cold Definition

  • 1having a low temperature, especially when compared to the temperature of the human body
  • 2lacking affection or warmth of feeling; unemotional
  • 3showing no enthusiasm or friendliness

Using cold: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "cold" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    It's so cold outside that I can see my breath.

  • Example

    She gave him a cold stare and turned away.

  • Example

    He received a cold reception from his colleagues.

  • Example

    The news left her feeling cold and numb.

cold Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with cold

  • to become ill with a cold virus


    I caught a cold from my coworker and had to stay home for a few days.

  • a sudden fear or hesitation to do something previously planned or agreed upon


    He got cold feet and decided not to go through with the wedding.

  • in cold blood

    without any feeling of guilt or remorse; in a calculated and unemotional manner


    The murder was committed in cold blood by a hired hitman.


Summary: cold in Brief

The word 'cold' [koʊld] can refer to a low temperature, lack of warmth or emotion, or a lack of enthusiasm or friendliness. Examples include 'It's so cold outside that I can see my breath,' and 'She gave him a cold stare and turned away.' Phrases like 'catch a cold' and 'cold feet' are also common.

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