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Etymology

Old English cald

Adjective

cold (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
cold

Comparative
er

Superlative
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Having a low temperature.
    A cold wind whistled through the trees.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Causing the air to be cold.
    The forecast is that it will be very cold today.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Feeling the sensation of coldness, especially to the point of discomfort.
    She was so cold she was shivering.
  4. Unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling.
    She shot me a cold glance before turning her back.
  5. Completely unprepared; without introduction.
    He was assigned cold calls for the first three months.
  6. Deprived of the metaphorical heat associated with life or consciousness
    I knocked him out cold.

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Noun

Singular
cold

Plural
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cold ({{{1}}})
  1. A condition of low temperature.
    Come in, out of the cold.
  2. (medicine) A common, usually harmless, viral illness, usually with congestion of the nasal passages and sometimes fever.
    I caught a miserable cold and had to stay home for a week.

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Adverb

cold (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
cold

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. While at low temperature.
    The steel was processed cold.
  2. Without preparation.
    The speaker went in cold and floundered for a topic.
  3. With finality.
    I knocked him out cold.

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