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Freezing vs. Cold

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Main Difference

The main difference between Freezing and Cold is that the Freezing is a phase transition in which a liquid turns into a solid and Cold is a condition or subjective perception of having low temperature

Wikipedia
  • Freezing (adjective)

    Suffering or causing frost

  • Freezing (adjective)

    Very cold

  • Freezing (noun)

    The change in state of a substance from liquid to solid by cooling to a critically low temperature.

  • Freezing (noun)

    The action of numbing with anesthetics.

  • Freezing (verb)

    present participle of freeze

  • Cold (adjective)

    Having a low temperature.

    "A cold wind whistled through the trees."

  • Cold (adjective)

    Causing the air to be cold.

    "The forecast is that it will be very cold today."

  • Cold (adjective)

    Feeling the sensation of coldness, especially to the point of discomfort.

    "She was so cold she was shivering."

  • Cold (adjective)

    Unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling.

    "She shot me a cold glance before turning her back."

  • Cold (adjective)

    Dispassionate, not prejudiced or partisan, impartial.

    "Let's look at this tomorrow with a cold head."

    "He's a nice guy, but the cold facts say we should fire him."

    "The cold truth is that states rarely undertake military action unless their national interests are at stake."

  • Cold (adjective)

    Completely unprepared; without introduction.

    "He was assigned cold calls for the first three months."

  • Cold (adjective)

    Unconscious or deeply asleep; deprived of the metaphorical heat associated with life or consciousness.

    "I knocked him out cold."

    "After one more beer he passed out cold."

  • Cold (adjective)

    Perfectly, exactly, completely; by heart.

    "Practice your music scales until you know them cold."

    "Try both these maneuvers until you have them cold and can do them in the dark without thinking."

    "Rehearse your lines until you have them down cold."

    "Keep that list in front of you, or memorize it cold."

  • Cold (adjective)

    Cornered, done for.

    "With that receipt, we have them cold for fraud."

    "Criminal interrogation. Initially they will dream up explanations faster than you could ever do so, but when they become fatigued, often they will acknowledge that you have them cold."

  • Cold (adjective)

    Not pungent or acrid.

  • Cold (adjective)

    Unexciting; dull; uninteresting.

  • Cold (adjective)

    Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) only feebly; having lost its odour.

    "a cold scent"

  • Cold (adjective)

    Not sensitive; not acute.

  • Cold (adjective)

    Distant; said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed. Compare warm and hot.

    "You're cold … getting warmer … hot! You've found it!"

  • Cold (adjective)

    Having a bluish effect; not warm in colour.

  • Cold (adjective)

    Rarely used or accessed, and thus able to be relegated to slower storage.

  • Cold (noun)

    A condition of low temperature.

    "Come in, out of the cold."

  • Cold (noun)

    A common, usually harmless, viral illness, usually with congestion of the nasal passages and sometimes fever.

    "I caught a miserable cold and had to stay home for a week."

  • Cold (adverb)

    While at low temperature.

    "The steel was processed cold."

  • Cold (adverb)

    Without preparation.

    "The speaker went in cold and floundered for a topic."

  • Cold (adverb)

    With finality.

    "I knocked him out cold."

  • Cold (adverb)

    In a cold, frank, or realistically honest manner.

Wiktionary
  • Freezing (adjective)

    Tending to freeze; for freezing; hence, cold or distant in manner.

  • Cold (adjective)

    Deprived of heat, or having a low temperature; not warm or hot; gelid; frigid.

  • Cold (adjective)

    Lacking the sensation of warmth; suffering from the absence of heat; chilly; shivering; as, to be cold.

  • Cold (adjective)

    Not pungent or acrid.

  • Cold (adjective)

    Wanting in ardor, intensity, warmth, zeal, or passion; spiritless; unconcerned; reserved.

  • Cold (adjective)

    Unwelcome; disagreeable; unsatisfactory.

  • Cold (adjective)

    Wanting in power to excite; dull; uninteresting.

  • Cold (adjective)

    Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) but feebly; having lost its odor; as, a cold scent.

  • Cold (adjective)

    Not sensitive; not acute.

  • Cold (adjective)

    Distant; - said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed.

  • Cold (adjective)

    Having a bluish effect. Cf. Warm, 8.

  • Cold (noun)

    The relative absence of heat or warmth.

  • Cold (noun)

    The sensation produced by the escape of heat; chilliness or chillness.

  • Cold (noun)

    A morbid state of the animal system produced by exposure to cold or dampness; a catarrh.

  • Cold (verb)

    To become cold.

Webster Dictionary
  • Freezing (noun)

    the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid

  • Cold (noun)

    a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs);

    "will they never find a cure for the common cold?"

  • Cold (noun)

    the absence of heat;

    "the coldness made our breath visible"

    "come in out of the cold"

    "cold is a vasoconstrictor"

  • Cold (noun)

    the sensation produced by low temperatures;

    "he shivered from the cold"

    "the cold helped clear his head"

  • Cold (adjective)

    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;

    "a cold climate"

    "a cold room"

    "dinner has gotten cold"

    "cold fingers"

    "if you are cold, turn up the heat"

    "a cold beer"

  • Cold (adjective)

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

    "a cold unfriendly nod"

    "a cold and unaffectionate person"

    "a cold impersonal manner"

    "cold logic"

    "the concert left me cold"

  • Cold (adjective)

    having lost freshness through passage of time;

    "a cold trail"

    "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent"

  • Cold (adjective)

    (color) giving no sensation of warmth;

    "a cold bluish gray"

  • Cold (adjective)

    marked by errorless familiarity;

    "had her lines cold before rehearsals started"

  • Cold (adjective)

    no longer new; uninteresting;

    "cold (or stale) news"

  • Cold (adjective)

    so intense as to be almost uncontrollable;

    "cold fury gripped him"

  • Cold (adjective)

    sexually unresponsive;

    "was cold to his advances"

    "a frigid woman"

  • Cold (adjective)

    without compunction or human feeling;

    "in cold blood"

    "cold-blooded killing"

    "insensate destruction"

  • Cold (adjective)

    feeling or showing no enthusiasm;

    "a cold audience"

    "a cold response to the new play"

  • Cold (adjective)

    unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication;

    "the boxer was out cold"

    "pass out cold"

  • Cold (adjective)

    of a seeker; far from the object sought

  • Cold (adjective)

    lacking the warmth of life;

    "cold in his grave"

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