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COOL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cool mean? 

COOL (noun)
  The noun COOL has 2 senses:

1. the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature
2. great coolness and composure under strain

  Familiarity information: COOL used as a noun is rare.


COOL (adjective)
  The adjective COOL has 6 senses:

1. neither warm nor very cold; giving relief from heat
2. marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional
3. (color) inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets
4. psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike
5. (used of a number or sum) without exaggeration or qualification
6. fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept

  Familiarity information: COOL used as an adjective is common.


COOL (verb)
  The verb COOL has 3 senses:

1. make cool or cooler
2. loose heat
3. lose intensity

  Familiarity information: COOL used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COOL (noun)


Sense 1cool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

the cool of early morning

Hypernyms ("cool" is a kind of...):

cold; coldness; frigidity; frigidness; low temperature (the absence of heat)


Sense 2cool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Great coolness and composure under strain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

aplomb; assuredness; sang-froid; cool; poise

Context example:

keep your cool

Hypernyms ("cool" is a kind of...):

calm; calmness; composure; equanimity (steadiness of mind under stress)


COOL (adjective)


Sense 1cool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Neither warm nor very cold; giving relief from heat

Context examples:

a cool autumn day / a cool room / cool summer dresses / cool drinks / a cool breeze

Similar:

water-cooled (kept cool or designed to be kept cool by means of water especially circulating water)

precooled (cooled in advance)

caller (providing coolness)

chill; chilly (uncomfortably cool)

air-cooled (cooled by a flow of air)

air-conditioned (cooled by air conditioning)

Also:

cold (used of physical coldness; having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration)

Attribute:

temperature (the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity))

Antonym:

warm (having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat or imparting or maintaining heat)


Sense 2cool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional

Synonyms:

nerveless; coolheaded; cool

Context examples:

play it cool / keep cool / stayed coolheaded in the crisis / the most nerveless winner in the history of the tournament

Similar:

composed (serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress)


Sense 3cool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(color) inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets

Context example:

cool greens and blues and violets

Similar:

cold ((color) giving no sensation of warmth)

Antonym:

warm ((color) inducing the impression of warmth; used especially of reds and oranges and yellows)


Sense 4cool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike

Context examples:

relations were cool and polite / a cool reception / cool to the idea of higher taxes

Similar:

unresponsive (aloof or indifferent)

Also:

cold (extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion)

unfriendly (not disposed to friendship or friendliness)

unemotional (unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion)

unagitated (not agitated or disturbed emotionally)

Attribute:

emotionalism; emotionality (emotional nature or quality)

Antonym:

warm (psychologically warm; friendly and responsive)


Sense 5cool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(used of a number or sum) without exaggeration or qualification

Context example:

a cool million bucks

Similar:

unqualified (not limited or restricted)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


Sense 6cool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept

Context examples:

he's a cool dude / that's cool / Mary's dress is really cool / it's not cool to arrive at a party too early

Similar:

fashionable; stylish (being or in accordance with current social fashions)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


COOL (verb)


Sense 1cool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make cool or cooler

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

cool; cool down; chill

Context example:

Chill the food

Hypernyms (to "cool" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Cause:

chill; cool; cool down (loose heat)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "cool"):

quench (cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid)

ice (put ice on or put on ice)

refrigerate (cool or chill in or as if in a refrigerator)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

They cool the water

Antonym:

heat (make hot or hotter)


Sense 2cool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Loose heat

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

cool; chill; cool down

Context example:

The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm

Hypernyms (to "cool" is one way to...):

change state; turn (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

The water cools

Antonym:

heat (gain heat or get hot)


Sense 3cool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lose intensity

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

cool off; cool down; cool

Context example:

His enthusiasm cooled considerably

Hypernyms (to "cool" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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