What is cold?

  • (adj): Feeling or showing no enthusiasm.
    Example: "A cold audience"; "a cold response to the new play"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Cold refers to the condition or subjective perception of having low temperature, the opposite of hot.

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Some articles on cold:

Crankset - Parts - Cranks - Materials
... Aluminum cranks may be cast, hot forged or cold forged ("cold" in this context means the billet from which the crank is to be made is heated to a specified temperature ... Cold forging gives the metal additional strength, and the cranks can therefore be made lighter without increasing the risk of breakage ...
Norwegian Rocket Incident - Background
... The Norwegian rocket incident was a few minutes of post-Cold War nuclear tension that took place nearly four years after the end of the Cold War ... The 1995 incident occurred in the post-Cold War era, where many Russians were very suspicious of the United States and NATO ...
Sinaloa - Geography and Environment
... climate on the coastal side, moderately warm in the valleys and foothills, moderately cold in the lower mountains and cold in the higher elevations ... characteristics vary from subtropical, found on the plains, to cold in the nearby mountains ...
... to be unmyelinated C-fibres (low conduction velocity), while those responding to cold have both C-fibers and thinly myelinated A delta fibers (faster conduction velocity) ... For cold receptors their firing rate increases during cooling and decreases during warming ... Some cold receptors also respond with a brief action potential discharge to high temperatures, i.e ...
Hibiscus Rosa-sinensis - Genetics
... rosa-sinensis has been successfully hybridized with the cold-hardy Hibiscus moscheutos and several other North American Hibiscus species, producing cold-hardy hybrids (see cold-hardy ... further this hobby, which is practiced with these tropical plants worldwide, including indoors in cold climates ...

More definitions of "cold":

  • (adj): So intense as to be almost uncontrollable.
    Example: "Cold fury gripped him"
  • (adj): Extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion.
    Example: "A cold unfriendly nod"; "a cold and unaffectionate person"; "a cold impersonal manner"; "cold logic"; "the concert left me cold"
  • (noun): The absence of heat.
    Example: "Come in out of the cold"; "cold is a vasoconstrictor"
    Synonyms: coldness, low temperature
  • (noun): The sensation produced by low temperatures.
    Example: "He shivered from the cold"; "the cold helped clear his head"
    Synonyms: coldness
  • (adj): Sexually unresponsive.
    Example: "Was cold to his advances"
    Synonyms: frigid
  • (adj): Of a seeker; far from the object sought.
  • (noun): A mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs).
    Example: "Will they never find a cure for the common cold?"
    Synonyms: common cold
  • (adj): 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.
    Example: "A cold climate"; "a cold room"; "dinner has gotten cold"; "cold fingers"; "if you are cold, turn up the heat"; "a cold beer"
  • (adj): Unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication.
    Example: "The boxer was out cold"; "pass out cold"
  • (adj): Lacking the warmth of life.
    Example: "Cold in his grave"
  • (adj): (color) giving no sensation of warmth.
    Example: "A cold bluish gray"
  • (adj): No longer new; uninteresting.
    Example: "Cold (or stale) news"
    Synonyms: stale
  • (adj): Marked by errorless familiarity.
    Example: "Had her lines cold before rehearsals started"
  • (adj): Having lost freshness through passage of time.
    Example: "A cold trail"; "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent"

Famous quotes containing the word cold:

    All observations point to the fact that the intellectual woman is masculinized; in her, warm, intuitive knowledge has yielded to cold unproductive thinking.
    Helene Deutsch (1884–1982)

    Shielded, what sorts of life are stirring yet:
    Legs lagged like drains, slippers soft as fungus,
    The gas and grate, the old cold sour grey bed.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    How the cold creeps as the fire dies at length
    How drifts are piled,
    Dooryard and road ungraded,
    Till even the comforting barn grows far away,
    And my heart owns a doubt
    Whether ‘tis in us to arise with day
    And save ourselves unaided.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)