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Definition 1: the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where cool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the cool of early morning

(cool is a kind of ...) the absence of heat

"the coldness made our breath visible" "come in out of the cold" "cold is a vasoconstrictor"

Definition 2: great coolness and composure under strain - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where cool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • keep your cool

Synonyms for cool in the sense of this definition

(cool is a kind of ...) steadiness of mind under stress

"he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"

Definition 3: loose heat - [verb of change]

Samples where cool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm

Synonyms for cool in the sense of this definition

(cool is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

Definition 4: make cool or cooler - [verb of change]

Samples where cool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Chill the food

Synonyms for cool in the sense of this definition

(cool is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of cool ) cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid

"quench steel"

(... is a kind of cool ) put ice on or put on ice

"Ice your sprained limbs"

(... is a kind of cool ) cool or chill in or as if in a refrigerator

"refrigerate this medicine"

(cool causes ...) loose heat

"The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm"

Definition 5: lose intensity - [verb of change]

Samples where cool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His enthusiasm cooled considerably

Synonyms for cool in the sense of this definition

(cool is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

Definition 6: neither warm nor very cold; giving relief from heat - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where cool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cool autumn day
  • a cool room
  • cool summer dresses
  • cool drinks
  • a cool breeze

(cool is similar to ...) cooled by air conditioning

(cool is similar to ...) cooled by a flow of air

"an air-cooled engine"

(cool is similar to ...) providing coolness

"a cooling breeze" "`caller' is a Scottish term as in `a caller breeze'"

(cool is similar to ...) cooled in advance

(cool is similar to ...) kept cool or designed to be kept cool by means of water especially circulating water

"a water-cooled engine"

(means also ...) 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"

(... are attributes of cool) the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)

Definition 7: psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where cool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • relations were cool and polite
  • a cool reception
  • cool to the idea of higher taxes

(cool is similar to ...) aloof or indifferent

"was unresponsive to her passionate advances"

(means also ...) not agitated or disturbed emotionally

(means also ...) unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion

(means also ...) not disposed to friendship or friendliness

"an unfriendly coldness of manner" "an unfriendly action to take"

(means also ...) 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"

(... are attributes of cool) emotional nature or quality

Definition 8: inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets when referring to color - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where cool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cool greens and blues and violets
  • the cool sound of rushing water

(cool is similar to ...) (color) giving no sensation of warmth

"a cold bluish grey"

Definition 9: marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • play it cool
  • keep cool
  • stayed coolheaded in the crisis
  • the most nerveless winner in the history of the tournament

Synonyms for cool in the sense of this definition

(cool is similar to ...) serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress

"the performer seemed completely composed as she stepped onto the stage" "I felt calm and more composed than I had in a long time"

Definition 10: fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(cool is similar to ...) being or in accordance with current social fashions

"fashionable clothing" "the fashionable side of town" "a fashionable cafe"

(cool is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 11: being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an all-right movie
  • the passengers were shaken up but are all right
  • is everything all right?
  • everything's fine
  • things are okay
  • dinner and the movies had been fine
  • another minute I'd have been fine

Synonyms for cool in the sense of this definition

(cool is similar to ...) giving satisfaction

"satisfactory living conditions" "his grades were satisfactory"

(cool is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 12: used of a quantity or amount (especially of money) for emphasis - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cool million bucks

(cool is similar to ...) not limited or restricted

"an unqualified denial"

(cool is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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