- 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
ME chile < OE ciele, coldness < Gmc *kal-, to be cold < IE base *gel-, cold > L gel- in gelidus, icy