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Cool vs. Chill

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  • Cool (adjective)

    Having a slightly low temperature; mildly or pleasantly cold.

  • Cool (adjective)

    Allowing or suggesting heat relief.

    "a cool grey colour"

  • Cool (adjective)

    Of a person, not showing emotion; calm and in control of oneself.

  • Cool (adjective)

    Unenthusiastic, lukewarm, skeptical.

    "His proposals had a cool reception."

  • Cool (adjective)

    Calmly audacious.

    "In control as always, he came up with a cool plan."

  • Cool (adjective)

    Applied facetiously to a sum of money, commonly as if to give emphasis to the largeness of the amount.

  • Cool (adjective)

    Of a person, knowing what to do and how to behave; considered popular by others.

  • Cool (adjective)

    In fashion, part of or fitting the in crowd; originally hipster slang.

  • Cool (adjective)

    Of an action, all right; acceptable; that does not present a problem.

    "Is it cool if I sleep here tonight?"

  • Cool (adjective)

    Of a person, not upset by circumstances that might ordinarily be upsetting.

    "I'm completely cool with my girlfriend leaving me."

  • Cool (noun)

    A moderate or refreshing state of cold; moderate temperature of the air between hot and cold; coolness.

    "in the cool of the morning"

  • Cool (noun)

    A calm temperament.

    "calmness|composure"

  • Cool (noun)

    The property of being cool, popular or in fashion.

  • Cool (verb)

    To lose heat, to get colder.

    "I like to let my tea cool before drinking it so I don't burn my tongue."

  • Cool (verb)

    To make cooler, less warm.

  • Cool (verb)

    To become less intense, e.g. less amicable or passionate.

    "Relations cooled between the USA and the USSR after 1980."

  • Cool (verb)

    To make less intense, e.g. less amicable or passionate.

  • Cool (verb)

    To kill.

  • Chill (noun)

    A moderate, but uncomfortable and penetrating coldness.

    "There was a chill in the air."

  • Chill (noun)

    A sudden penetrating sense of cold, especially one that causes a brief trembling nerve response through the body; the trembling response itself; often associated with illness: fevers and chills, or susceptibility to illness.

    "Close the window or you'll catch a chill."

    "I felt a chill when the wind picked up."

  • Chill (noun)

    An uncomfortable and numbing sense of fear, dread, anxiety, or alarm, often one that is sudden and usually accompanied by a trembling nerve response resembling the body's response to biting cold.

    "Despite the heat, he felt a chill as he entered the crime scene."

    "The actor's eerie portrayal sent chills through the audience."

    "His menacing presence cast a chill over everyone."

  • Chill (noun)

    An iron mould or portion of a mould, serving to cool rapidly, and so to harden, the surface of molten iron brought in contact with it.

  • Chill (noun)

    The hardened part of a casting, such as the tread of a carriage wheel.

  • Chill (noun)

    A lack of warmth and cordiality; unfriendliness.

  • Chill (noun)

    Calmness; equanimity.

  • Chill (noun)

    A sense of style; trendiness; savoir faire.

  • Chill (adjective)

    Moderately cold or chilly.

    "A chill wind was blowing down the street."

  • Chill (adjective)

    Unwelcoming; not cordial.

    "Arriving late at the wedding, we were met with a chill reception."

  • Chill (adjective)

    Calm, relaxed, easygoing.

    "The teacher is really chill and doesn't care if you use your phone during class."

    "Paint-your-own ceramics studios are a chill way to express yourself while learning more about your date's right brain."

  • Chill (adjective)

    "Cool"; meeting a certain hip standard or garnering the approval of a certain peer group.

    "That new movie was chill, man."

  • Chill (adjective)

    Okay, not a problem.

    ""Sorry about that." "It's chill.""

  • Chill (verb)

    To lower the temperature of something; to cool.

    "Chill before serving."

  • Chill (verb)

    To become cold.

    "In the wind he chilled quickly."

  • Chill (verb)

    To harden a metal surface by sudden cooling.

  • Chill (verb)

    To become hard by rapid cooling.

  • Chill (verb)

    To relax, lie back.

    "Chill, man, we've got a whole week to do it; no sense in getting worked up."

    "The new gym teacher really has to chill or he's gonna blow a gasket."

  • Chill (verb)

    To "hang", hang out; to spend time with another person or group. Also chill out.

    "Hey, we should chill this weekend."

  • Chill (verb)

    To smoke marijuana.

    "On Friday night do you wanna chill?"

