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English

Etymology

Old English ċele.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
chill

Plural
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  1. A moderate, but uncomfortable and penetrating coldness.
    There was a chill in the air.
  2. A sudden penetrating sense of cold, especially one that causes a brief trembling nerve response through the body; the trembling response itself; often associated with illness: fevers and chills, or susceptibility to illness: close the window or you'll catch a chill.
    I felt a chill when the wind picked up.
  3. An uncomfortable and numbing sense of fear, dread, anxiety, or alarm, often one that is sudden and usually accompanied by a trembling nerve response resembling the body's response to biting cold.
    Despite the heat, he felt a chill as he entered the crimescene.
    The actor's eerie portrayal sent chills through the audience.
    His menacing presence cast a chill over everyone.

Translations

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Adjective

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Positive
chill

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Moderately cold or chilly.
    A chill wind was blowing down the street.
  2. (slang) Calm, relaxed, easygoing. See also: chill out.
    I'm pretty chill most of the time.
    Paint-your-own ceramics studios are a chill way to express yourself while learning more about your date's right brain.
  3. (slang) "Cool"; meeting a certain hip standard or garnering the approval of a certain peer group.
    That new movie was chill, man.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to chill

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
-

Present participle
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to chill (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To lower the temperature of something; to cool.
    Chill before serving.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To harden a metal surface by sudden cooling.
  3. (intransitive) To become cold.
    In the wind he chilled quickly.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To become hard by rapid cooling.
  5. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To relax, lay back. Also chill out.
    Chill, man, we've got a whole week to do it; no sense in getting worked up.
    The new gym teacher really has to chill or he's gonna blow a gasket.
  6. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To "hang", hang out; to spend time with another person or group. Also chill out.
    Hey, we should chill this weekend.
  7. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To smoke marijuana.
    On Friday night do you wanna chill?

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References

  • "chill" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

chill” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


Middle English

Etymology

See ch-.

Verb

chill

  1. I will.

Norwegian

Etymology

From English chill

Adjective

chill

  1. (slang) cool
Det er chill.
  • That's cool.

Verb

chill

  1. Imperative of chille

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