1. Having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration
2. Lacking the warmth of life
3. Feeling or showing no enthusiasm; SYN. cool.
4. Having lost freshness through passage of time
5. Psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion
6. Marked by errorless familiarity
7. Without compunction or human feeling; SYN. cold-blooded, inhuman, insensate.
8. Of a seeker (in a game with a hidden object); far from the object sought
9. Sexually unresponsive; SYN. frigid.
10. So intense as to be almost uncontrollable
11. Unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication
12. (Color) Giving no sensation of warmth
2. Lacking passion or feeling; indifferent.
Lacking in sympathy or feeling. cold-hearted
1. Slightly cold; SYN. cold, fresh, dank, chilled, chilly.
2. Neither warm or very cold; giving relief from heat.
3. Psychologically cool; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike.
4. Calm and unemotional.
5. Disinterested or dispassionate.
6. (Music) Restrained and fluid and marked by intricate harmonic structures often lagging slightly behind the beat.
7. Marked by calm self-control especially in trying circumstances; SYN. coolheaded, nerveless.
8. (Color) Inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets.
9. (Informal) Marked by great skill or facility.
10. (Informal; of a number or sum) Without exaggeration or qualification; SYN. unqualiied.
11. (Informal) Socially adept.
ETYM Cf. dial, Swed. dank a moist place in a field, Icel. dökk pit, pool; possibly akin to Eng. damp or to daggle dew.
Damp; moist; humid; wet.
Unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice
Not influenced by strong feeling; especially; not affected by personal or emotional involvement
ETYM French, from Latin distans, -antis, p. pr. of distare to stand apart, be separate or distant; dis- + stare to stand. Related to Stand.
1. Far apart in relevance or relationship.
2. Far distant in space; SYN. remote, removed.
3. Far distant in time; SYN. remote, removed.
4. Separated in space or time or coming from or going to a distance.
1. (Of food) Eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish
2. (Of wines) Not sweet because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
3. Free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet
4. Having a large proportion of strong liquor
5. Having no adornment or coloration
6. Humorously sarcastic or mocking; SYN. ironic, ironical, wry.
7. Lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless; SYN. juiceless.
8. Lacking warmth or emotional involvement
9. Not producing milk
10. Not shedding tears
11. Opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages
12. Practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; SYN. teetotal.
13 suffering from fluid deprivation
14. Unproductive especially of the expected results
15. Used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones
16. Without a mucous or watery discharge
Change from liquid to solid state, as when water becomes ice. For a given substance, freezing occurs at a definite temperature, known as the freezing point, that is invariable under similar conditions of pressure, and the temperature remains at this point until all the liquid is frozen. The amount of heat per unit mass that has to be removed to freeze a substance is a constant for any given substance, and is known as the latent heat of fusion.
Ice is less dense than water since water expands just before its freezing point is reached. If pressure is applied, expansion is retarded and the freezing point will be lowered. The presence of dissolved substances in a liquid also lowers the freezing point (depression of freezing point), the amount of lowering being proportional to the molecular concentration of the solution. Antifreeze mixtures for automobile radiators and the use of salt to melt ice on roads are common applications of this principle. Animals in arctic conditions, for example insects or fish, cope with the extreme cold either by manufacturing natural “antifreeze” and staying active, or by allowing themselves to freeze in a controlled fashion, that is, they manufacture proteins to act as nuclei for the formation of ice crystals in areas that will not produce cellular damage, and so enable themselves to thaw back to life again.
ETYM Latin frigidus, from frigere to be cold; prob. akin to Greek rhigos shuddering. Related to Frill.
Devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain; SYN. frosty, frozen, glacial, icy, wintry.
ETYM Cf. AS. fyrstig.
1. Pertaining to, or producing, frost; having power to congeal water; cold; freezing.
2. Covered with frost.
3. Devoid of affection.
4. Appearing as if covered with frost; white; gray-haired.
1. Turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold.
2. Not thawed.
3. Absolutely still; SYN. rooted, stock-still.
4. Not convertible to cash.
Extremely cold; frozen.
1. Covered with or containing or consisting of ice.
2. Shiny and slick as with a thin coating of ice.
ETYM Latin inclemens; pref. in- not + clemens mild: cf. French inclément. Related to Clement.
1. Used of persons or behavior; showing no clemency or mercy.
2. (Of weather of climate) Physically severe.