The definition of cold is a low temperature or is someone who is not warm and friendly.(adjective)
Cold is defined as a contagious virus that causes you to have a stuffy nose and sometimes a sore throat and a fever.(noun)
An example of a cold is an illness where you are sneezing and coughing and have a runny nose for a day or two as a result of a virus.
See cold in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE (Anglian) cald < IE base *gel-, cold > cool, Ger kalt, L gelidus
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adjective cold·er, cold·est
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English ceald; see gel- in Indo-European roots.
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coldness. —algid, adj.
an abnormal fear or dislike of cold.
the branch of physics that studies the production and effects of very low temperatures. —cryogenic, adj.
1. the study of snow and ice.
2. the science of refrigeration.
a thermometer for measuring very low temperatures.
the measurement of extremely low temperatures, by means of a cryometer. —cryometric, adj.
Biology. a preference for low temperatures. —cryophile, n. —cryophilic, adj.
an abnormal fear of ice or frost.
the study of the freezing points of fluids.
a surgical technique using freezing to destroy tissue.
the state or condition of being extremely cold. —gelid, adj.
the raising of the hairs on the skin as a response to cold or fear; goose bumps or goose pimples.
a process for preserving substances such as blood or serum by freeze-drying in a high vacuum.
an abnormal condition in which part of the body, though warm, feels cold.
an abnormal fear of the cold.
a feeling or sensation of coldness.
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