cool

When the weather is cool, it's not quite cold but not warm either. When people are cool, they're mellow and in control.

Cool has many meanings. When the weather goes from 70 degrees to 50, it cooled off. A winning pool player who starts losing also cools off. Drinking lemonade on a hot day is yet another way to cool off. When you lose your temper, you lose your cool. Hot cookies should cool before you eat them. Something fashionable is cool, but if you're cool to an idea, you're not so sure about it. Any situation that becomes less intense has cooled.

Primary Meanings of cool

1.
adjnv
neither warm nor very cold; giving relief from heat
the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature
make cool or cooler
2.
adjn
marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional
great coolness and composure under strain
3.
adj
psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike
4.
adj
(used of a number or sum) without exaggeration or qualification
Full Definitions of cool
1

adj neither warm nor very cold; giving relief from heat

“a cool autumn day”
“a cool room”
cool summer dresses”
cool drinks”
“a cool breeze”
Synonyms:
cold
having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration
air-conditioned
cooled by air conditioning
air-cooled
cooled by a flow of air
caller
providing coolness
precooled
cooled in advance
water-cooled
kept cool or designed to be kept cool by means of water especially circulating water
Antonyms:
warm
having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat or imparting or maintaining heat
hot
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
lukewarm, tepid
moderately warm
warmed
having been warmed up
warming
imparting heat
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adj (color) inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets

cool greens and blues and violets”
Synonyms:
cold
(color) giving no sensation of warmth
Antonyms:
warm
(color) inducing the impression of warmth; used especially of reds and oranges and yellows
hot
(color) bold and intense
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n the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature

“the cool of early morning”
Type of:
cold, coldness, frigidity, frigidness, low temperature
the absence of heat

v make cool or cooler

Synonyms:
chill, cool down
Antonyms:
heat, heat up
make hot or hotter
Types:
quench
cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid
ice
put ice on or put on ice
refrigerate
cool or chill in or as if in a refrigerator
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v loose heat

“The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm”
Synonyms:
chill, cool down
Antonyms:
heat, heat up, hot up
gain heat or get hot
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

v lose intensity

“His enthusiasm cooled considerably”
Synonyms:
cool down, cool off
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
2

adj marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional

“play it cool
“keep cool
Synonyms:
coolheaded, nerveless
composed
serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress

adj 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”
Synonyms:
fashionable, stylish
being or in accordance with current social fashions

n great coolness and composure under strain

“keep your cool
Synonyms:
aplomb, assuredness, poise, sang-froid
Type of:
calm, calmness, composure, equanimity
steadiness of mind under stress
3

adj 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”
Synonyms:
unagitated
not agitated or disturbed emotionally
unemotional
unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion
unfriendly
not disposed to friendship or friendliness
cold
extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion
unresponsive
aloof or indifferent
Antonyms:
warm
psychologically warm; friendly and responsive
emotional
of more than usual emotion
friendly
characteristic of or befitting a friend
cordial
politely warm and friendly
hearty
showing warm and heartfelt friendliness
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4

adj (used of a number or sum) without exaggeration or qualification

“a cool million bucks”
Synonyms:
unqualified
not limited or restricted

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