cool


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cool \Cool\, a. [Compar. Cooler; superl. Coolest.] [AS.
   c[=o]l; akin to D. koel, G. k["u]hl, OHG. chouli, Dan.
   k["o]lig, Sw. kylig, also to AS. calan to be cold, Icel.
   kala. See Cold, and cf. Chill.]
   1. Moderately cold; between warm and cold; lacking in warmth;
      producing or promoting coolness.
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            Fanned with cool winds.               --Milton.
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   2. Not ardent, warm, fond, or passionate; not hasty;
      deliberate; exercising self-control; self-possessed;
      dispassionate; indifferent; as, a cool lover; a cool
      debater.
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            For a patriot, too cool.              --Goldsmith.
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   3. Not retaining heat; light; as, a cool dress.
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   4. Manifesting coldness or dislike; chilling; apathetic; as,
      a cool manner.
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   5. Quietly impudent; negligent of propriety in matters of
      minor importance, either ignorantly or willfully;
      presuming and selfish; audacious; as, cool behavior.
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            Its cool stare of familiarity was intolerable.
                                                  --Hawthorne.
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   6. Applied facetiously, in a vague sense, to a sum of money,
      commonly as if to give emphasis to the largeness of the
      amount.
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            He had lost a cool hundred.           --Fielding.
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            Leaving a cool thousand to Mr. Matthew Pocket.
                                                  --Dickens.

   Syn: Calm; dispassionate; self-possessed; composed;
        repulsive; frigid; alienated; impudent.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cool \Cool\, v. i.
   1. To become less hot; to lose heat.
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            I saw a smith stand with his hammer, thus,
            the whilst his iron did on the anvil cool. --Shak.
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   2. To lose the heat of excitement or passion; to become more
      moderate.
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            I will not give myself liberty to think, lest I
            should cool.                          --Congreve.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cool \Cool\, n.
   A moderate state of cold; coolness; -- said of the
   temperature of the air between hot and cold; as, the cool of
   the day; the cool of the morning or evening.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cool \Cool\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cooled; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Cooling.]
   1. To make cool or cold; to reduce the temperature of; as,
      ice cools water.
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            Send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger
            in water, and cool my tongue.         --Luke xvi.
                                                  24.
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   2. To moderate the heat or excitement of; to allay, as
      passion of any kind; to calm; to moderate.
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            We have reason to cool our raging motions, our
            carnal stings, our unbitted lusts.    --Shak.
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   To cool the heels, to dance attendance; to wait, as for
      admission to a patron's house. [Colloq.] --Dryden.
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