Producing the peculiar kind of sensation which results when the temperature of certain points on the skin is lowered; especially, producing this sensation with considerable or great intensity, an inferior degree of intensity being denoted by the word cool; gelid; frigid; chilling: as, cold air; a cold stone; cold water.Physically, having a low temperature, or a lower temperature than another body with which it is compared: without direct reference to any sensation produced: as, the sun grows colder constantly through radiation of its heat.Having the sensation induced by contact with a substance of which the temperature is sensibly lower, especially much lower, than that of the part of the body touching it, inferior degrees of the sensation being denoted by cool, chill, chilly.Dead.Figuratively Affecting the senses only slightly; not strongly perceptible to the smell or taste.Not fresh or vivid; faint; old: applied in hunting to scent, and in woodcraft to trails or signs not of recent origin.In the game of hunt-the-thimble and similar games, distant from the object of search: opposed to warm, that is, near, and hot, very near.Affecting or arousing the feelings or passions only slightly.Not heated by sensual desire; chaste.Not moving or exciting feeling or emotion; unaffecting; not animated or animating; not able to excite feeling or interest; spiritless: as, a cold discourse; cold comfort.Unmoved by interest or strong feeling; imperturbable; deliberate; cool.Having lost the first warmth, as of feeling or interest.In art, blue in effect, or inclined toward blue in tone; noting a tone, or hue, as of a pigment, or an effect of light, into the composition of which blue enters, though the blue may not be apparent to the eye: as, a picture cold in tone.Discouraging; worrying; inspiring anxiety.n. The sensation produced by sensible loss of heat from some part of the body, particularly its surface; especially, the sensation produced by contact with a substance having a sensibly lower temperature than the body.n. The relative absence or want of heat in one body as compared with another; especially, the physical cause of the sensation of cold.n. In physical, a temperature below the freezing-point of water: thus, 10° of cold, C., means 10° below zero. C.; 10° of cold, F., means 22° F.n. An indisposition commonly ascribed to exposure to cold; especially, a catarrhal inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, or bronchial tubes.To grow cold.Epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis in horses.The testing of the ductility of iron and steel bars and plates by bending, while cold, to a certain angle, 90°, both with and across the grain, to determine whether this can be done without fracture.