A chill is defined as a feeling of coldness or a sudden feeling of fear, dread or disappointment.noun
- An example of a chill is a cold breeze blowing through a house.
- An example of a chill is a sudden frightful feeling after hearing a horror story.
The definition of chill is somewhat cold or not friendly.adjective
- An example of chill used as an adjective is the phrase a "chill breeze" which means a breeze that is moderately cold.
- An example of chill used as an adjective is the phrase a "chill personality" which means a person who is standoffish.
To chill is defined as to become or make cold.verb
An example of to chill is to put dough in the fridge overnight.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a feeling of coldness that makes one shiver; uncomfortable coolness
- a moderate coldness
- a damper on enthusiasm; discouraging influence
- a feeling of sudden fear, apprehension, etc.
- coolness of manner; unfriendliness
- Metallurgy a cooled iron mold placed in contact with that part of a casting which is to be cooled rapidly and thus hardened on the surface
Origin: Middle English chile ; from Old English ciele, coldness ; from Germanic an unverified form kal-, to be cold ; from Indo-European base an unverified form gel-, cold from source Classical Latin gel- inch(es) gelidus, icy
- to become cool or cold
- to be seized with a chill; shake or shiver, as with cold or fear
- ☆ Slang: usually with out
- to rest or relax
- to calm down: usually used in the imperative
- Metallurgy to become hardened on the surface by rapid cooling
- to make cool or cold
- to cause a chill in
- to check (enthusiasm, etc.)
- to depress; dispirit
- Metallurgy to harden (metal) on the surface by rapid cooling
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- A moderate but penetrating coldness.
- A sensation of coldness, often accompanied by shivering and pallor of the skin.
- A checking or dampening of enthusiasm, spirit, or joy: bad news that put a chill on the celebration.
- A sudden numbing fear or dread.
- Moderately cold; chilly: a chill wind.
- Not warm and friendly; distant: a chill greeting.
- Discouraging; dispiriting: “Chill penury repressed their noble rage” (Thomas Gray).
- To affect with or as if with cold.
- To lower in temperature; cool.
- To make discouraged; dispirit.
- Metallurgy To harden (a metallic surface) by rapid cooling.
- To be seized with cold.
- To become cold or set: jelly that chills quickly.
- Metallurgy To become hard by rapid cooling.
- Slang a. To calm down or relax. Often used with out.b. To pass time idly; loiter. Often used with out.c. To keep company; see socially. Often used with out.
Origin: Middle English chile, from Old English cele; see gel- in Indo-European roots.
- chillˈing·ly adverb
- chillˈness noun
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