Chill Definition

chĭl
chilled, chiller, chills
noun
chills
A feeling of coldness that makes one shiver; uncomfortable coolness.
Webster's New World
A moderate coldness.
Webster's New World
A checking or dampening of enthusiasm, spirit, or joy.
Bad news that put a chill on the celebration.
American Heritage
A damper on enthusiasm; discouraging influence.
Webster's New World
A feeling of sudden fear, apprehension, etc.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
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adjective
chiller
Webster's New World
Moderately cold; chilly.
A chill wind.
American Heritage
Not warm and friendly; distant.
A chill greeting.
American Heritage
Discouraging; dispiriting.
American Heritage

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

That new movie was chill, man.
Wiktionary
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verb
chilled, chills
To make cool or cold.
Webster's New World
To cause a chill in.
Webster's New World
To lower in temperature; cool.
American Heritage Medicine
To rest or relax.
Webster's New World
To check (enthusiasm, etc.)
Webster's New World
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abbreviation
(computing) An acronym for CCITT High Level Language.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Chill

Noun

Singular:
chill
Plural:
chills

Adjective

Base Form:
chill
Comparative:
chiller

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

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