a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
- "will they never find a cure for the common cold?"
- förkylning [ medicin ]
the sensation produced by low temperatures
- "the cold helped clear his head"
- "he shivered from the colda"
- "come in out of the cold"
- "the coldness made our breath visible"
used of physical coldness; having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration
- "a cold beer"
- "if you are cold, turn up the heat"
- "cold fingers"
- "dinner has gotten cold"
- "a cold room"
- "a cold climate"
extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion without compunction or human feeling
- "was cold to his advances"
- "a cold and unaffectionate person"
- "a cold impersonal manner"
- "cold logic"
- "the concert left me cold"
- "in cold blood"
- "cold-blooded killing"
- "a cold audience"
- "a cold response to the new play"
- "a cold unfriendly nod"
having lost freshness through passage of time no longer new; uninteresting
- "cold (or stale) news"
- "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent"
- "a cold trail"
(color) giving no sensation of warmth
- "a cold bluish gray"
unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication
- "pass out cold"
- "the boxer was out cold"