilling.
    • In painting, dullness or dimness in a photo.
    • A lamp unusual to Cornball and the extreme western of England, composed of an open saucer bent through to four edges so as to keep at the sides depressed spouts or gutters for keeping wicks. These types of lights are constructed of earthenware or of material, and are usually often fitted with a hanging assistance.
    • an almost enjoyable feeling of fright
    • a sensation of cold that often marks the beginning of disease while the development of a fever
    • coldness because a cold environment
    • a rapid numbing dread
  • adjective:
    • mildly cool; chilly: a chill wind.
    • perhaps not warm and friendly; remote: a chill greeting.
    • Discouraging; dispiriting: "Chill penury repressed their particular noble trend” ( Thomas Gray).
    • averagely cool or chilly.
    • quiet, relaxed, easygoing. See in addition: calm down.
    • "Cool"; satisfying a particular hip standard or garnering the approval of a specific peer team.
    • reasonably cold; maintaining trigger shivering; chilly; raw.
    • impacted by cool.
    • Characterized by coolness of fashion, feeling, etc.; lacking enthusiasm or warmth; formal; distant.
    • Discouraging; discouraging; dispiriting.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To affect with or as if with cold.
    • To lower in heat; cool.
    • to help make discouraged; dispirit.
    • Metallurgy To solidify (a metallic area) by quick air conditioning.
    • To hit with a chill; in order to make chilly; to cause to shiver; to influence with cool.
    • To check passion or warmth of sense of; to depress; to discourage.
    • to make, by abrupt cooling, a change of crystallization at or nearby the area of, in order to raise the stiffness; said of cast iron.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • becoming seized with cold.
    • In order to become cold or set: jelly that chills rapidly.
    • Metallurgy To become difficult by quick air conditioning.
    • Slang To relax or unwind. Frequently used in combination with away.
    • Slang to pass through time idly; loiter. Usually used with out.
    • Slang To keep organization; see socially. Usually combined with out.
    • to be surface-hardened by unexpected air conditioning while solidifying.
  • verb:
    • to reduce the temperature of some thing; to cool off.
    • To harden a metal area by sudden air conditioning.
    • to be cool.
    • To become tough by fast air conditioning.
    • To flake out, rest straight back.
    • To "hang", spend time; to pay time with another individual or group. Also relax.
    • To smoke cigarettes marijuana.
    • free heat
    • make cool or cooler
    • depress or discourage
  • others:
    • cool; looking after cause shivering: as, the chill atmosphere of evening. See chilly
    • Experiencing cold; shivering with cool.
    • Figuratively— discouraging; dispiriting; discouraging.
    • Distant; formal; maybe not warm, hearty, or affectionate: because, a chill reception. See chilly, 4.
    • Insensible in death.
    • To be cold; shiver with cool.
    • to be cold quickly or unexpectedly.
    • To affect with cold; make chilly; hit or blast with serious cool.
    • Figuratively, to check in enthusiasm or heat of sensation; discourage; dispirit; depress.
    • In metallurgy, to cut back out of the blue in heat, as quite a few molten iron, in order to solidify it by causing a big change of crystallization at or nearby the surface. See casting.
    • to eliminate the chill off, as alcohol, by heating it.

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