Chill meaning

chĭl
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.

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To chill is defined as to become or make cold.

An example of to chill is to put dough in the fridge overnight.

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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.

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A moderate but penetrating coldness.
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A sensation of coldness, often accompanied by shivering and pallor of the skin.
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A checking or dampening of enthusiasm, spirit, or joy.

Bad news that put a chill on the celebration.

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A sudden numbing fear or dread.
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Moderately cold; chilly.

A chill wind.

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Discouraging; dispiriting.
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To affect with or as if with cold.
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To lower in temperature; cool.
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To make discouraged; dispirit.
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To harden (a metallic surface) by rapid cooling.
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To be seized with cold.
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To become cold or set.

Jelly that chills quickly.

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To become hard by rapid cooling.
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A feeling of coldness that makes one shiver; uncomfortable coolness.
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A moderate coldness.
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A damper on enthusiasm; discouraging influence.
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A feeling of sudden fear, apprehension, etc.
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Coolness of manner; unfriendliness.
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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.
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To become cool or cold.
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To be seized with a chill; shake or shiver, as with cold or fear.
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To become hardened on the surface by rapid cooling.
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To make cool or cold.
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To cause a chill in.
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To check (enthusiasm, etc.)
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To depress; dispirit.
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To harden (metal) on the surface by rapid cooling.
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A moderate but penetrating coldness.
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A sensation of coldness, often accompanied by shivering and pallor of the skin.
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To affect with cold.
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To lower in temperature; cool.
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A moderate, but uncomfortable and penetrating coldness.

There was a chill in the air.

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A sudden penetrating sense of cold, especially one that causes a brief trembling nerve response through the body; the trembling response itself; often associated with illness: fevers and chills, or susceptibility to illness.

Close the window or you'll catch a chill. I felt a chill when the wind picked up.

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An uncomfortable and numbing sense of fear, dread, anxiety, or alarm, often one that is sudden and usually accompanied by a trembling nerve response resembling the body's response to biting cold.

Despite the heat, he felt a chill as he entered the crime scene. The actor's eerie portrayal sent chills through the audience. His menacing presence cast a chill over everyone.

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An iron mould or portion of a mould, serving to cool rapidly, and so to harden, the surface of molten iron brought in contact with it.

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The hardened part of a casting, such as the tread of a carriage wheel.

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Moderately cold or chilly.

A chill wind was blowing down the street.

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(slang) Calm, relaxed, easygoing. See also: chill out.

I'm pretty chill most of the time.

Paint-your-own ceramics studios are a chill way to express yourself while learning more about your date's right brain.

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(slang) "Cool"; meeting a certain hip standard or garnering the approval of a certain peer group.

That new movie was chill, man.

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To lower the temperature of something; to cool.

Chill before serving.

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(metallurgy) To harden a metal surface by sudden cooling.
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(intransitive) To become cold.

In the wind he chilled quickly.

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(intransitive, metallurgy) To become hard by rapid cooling.
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(intransitive, slang) To relax, lie back.

Chill, man, we've got a whole week to do it; no sense in getting worked up.

The new gym teacher really has to chill or he's gonna blow a gasket.

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(intransitive, slang) To "hang", hang out; to spend time with another person or group. Also chill out.

Hey, we should chill this weekend.

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(intransitive, slang) To smoke marijuana.

On Friday night do you wanna chill?

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(computing) An acronym for CCITT High Level Language.
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Not warm and friendly; distant.

A chill greeting.

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Origin of chill

  • Middle English chile from Old English cele gel- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English ċele.

    From Wiktionary