cool definition

  • adjective:
    • Neither warm nor very cold; mildly cool: fresh, cool water; a cool autumn evening.
    • Giving or suggesting rest from temperature: an awesome snap; a cool blouse.
    • Marked by peaceful self-control: a very good negotiator.
    • Marked by indifference, disdain, or dislike; unfriendly or unresponsive: a cool greeting; had been cool towards concept of greater taxes.
    • Of, relating to, or feature of colors, like blue and green, that produce the effect of coolness.
    • Slang Excellent; first-rate: features a cool low rider; had an awesome time at the celebration.
    • Slang Acceptable; satisfactory: It is cool if you don't would you like to explore it.
    • Slang Entire; full: worth a cool million.
    • Having a somewhat low-temperature; averagely or happily cold.
    • Allowing or suggesting heat relief
    • Of an individual, not showing feeling, relaxed plus self-control.
    • Unenthusiastic, warm, skeptical.
    • Calmly audacious.
    • Of an individual, understanding what direction to go and how to act; considered preferred by other individuals.
    • popular, section of or fitting the in-crowd, initially hipster slang.
    • Of an action, all right; appropriate; that will not provide difficulty.
    • A dismissal of a comment perceived as dull or pointless.
    • Of people, perhaps not annoyed by conditions which may ordinarily be upsetting.
    • averagely cold; between cozy and cool; lacking in heat; creating or marketing coolness.
    • perhaps not ardent, hot, fond, or passionate; not hasty; deliberate; exercising self-control; self-possessed; dispassionate; indifferent.
    • perhaps not retaining temperature; light.
    • Manifesting coldness or dislike; chilling; apathetic.
    • Quietly impudent; negligent of propriety in matters of small significance, either ignorantly or willfully; presuming and selfish; audacious.
    • Applied facetiously, in a vague feeling, to a sum of money, generally as if to give emphasis into the largeness for the amount.
    • psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike
    • fashionable and attractive at the time; frequently competent or socially adept
    • marked by peaceful self-discipline (especially in attempting conditions); unemotional
    • (color) causing the effect of coolness; made use of particularly of greens and blues and violets
    • (used of several or amount) without exaggeration or certification
    • neither warm nor very cold; providing relief from temperature
  • adverb:
    • Informal In a casual fashion; nonchalantly: play it cool.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to help make less warm.
    • to create less ardent, intense, or zealous: problems that shortly cooled my enthusiasm for project.
    • Physics to lessen the molecular or kinetic energy of (an object).
    • which will make cool or cold; to reduce the heat of.
    • To moderate the warmth or excitement of; to allay, as enthusiasm of any kind; to relax; to modest.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to be less warm: took a dip to cool down.
    • In order to become calmer: needed time for tempers to cool off.
    • To become less hot; to get rid of temperature.
    • to get rid of the warmth of pleasure or passion; to be more reasonable.
  • noun:
    • an awesome place, component, or time: the cool of early morning.
    • their state or quality of being cool.
    • Composure; poise: "Our release noted a victory. The Country had held its cool” ( Moorhead Kennedy).
    • A moderate or refreshing state of cool; moderate temperature associated with air between hot and cold; coolness.
    • A moderate condition of cool; coolness; -- stated regarding the temperature of environment between hot and cold.
    • A moderate or refreshing condition of cool; moderate heat associated with the air between hot and cold.
    • An obsolete spelling of cole.
    • great coolness and composure under strain
    • the caliber of being at a refreshingly low-temperature
  • idiom:
    • cool it Slang To calm down; flake out.
    • cool it Slang to quit performing something.
    • cool (one's) pumps casual To wait or be held waiting.
  • verb:
    • (intransitive) to reduce temperature, to obtain colder.
    • to help make cooler, less cozy
    • (intransitive) to be less intense, e.g. less amicable.
    • To make less extreme, e.g. less amicable.
    • make cool or cooler
    • drop strength
    • loose heat
  • others:
    • averagely cool; becoming of a temperature neither hot nor cold: as, cool air; chilled water.
    • Having a slight or not intense feeling of cold. See cool, a., 3.
    • Not making heat or heat; permitting or imparting a sensation of coolness; allowing coolness, particularly by assisting radiation of temperature or accessibility of cool environment, or by intercepting radiated temperature: as, an awesome gown.
    • In figurative uses:
    • maybe not excited or heated by passion of any sort; without ardor or visible feeling; peaceful; unmoved: because, a very good temper; an awesome enthusiast.
    • Not hasty; deliberate: as, a cool function.
    • Manifesting coldness, apathy, or dislike; chilling; frigid: since, a very good manner.
    • Quietly impudent, defiant, or selfish; intentionally presuming: stated of individuals and acts.
    • Absolute; without qualification; round: utilized in talking about a sum of cash, usually a sizable amount, by way of emphasizing the amount.
    • Unconcerned, lukewarm, indifferent; cold-blooded, repellent
    • which will make cool or cool; lessen the temperature of: as, ice cools water.
    • To allay the heat or heated sense of; impart a sensation of coolness to; cause to feel cool.
    • To abate the ardor or intensity of; allay, as passion or strong emotion of any sort; calm, as fury; modest, as need, zeal, or ardor; render indifferent.
    • To mitigate.
    • In order to become cool; become less hot; shed temperature.
    • to reduce the heat of excitement, enthusiasm, or emotion; become less ardent, enraged, zealous, affectionate, etc.; are more modest.
    • In painting, to strengthen (colors) regarding blue and violet region of the spectrum, or even to reduce (reds and yellows).

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