  • Chill (verb)

    To discourage or depress.

    "Censorship chills public discourse."

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Cool (adjective)

    Moderately cold; between warm and cold; lacking in warmth; producing or promoting coolness.

  • Cool (adjective)

    Not ardent, warm, fond, or passionate; not hasty; deliberate; exercising self-control; self-possessed; dispassionate; indifferent; as, a cool lover; a cool debater.

  • Cool (adjective)

    Not retaining heat; light; as, a cool dress.

  • Cool (adjective)

    Manifesting coldness or dislike; chilling; apathetic; as, a cool manner.

  • Cool (adjective)

    Quietly impudent; negligent of propriety in matters of minor importance, either ignorantly or willfully; presuming and selfish; audacious; as, cool behavior.

  • Cool (adjective)

    Applied facetiously, in a vague sense, to a sum of money, commonly as if to give emphasis to the largeness of the amount.

  • Cool (noun)

    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.

  • Cool

    To make cool or cold; to reduce the temperature of; as, ice cools water.

  • Cool

    To moderate the heat or excitement of; to allay, as passion of any kind; to calm; to moderate.

  • Cool (verb)

    To become less hot; to lose heat.

  • Cool (verb)

    To lose the heat of excitement or passion; to become more moderate.

  • Chill (noun)

    A moderate but disagreeable degree of cold; a disagreeable sensation of coolness, accompanied with shivering.

  • Chill (noun)

    A sensation of cold with convulsive shaking of the body, pinched face, pale skin, and blue lips, caused by undue cooling of the body or by nervous excitement, or forming the precursor of some constitutional disturbance, as of a fever.

  • Chill (noun)

    A check to enthusiasm or warmth of feeling; discouragement; as, a chill comes over an assembly.

  • Chill (noun)

    An iron mold or portion of a mold, serving to cool rapidly, and so to harden, the surface of molten iron brought in contact with it.

  • Chill (noun)

    The hardened part of a casting, as the tread of a car wheel.

  • Chill (adjective)

    Moderately cold; tending to cause shivering; chilly; raw.

  • Chill (adjective)

    Affected by cold.

  • Chill (adjective)

    Characterized by coolness of manner, feeling, etc.; lacking enthusiasm or warmth; formal; distant; as, a chill reception.

  • Chill (adjective)

    Discouraging; depressing; dispiriting.

  • Chill

    To strike with a chill; to make chilly; to cause to shiver; to affect with cold.

  • Chill

    To check enthusiasm or warmth of feeling of; to depress; to discourage.

  • Chill

    To produce, by sudden cooling, a change of crystallization at or near the surface of, so as to increase the hardness; said of cast iron.

  • Chill (verb)

    To become surface-hardened by sudden cooling while solidifying; as, some kinds of cast iron chill to a greater depth than others.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Cool (noun)

    the quality of being cool;

    "the cool of early morning"

  • Cool (noun)

    great coolness and composure under strain;

    "keep your cool"

  • Cool (verb)

    make cool or cooler;

    "Chill the food"

  • Cool (verb)

    loose heat;

    "The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm"

  • Cool (verb)

    lose intensity;

    "His enthusiasm cooled considerably"

  • Cool (adjective)

    neither warm or very cold; giving relief from heat;

    "a cool autumn day"

    "a cool room"

    "cool summer dresses"

    "cool drinks"

    "a cool breeze"

  • Cool (adjective)

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

    "play it cool"

    "keep cool"

    "stayed coolheaded in the crisis"

    "the most nerveless winner in the history of the tournament"

  • Cool (adjective)

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

    "cool greens and blues and violets"

  • Cool (adjective)

    psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike;

    "relations were cool and polite"

    "a cool reception"

    "cool to the idea of higher taxes"

  • Cool (adjective)

    used of a number or sum and meaning without exaggeration or qualification;

    "a cool million bucks"

  • Cool (adjective)

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

    "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"

  • Chill (noun)

    coldness due to a cold environment

  • Chill (noun)

    an almost pleasurable sensation of fright;

    "a frisson of surprise shot through him"

  • Chill (noun)

    a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever

  • Chill (noun)

    a sudden numbing dread

  • Chill (verb)

    depress or discourage;

    "The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers"

  • Chill (verb)

    make cool or cooler;

    "Chill the food"

  • Chill (verb)

    loose heat;

    "The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm"

  • Chill (adjective)

    uncomfortably cool;

    "a chill wind"

    "chilly weather"

Princeton's WordNet
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