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cool

  

      adj  
1    chilled, chilling, chilly, coldish, nippy, refreshing  
2    calm, collected, composed, deliberate, dispassionate, imperturbable, laid-back     (informal)   level-headed, placid, quiet, relaxed, sedate, self-controlled, self-possessed, serene, together     (slang)   unemotional, unexcited, unfazed     (informal)   unruffled  
3    aloof, apathetic, distant, frigid, incurious, indifferent, lukewarm, offhand, reserved, standoffish, uncommunicative, unconcerned, unenthusiastic, unfriendly, uninterested, unresponsive, unwelcoming  
4    audacious, bold, brazen, cheeky, impertinent, impudent, presumptuous, shameless  
5      (informal)   cosmopolitan, elegant, sophisticated, urbane  
      vb  
6    chill, cool off, freeze, lose heat, refrigerate  
7    abate, allay, assuage, calm (down), dampen, lessen, moderate, quiet, temper  
      n  
8      (slang)   calmness, composure, control, poise, self-control, self-discipline, self-possession, temper  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj  
1    lukewarm, moderately hot, sunny, tepid, warm  
2    agitated, delirious, excited, impassioned, nervous, overwrought, perturbed, tense, troubled, twitchy     (informal)  
3    amiable, chummy     (informal)   cordial, friendly, outgoing, receptive, responsive, sociable, warm  
      vb  
6    heat, reheat, take the chill off, thaw, warm, warm up  
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cool

  
  ( cooler    comparative)   ( coolest    superlative)   ( cools    3rd person present)   ( cooling    present participle)   ( cooled    past tense & past participle  )
1       adj   Something that is cool has a temperature which is low but not very low.,   (Antonym: warm)    I felt a current of cool air..., The vaccines were kept cool in refrigerators.     
2       adj   If it is cool, or if a place is cool, the temperature of the air is low but not very low.  
oft it v-link ADJ     (Antonym: warm)    Thank goodness it's cool in here..., Store grains and cereals in a cool, dry place., ...a cool November evening.     
      Cool is also a noun., n-sing   the N, oft N of n  
She walked into the cool of the hallway.     
3       adj   Clothing that is cool is made of thin material so that you do not become too hot in hot weather.,   (Antonym: warm)    In warm weather, you should wear clothing that is cool and comfortable.     
4       adj   Cool colours are light colours which give an impression of coolness.  
ADJ n     (Antonym: warm)    Choose a cool colour such as cream...     
5       verb   When something cools or when you cool it, it becomes lower in temperature.  
Drain the meat and allow it to cool...      V  
Huge fans will have to cool the concrete floor to keep it below 150 degrees.      V n  
...a cooling breeze.      V-ing  
      To cool down means the same as to cool., phrasal verb  
Avoid putting your car away until the engine has cooled down...      V P  
The other main way the body cools itself down is by panting.      V n P  
6       verb   When a feeling or emotion cools, or when you cool it, it becomes less powerful.  
Within a few minutes tempers had cooled...      V  
His weird behaviour had cooled her passion.      V n  
7       adj   If you say that a person or their behaviour is cool, you mean that they are calm and unemotional, especially in a difficult situation.,   (approval)    (=calm)  
He was marvelously cool again, smiling as if nothing had happened...     
  coolly      adv  
Everyone must think this situation through calmly and coolly., ...coolly `objective' professionals.     
8       adj   If you say that a person or their behaviour is cool, you mean that they are unfriendly or not enthusiastic.  
I didn't like him at all. I thought he was cool, aloof, and arrogant..., The idea met with a cool response...     
  coolly      adv   usu ADV with v, also ADV adj  
`It's your choice, Nina,' David said coolly.     
9       adj   If you say that a person or their behaviour is cool, you mean that they are fashionable and attractive.  
INFORMAL, approval   He was trying to be really cool and trendy.     
10       adj   If you say that someone is coolabout something, you mean that they accept it and are not angry or upset about it.  
  (mainly AM)  
INFORMAL   v-link ADJ, oft ADJ about n     (approval)    Bev was really cool about it all.     
11       adj   If you say that something is cool, you think it is very good.  
INFORMAL  
(=neat)  

Kathleen gave me a really cool dress.     
12       adj   You can use cool to emphasize that an amount or figure is very large, especially when it has been obtained easily.  
INFORMAL   ADJ n     (emphasis)    Columbia recently re-signed the band for a cool $30 million.     
13    If you keep your cool in a difficult situation, you manage to remain calm. If you lose your cool, you get angry or upset.  
INFORMAL  
keep your cool/lose your cool      phrase   V inflects  
She kept her cool and managed to get herself out of the ordeal...     
14    If you play it cool, you deliberately behave in a calm, unemotional way because you do not want people to know you are enthusiastic or angry about something.  
INFORMAL  
play it cool      phrase   V inflects  
It's ridiculous to play it cool if someone you're mad about is mad about you too.     
15   
    as cool as a cucumber  
    cucumber   cool down  
1   
    cool 5  
2       phrasal verb   If someone cools down or if you cool them down, they become less angry than they were.   (=calm down)  
He has had time to cool down and look at what happened more objectively...      V P  
First McNeil had to cool down the volatile Australian 20-year old.      V P n (not pron)   cool off      phrasal verb   If someone or something cools off, or if you cool them off, they become cooler after having been hot.  
Maybe he's trying to cool off out there in the rain...      V P  
She made a fanning motion, pretending to cool herself off...      V n P  
Cool off the carrots quickly.      V P n (not pron)  


cool-headed     
If you describe someone as cool-headed, you mean that they stay calm in difficult situations.      adj  
  (approval)   
(=calm)  
She has a reputation for being calm and cool-headed., ...a cool-headed, responsible statesman.     
ice-cool     
If you describe someone as ice-cool, you admire them because they are calm and do not show emotion in difficult situations.     (JOURNALISM)      adj   usu ADJ n     (approval)    The ice-cool driver has built a reputation for pulling out his best performances under pressure.     

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See also:

coolness, condole, console, cook

coolio adj.
cool
Slang for "excellent" "That is so coolio!" with the meaning "That is so excellent!"

Additional comments:

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exp.
be kept waiting
adj.
cool, balanced, self-confident
e.g. a very together woman

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