Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cold

3 senses of cold

Sense 1
cold, common cold -- (a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs); "will they never find a cure for the common cold?")
       => respiratory disease, respiratory illness, respiratory disorder -- (a disease affecting the respiratory system)
       => communicable disease -- (a disease that can be communicated from one person to another)

Sense 2
coldness, cold, low temperature, frigidity, frigidness -- (the absence of heat; "the coldness made our breath visible"; "come in out of the cold"; "cold is a vasoconstrictor")
       => temperature -- (the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity))
       => vasoconstrictor, vasoconstrictive, pressor -- (any agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel: cold or stress or nicotine or epinephrine or norepinephrine or angiotensin or vasopressin or certain drugs; maintains or increases blood pressure)

Sense 3
cold, coldness -- (the sensation produced by low temperatures; "he shivered from the cold"; "the cold helped clear his head")
       => temperature -- (the somatic sensation of cold or heat)

Antonyms of adj cold

13 senses of cold

Sense 1
cold (vs. hot) -- (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")

hot (vs. cold) -- (used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead")
        => baking, baking hot -- (as hot as if in an oven)
        => blistering, blistery -- (hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters; "blistering sun")
        => calefacient, warming -- (producing the sensation of heat when applied to the body; "a mustard plaster is calefacient")
        => calefactory, calefactive -- (serving to heat; "a heating pad is calefactory")
        => calorifacient -- (producing heat; usually used of foods; "calorifacient chili peppers")
        => calorific -- (heat-generating; "the calorific properties of fuels")
        => fervent, fervid -- (extremely hot; "the fervent heat...merely communicated a genial warmth to their half-torpid systems"- Nathaniel Hawthorne; "set out...when the fervid heat subsides"- Frances Trollope)
        => fiery, igneous -- (like or suggestive of fire; "a fiery desert wind"; "an igneous desert atmosphere")
        => heatable -- (capable of becoming hot; "the heatable tip of a soldering iron")
        => heated, heated up, het, het up -- (made warm or hot (`het' is a dialectal variant of `heated'); "a heated swimming pool"; "wiped his heated-up face with a large bandana"; "he was all het up and sweaty")
        => hottish -- (somewhat hot)
        => overheated -- (heated beyond a safe or desirable point; "the child became overheated"; "overheated metal")
        => red-hot -- (glowing red with heat)
        => scorching -- (hot and dry enough to burn or parch a surface; "scorching heat")
        => sizzling -- (hot enough to burn with or as if with a hissing sound; "a sizzling steak"; "a sizzling spell of weather")
        => sultry, stifling, sulfurous, sulphurous -- (characterized by oppressive heat and humidity; "the summer was sultry and oppressive"; "the stifling atmosphere"; "the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm")
        => sweltering, sweltry -- (excessively hot and humid or marked by sweating and faintness; "a sweltering room"; "sweltering athletes")
        => thermal -- (caused by or designed to retain heat; "a thermal burn"; "thermal underwear")
        => torrid -- (extremely hot; "the torrid noonday sun"; "sultry sands of the dessert")
        => tropical, tropic -- (of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics; "tropical weather")
        => white, white-hot -- (glowing white with heat; "white flames"; "a white-hot center of the fire")

Sense 2
cold (vs. hot) -- (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")

hot (vs. cold) -- (extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm; "a hot temper"; "a hot topic"; "a hot new book"; "a hot love affair"; "a hot argument")
        => fiery, flaming -- (very intense; "a fiery temper"; "flaming passions")
        => heated -- (marked by emotional heat; vehement; "a heated argument")
        => red-hot, sizzling -- (characterized by intense emotion or interest or excitement; "a red-hot speech"; "sizzling political issues")
        => sensual, sultry -- (sexually exciting or gratifying; "sensual excesses"; "a sultry look"; "a sultry dance")
        => torrid -- (emotionally charged and vigorously energetic; "a torrid dance"; "torrid jazz bands"; "hot trumpets and torrid rhythms")
        => white-hot -- (intensely zealous or fervid; "fierce white-hot loyalty")

Sense 3
cold -- (having lost freshness through passage of time; "a cold trail"; "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent")

INDIRECT (VIA stale) -> fresh -- (recently made, produced, or harvested; "fresh bread"; "a fresh scent"; "fresh lettuce")

Sense 4
cold -- ((color) giving no sensation of warmth; "a cold bluish grey")

INDIRECT (VIA cool) -> warm -- ((color) inducing the impression of warmth; used especially of reds and oranges and yellows; "warm reds and yellows and orange")

Sense 5
cold -- (marked by errorless familiarity; "had her lines cold before rehearsals started")

INDIRECT (VIA perfect) -> imperfect -- (not perfect; defective or inadequate; "had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities"; "imperfect mortals"; "drainage here is imperfect")

Sense 6
cold, stale, dusty, moth-eaten -- (lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new; "moth-eaten theories about race"; "stale news")

INDIRECT (VIA unoriginal) -> original -- (being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of; "a truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind")

Sense 7
cold -- (so intense as to be almost uncontrollable; "cold fury gripped him")

INDIRECT (VIA intense) -> mild -- (moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme; "a mild winter storm"; "a mild fever"; "fortunately the pain was mild"; "a mild rebuke"; "mild criticism")

Sense 8
cold, frigid -- (sexually unresponsive; "was cold to his advances"; "a frigid woman")

INDIRECT (VIA unloving) -> loving -- (feeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances")

Sense 9
cold, cold-blooded, inhuman, insensate -- (without compunction or human feeling; "in cold blood"; "cold-blooded killing"; "insensate destruction")

