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All 4 letters words made out of cold

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Definitions and meaning of cold



  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kəʊld/, /kɔʊld/
  • (General American) enPR: kōld, IPA(key): /koʊld/
  • Homophone: coaled
  • Rhymes: -əʊld

Etymology 1

From Middle English cold, from Old English, specifically Anglian cald. The West Saxon form, ċeald (cold), survived as early Middle English cheald, cheld, or chald. Both descended from Proto-Germanic *kaldaz, a participle form of *kalaną (to be cold), from Proto-Indo-European *gel- (cold). Cognate with Scots cald, cauld (cold), Saterland Frisian koold (cold), West Frisian kâld (cold), Dutch koud (cold), Low German kold, koolt, koold (cold), German kalt (cold), Danish kold (cold), Norwegian kald (cold), Swedish kall (cold).


cold (comparative colder, superlative coldest)

  1. (of a thing) Having a low temperature.
  2. (of the weather) Causing the air to be cold.
  3. (of a person or animal) Feeling the sensation of coldness, especially to the point of discomfort.
  4. Unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling.
    • 2011 April 23, Doctor Who, series 6, episode 1, The Impossible Astronaut:
      RIVER SONG (upon seeing the still-living DOCTOR, moments after he made her and two other friends watch what they thought was his death): This is cold. Even by your standards, this is cold.
  5. Dispassionate, not prejudiced or partisan, impartial.
  6. Completely unprepared; without introduction.
  7. Unconscious or deeply asleep; deprived of the metaphorical heat associated with life or consciousness.
  8. (usually with "have" or "know" transitively) Perfectly, exactly, completely; by heart.
  9. (usually with "have" transitively) Cornered, done for.
  10. (obsolete) Not pungent or acrid.
    • cold plants
  11. (obsolete) Unexciting; dull; uninteresting.
    • 1641, Ben Jonson, Discoveries Made upon Men and Matter
      What a deal of cold business doth a man misspend the better part of life in!
    • 1705 (revised 1718), Joseph Addison, Remarks on Several Parts of Italy
      The jest grows cold [] when it comes on in a second scene.
  12. Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) only feebly; having lost its odour.
  13. (obsolete) Not sensitive; not acute.
  14. Distant; said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed. Compare warm and hot.
  15. (painting) Having a bluish effect; not warm in colour.
  16. (databases) Rarely used or accessed, and thus able to be relegated to slower storage.
  17. (informal) Without compassion; heartless; ruthless
    I can't believe she said that...that was cold!
  • (of a thing, having a low temperature): chilled, chilly, freezing, frigid, glacial, icy, cool
  • (of the weather): (UK, slang) brass monkeys, nippy, parky, taters
  • (of a person or animal):
  • (unfriendly): aloof, distant, hostile, standoffish, unfriendly, unwelcoming
  • (unprepared): unprepared, unready
  • See also Thesaurus:cold
  • (having a low temperature): baking, boiling, heated, hot, scorching, searing, torrid, warm
  • (of the weather): hot (See the corresponding synonyms of hot.)
  • (of a person or animal): hot (See the corresponding synonyms of hot.)
  • (unfriendly): amiable, friendly, welcoming
  • (unprepared): prepared, primed, ready
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Middle English cold, colde, from Old English cald, ċeald (cold, coldness), from Proto-Germanic *kaldą (coldness), from Proto-Indo-European *gel- (cold). Compare Saterland Frisian Keelde (cold), West Frisian kjeld (cold), Dutch koude (cold), German Low German Kolle, Koll (cold), German Kälte (cold), Danish kulde (cold), Swedish köld (cold), Norwegian kulde (cold), Icelandic kulda (cold).


cold (plural colds)

  1. A condition of low temperature.
  2. (with 'the', figurative) A harsh place; a place of abandonment.
    The former politician was left out in the cold after his friends deserted him.
  3. (medicine) A common, usually harmless, viral illness, usually with congestion of the nasal passages and sometimes fever.
  4. (slang) rheum, sleepy dust
    • 1994, Notorious B.I.G., Warning
      Who the fuck is this, pagin' me at 5:46 in the morning? / crack of dawn and now I'm yawnin' / wipe the cold out my eye, see who's this pagin' me and why
    • 1996, Ghostface Killah, All That I Got Is You
      But I remember this, moms would lick her finger tips / to wipe the cold out my eye before school with her spit
  • (low temperature): coldness
  • (illness): common cold, coryza, head cold, pose
Derived terms
Coordinate terms
  • freeze, frost

Etymology 3

From Middle English colde, from Old English calde, ċealde (coldly), from the adjective (see above).


cold (comparative more cold, superlative most cold)

  1. While at low temperature.
    The steel was processed cold.
  2. Without preparation.
    The speaker went in cold and floundered for a topic.
  3. With finality.
    I knocked him out cold.
  4. (slang, informal, dated) In a cold, frank, or realistically honest manner.
    • 1986, Run-DMC, Peter Piper.
      Now Little Bo Peep cold lost her sheep / And Rip van Winkle fell the hell asleep


See also

  • cool
  • fresh
  • lukewarm
  • tepid


  • clod

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • cald, cheld, cheald, chald


From Old English cald, an Anglian form of ċeald; from Proto-Germanic *kaldaz.


  • IPA(key): /kɔːld/
  • (from the form ċeald) IPA(key): /tʃɛːld/


cold (plural and weak singular colde, comparative colder, superlative *coldest)

  1. (temperature) cold, cool
  2. (weather) cold, cool
  3. (locations) having a tendency to be cold
  4. cold-feeling, cold when touched, cooled, chilly
  5. lifeless, having the pallor of death
  6. cold-hearted, indifferent, insensitive
  7. distressed, sorrowful, worried
  8. (alchemy, medicine) Considered to be alchemically cold


  • English: cold
  • Scots: cald, cauld


  • “cōld (adj.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-03-26.



  1. cold, coldness
  2. The feeling of coldness or chill
  3. Lack of feelings or emotion
  4. (alchemy, medicine) Alchemical coldness


  • English: cold
  • Scots: cald, cauld


  • “cōld (n.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-03-26.

  • a respiratory infection.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)