Cool (?), a. [Compar. Cooler (?); superl. Coolest.] [AS. col; akin to D. koel, G. kuhl, OHG. chouli, Dan. kolig, Sw. kylig, also to AS. calan to be cold, Icel. kala. See Cold, and cf. Chill.]


Moderately cold; between warm and cold; lacking in warmth; producing or promoting coolness.

Fanned with cool winds. Milton.


Not ardent, warm, fond, or passionate; not hasty; deliberate; exercising self-control; self-possessed; dispassionate; indifferent; as, a cool lover; a cool debater.

For a patriot, too cool. Goldsmith.


Not retaining heat; light; as, a cool dress.


Manifesting coldness or dislike; chilling; apathetic; as, a cool manner.


Quietly impudent; negligent of propriety in matters of minor importance, either ignorantly or willfully; presuming and selfish; audacious; as, cool behavior.

Its cool stare of familiarity was intolerable. Hawthorne.


Applied facetiously, in a vague sense, to a sum of money, commonly as if to give emphasis to the largeness of the amount.

He had lost a cool hundred. Fielding.

Leaving a cool thousand to Mr.Matthew Pocket. Dickens.

Syn. -- Calm; dispassionate; self-possessed; composed; repulsive; frigid; alienated; impudent.


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Cool, n.

A moderate state of cold; coolness; -- said of the temperature of the air between hot and cold; as, the cool of the day; the cool of the morning or evening.


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Cool, v. t. [imp. & p.p. Cooled (?); & vb.n. Cooling.]


To make cool or cold; to reduce the temperature of; as, ice cools water.

Send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue. Luke xvi. 24.


To moderate the heat or excitement of; to allay, as passion of any kind; to calm; to moderate.

We have reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts. Shak.

To cool the heels, to dance attendance; to wait, as for admission to a patron's house. [Colloq.]



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Cool, v. i.


To become less hot; to lose heat.

I saw a smith stand with his hammer, thus, the whilst his iron did on the anvil cool. Shak.


To lose the heat of excitement or passion; to become more moderate.

I will not give myself liberty to think, lest I should cool. Congreve.


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