INDIRECT (VIA inhumane) -> humane -- (marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering)

Sense 10
cold -- (feeling or showing no enthusiasm; "a cold audience"; "a cold response to the new play")

INDIRECT (VIA unenthusiastic) -> enthusiastic -- (having or showing great excitement and interest; "enthusiastic crowds filled the streets"; "an enthusiastic response"; "was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons")

Sense 11
cold -- (unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication; "the boxer was out cold"; "pass out cold")

INDIRECT (VIA unconscious) -> conscious -- (knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts; "remained conscious during the operation"; "conscious of his faults"; "became conscious that he was being followed")

Sense 12
cold -- (of a seeker; far from the object sought)

INDIRECT (VIA far) -> near, close, nigh -- (not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; "near neighbors"; "in the near future"; "they are near equals"; "his nearest approach to success"; "a very near thing"; "a near hit by the bomb"; "she was near tears"; "she was close to tears"; "had a close call")

Sense 13
cold -- (lacking the warmth of life; "cold in his grave")

INDIRECT (VIA dead) -> alive, live -- (possessing life; "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive"; "a live canary")

Similarity of adj cold

13 senses of cold

Sense 1
cold (vs. hot) -- (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")
       => acold -- (of persons; feeling cold; "Poor Tom's acold"- Shakespeare)
       => algid -- (chilly; "a person who is algid is marked by prostration and has cold clammy skin and low blood pressure")
       => arctic, frigid, gelid, glacial, icy, polar -- (extremely cold; "an arctic climate"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather")
       => bleak, cutting, raw -- (unpleasantly cold and damp; "bleak winds of the North Atlantic")
       => chilly, parky -- (appreciably or disagreeably cold)
       => crisp, frosty, nipping, nippy, snappy -- (pleasantly cold and invigorating; "crisp clear nights and frosty mornings"; "a nipping wind"; "a nippy fall day"; "snappy weather")
       => frigorific -- (causing cold; cooling or chilling)
       => frore -- (very cold; "whatever the evenings be--frosty and frore or warm and wet")
       => frosty, rimed, rimy -- (covered with frost; "a frosty glass"; "hedgerows were rimed and stiff with frost"-Wm.Faulkner)
       => heatless -- (without generating heat; "luminescent organisms emit heatless light")
       => ice-cold -- (as cold as ice)
       => refrigerant, refrigerating -- (causing cooling or freezing; "a refrigerant substance such as ice or solid carbon dioxide")
       => refrigerated -- (made or kept cold by refrigeration; "keep the milk refrigerated"; "a refrigerated truck")
       => shivery -- (cold enough to cause shivers; "felt all shivery"; "shivery weather")
       => stone-cold -- (completely cold; "by the time he got back to his coffee it was stone-cold")
       => unheated, unwarmed -- (not having been heated or warmed; "an unheated room"; "unwarmed rolls")
          Also See-> cool#1; frozen#1

Sense 2
cold (vs. hot) -- (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")
       => emotionless, passionless -- (unmoved by feeling; "he kept his emotionless objectivity and faith in the cause he served"; "this passionless girl was like an icicle in the sunshine"-Margaret Deland)
       => frigid, frosty, frozen, glacial, icy, wintry -- (devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain; "a frigid greeting"; "got a frosty reception"; "a frozen look on their faces"; "a glacial handshake"; "icy stare"; "wintry smile")
          Also See-> cool#4; passionless#1

Sense 3
cold -- (having lost freshness through passage of time; "a cold trail"; "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent")
       => stale (vs. fresh) -- (lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale")

Sense 4
cold -- ((color) giving no sensation of warmth; "a cold bluish grey")
       => cool (vs. warm) -- ((color) inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets; "cool greens and blues and violets")

Sense 5
cold -- (marked by errorless familiarity; "had her lines cold before rehearsals started")
       => perfect (vs. imperfect) -- (being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish; "a perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen"; "a perfect day")

Sense 6
cold, stale, dusty, moth-eaten -- (lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new; "moth-eaten theories about race"; "stale news")
       => unoriginal (vs. original) -- (not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual; "the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations"; "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham)

Sense 7
cold -- (so intense as to be almost uncontrollable; "cold fury gripped him")
       => intense (vs. mild) -- (possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense")

Sense 8
cold, frigid -- (sexually unresponsive; "was cold to his advances"; "a frigid woman")
       => unloving (vs. loving) -- (not giving or reciprocating affection)

Sense 9
cold, cold-blooded, inhuman, insensate -- (without compunction or human feeling; "in cold blood"; "cold-blooded killing"; "insensate destruction")
       => inhumane (vs. humane) -- (lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion; "humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world"; "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used")

Sense 10
cold -- (feeling or showing no enthusiasm; "a cold audience"; "a cold response to the new play")
       => unenthusiastic (vs. enthusiastic) -- (not enthusiastic; lacking excitement or ardor; "an unenthusiastic performance by the orchestra"; "unenthusiastic applause")

Sense 11
cold -- (unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication; "the boxer was out cold"; "pass out cold")
       => unconscious (vs. conscious) -- (not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead; "lay unconscious on the floor")

Sense 12
cold -- (of a seeker; far from the object sought)
       => far (vs. near) -- (located at a great distance in time or space or degree; "we come from a far country"; "far corners of the earth"; "the far future"; "a far journey"; "the far side of the road"; "far from the truth"; "far in the future")

Sense 13
cold -- (lacking the warmth of life; "cold in his grave")
       => dead (vs. alive) -- (no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin")

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