- The definition of chill is somewhat cold or not friendly.
- 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.
- A chill is defined as a feeling of coldness or a sudden feeling of fear, dread or disappointment.
- 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.
- To chill is defined as to become or make cold.
An example of to chill is to put dough in the fridge overnight.
This man clearly has a chill.
chill definition by Webster's New World
- 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- in 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
chill definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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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