Cool

Definition of Cool

a.1.Moderately cold; between warm and cold; lacking in warmth; producing or promoting coolness.
Fanned with cool winds.
- Milton.
2.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.
3.Not retaining heat; light; as, a cool dress.
4.Manifesting coldness or dislike; chilling; apathetic; as, a cool manner.
5.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.
6.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.
n.1.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.
v. t.1.To make cool or cold; to reduce the temperature of; as, ice cools water.
[imp. & p. p. Cooled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Cooling.]
Send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue.
- Luke xvi. 24.
2.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.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.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.
2.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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