1. Deprived of heat, or having a low temperature; not warm or hot; gelid; frigid. "The snowy top of cold Olympis." Milton.
2. Lacking the sensation of warmth; suffering from the absence of heat; chilly; shivering; as, to be cold.
3. Not pungent or acrid. "Cold plants." Bacon
4. Wanting in ardor, intensity, warmth, zeal, or passion; spiritless; unconcerned; reserved.
"A cold and unconcerned spectator. T. Burnet." --
"No cold relation is a zealous citizen. Burke." --
5. Unwelcome; disagreeable; unsatisfactory. "Cold news for me." "Cold comfort." Shak.
6. Wanting in power to excite; dull; uninteresting.
"What a deal of cold business doth a man misspend the better part of life in! B. Jonson." --
"The jest grows cold . . . when in comes on in a second scene. Addison." --
7. Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) but feebly; having lost its odor; as, a cold scent.
8. Not sensitive; not acute.
"Smell this business with a sense as cold As is a dead man's nose. Shak." --
9. Distant; -- said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed.
10. (Paint.) Having a bluish effect. Cf. Warm, 8.
See under Abscess.
See under Blast, n., 2.
See under Blood, n., 8.
an ague fit. Wright.
a chisel of peculiar strength and hardness, for cutting cold metal. Weale.
See under Cream.
See Cole slaw.
In cold blood
without excitement or passion; deliberately.
"He was slain in cold blood after the fight was over. Sir W. Scott." --
To give one the cold shoulder
to treat one with neglect.
Syn. -- Gelid; bleak; frigid; chill; indifferent; unconcerned; passionless; reserved; unfeeling; stoical.