AskDefine | Define cool

Dictionary Definition

cool adj
1 neither warm or very cold; giving relief from heat; "a cool autumn day"; "a cool room"; "cool summer dresses"; "cool drinks"; "a cool breeze" [ant: warm]
2 marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional; "play it cool"; "keep cool"; "stayed coolheaded in the crisis"; "the most nerveless winner in the history of the tournament" [syn: coolheaded, nerveless]
3 (color) inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets; "cool greens and blues and violets" [ant: warm]
4 psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike; "relations were cool and polite"; "a cool reception"; "cool to the idea of higher taxes" [ant: warm]
5 used of a number or sum and meaning without exaggeration or qualification; "a cool million bucks"
6 fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept; "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"

Noun

1 the quality of being cool; "the cool of early morning"
2 great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool" [syn: aplomb, assuredness, poise, sang-froid]

Verb

1 make cool or cooler; "Chill the food" [syn: chill, cool down] [ant: heat]
2 loose heat; "The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm" [syn: chill, cool down] [ant: heat]
3 lose intensity; "His enthusiasm cooled considerably" [syn: cool off, cool down]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Alternative spellings

Etymology

cōl, cōlian

Pronunciation

Adjective

en-adj er
  1. Having a slightly low temperature; mildly or pleasantly cold.
  2. Of a person, not showing emotion.
  3. Unenthusiastic, lukewarm, skeptical.
    His proposals had a cool reception.
  4. Of a person, knowing what to do and how to behave in any situation.
  5. In fashion.
  6. Of an action, all right, acceptable, that does not present a problem.
  7. Of a person, not upset by circumstances that might ordinarily be upsetting.
    I'm completely cool about my girlfriend leaving me.
  8. Being considered as "popular" by others.

Extensive Definition

Cool may refer to:

Entertainment

People

  • An alternative name for Cumhall, a figure in Irish mythology
  • Fabien Cool, a French football (soccer) goalkeeper
  • Tré Cool, drummer of the American band Green Day
  • Cool (producer), born Marcello Valenzano, a producer from Miami, Florida and part of producing duo Cool & Dre

Acronyms

Other

cool in French: Cool
cool in Korean: 쿨
cool in Dutch: Cool
cool in Japanese: クール

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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lessen, level-headed, levelheaded, liquidate, logical, low temperature, lukewarm, lull, many-colored, marvy, matching, mean, meden agan, medley, mental composure, middle way, mildness, moderate, moderateness, moderation, moderationism, modest, moldering, mollify, monochromatic, monochrome, monochromic, motley, neat, nerve, neuter, neutral, neutrality, nifty, nip, nippiness, nippy, nobby, nodding acceptance, nonamazedness, nonamazement, nonastonishment, nonchalant, nonemotional, nonmarveling, nonviolence, nonwonder, nonwondering, nothing in excess, objective, obtrusive, obtuse, offish, okay, out of sight, out of touch, overconfident, overpresumptuous, overweening, pacific, pacifism, pacify, passionless, peace of mind, peaceable, peaceful, peacefulness, peachy, peachy-keen, perfunctory, philosophic composure, philosophical, philosophicalness, philosophy, phlegmatic, pigmentary, placate, placid, placidity, poise, polychromatic, pour balm into, pour balm on, practical, pragmatic, predictable, premeditated, presuming, presumptuous, prismatic, procacious, prohibit, propitiate, prudence, pull, pull in, purposeful, purposive, pushy, put away, put off, quell, quench, quiescent, quiet, quiet mind, quietude, rainbow, rational, rawness, reasonable, reduce, refresh, refreshing, refrigerate, rein, rein in, relaxed, reliability, reliable, remote, removed, repel, repose, reposeful, reposing, repress, repressed, reserved, rest, restful, resting, restrain, restrained, restraint, retard, reticent, retiring, retrench, rigor, ripping, rock, rock to sleep, rootedness, rum, sane, sang-froid, sangfroid, scrumptious, secluded, seclusive, secure, secureness, security, sedateness, self-abnegation, self-absorbed, self-control, self-controlled, self-denial, self-possessed, self-restraint, sensational, sensible, sequestered, sequestrated, serene, serenity, set back, severity, shaky, shameless, sharp air, sharpness, sheltered, shivering, shivery, shrinking, simmer down, slap-up, slow down, smashing, smooth, smooth down, smooth over, smoothen, smother, snub, sober, sober-minded, sobriety, solid, solidity, solitary, something else, soothe, soothingness, soulless, sound, soundness, spectral, spiffing, spiffy, spiritless, stability, stabilize, stable, stable equilibrium, stable state, standoff, standoffish, steadfast, steadfastness, steadiness, steady, steady nerves, steady state, still, still as death, stillish, stilly, stimulating, stoic, stolid, strained, straiten, stunning, subdue, subdued, subsiding, substantial, substantiality, suppress, suppressed, swell, temperance, temperate, temperateness, tense, tepid, tinctorial, tingent, toning, tough, tranquil, tranquilize, tranquillity, turn aside, turn away, turn from, turn off, unabashed, unaffable, unaffectionate, unagitated, unamazed, unamazedness, unamazement, unamiable, unamicable, unapproachable, unastonished, unastonishment, unastounded, unawed, unbewildered, uncompanionable, unconcerned, uncongenial, uncordial, undazed, undazzled, undeflectability, undemonstrative, under control, undisturbed, undumbfounded, unemotional, unexcessiveness, unexcitable, unexcited, unexpansive, unextravagance, unextremeness, unfeeling, unflappable, unflinching, unfriendly, ungenial, unharmonious, unheated, uniformity, unimpassioned, unimpressed, unimpressibleness, unimpressionable, uninterested, uninvolved, unloving, unmarveling, unmoved, unpassionate, unperturbed, unresponding, unresponsive, unruffled, unruffledness, unshakable, unshakable nerves, unshakableness, unsociable, unstirring, unsurprise, unsurprised, unsurprisedness, unsusceptible, unsympathetic, untouchable, untroubled, unwavering, unwondering, uppish, uppity, variegated, ventilate, via media, waning, warm, wean from, well-balanced, with chattering teeth, withdrawn, withhold, without nerves, wizard, wonderless, wonderlessness, zealless
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