1 adjective
1 TEMPERATURE low in temperature, but not cold, often in a way that feels pleasant: There was a cool breeze blowing off the sea. | sipping a cool drink
-see cold 1
2 CALM calm and not nervous, upset, embarrassed etc: Now just stay cool. Everything's OK. | (as) cool as a cucumber (=very calm): Robert walked into the exam looking cool as a cucumber. | cool customer (=someone who behaves calmly in a difficult situation) | cool head (=ability to remain calm in a difficult situation): The job is quite demanding, so we need someone with a cool head. | cool, calm, and collected (=calm): Although she was nervous before the interview she managed to appear cool, calm and collected.
3 NOT FRIENDLY behaving in a way that is not as friendly as you expect: Her gaze was decidedly cool.
(+ towards): The boss didn't actually say anything critical, but he was very cool towards me.
4 FASHIONABLE informal very attractive, fashionable, relaxed etc, in a way that people admire: You look really cool in those sunglasses.
5 it's cool spoken used to say that something is not a problem: Don't worry about the work - it's cool!
6 COLOUR a cool colour is one, such as blue or green, that makes you think of cool things
7 a cool million/hundred thousand etc informal a surprisingly large amount of money that someone seems to earn very easily: He earns a cool half million every year.
- coolness noun (U) - coolly adverb - coolish adjective 2 verb
1 (I, T) also cool down to become cool or cooler, or make something do this: You'll need to let your tea cool before you drink it. | They opened the windows to cool the room down.
2 (I) if a feeling, emotion, or relationship cools, it becomes less strong: Our initial enthusiasm cooled when we saw how much work was involved.
3 cool it spoken
a) used to tell someone to stop being angry, violent etc: That's enough arguing, you two - cool it!
b) to stop putting as much effort into something, or pressure on someone as you have been: The more you chase after him, the less likely he is to go out with you. You'd better cool it a bit.
4 cool your heels to be forced to wait: The receptionist kept me cooling my heels for at least an hour.
cool down phrasal verb
1 (I, T) to become cool or cooler, or make something do this: Let the engine cool down, and then try starting it. | cool sth down: Blow on your cocoa to cool it down.
2 (I) to become calm after being angry: His father took a long time to cool down after their last argument.
cool off phrasal verb (I)
1 to return to a normal temperature after being hot: We'd been in the sun all day, so went for a swim to cool off.
2 to become calm after being angry: Maybe you should go away and cool off before we talk any more.
3 noun
1 the cool a temperature that is pleasantly cold
(+ of): They went for a stroll in the cool of the evening.
2 keep your cool to remain calm in a frightening or difficult situation
3 lose your cool to stop being calm in an annoying or frightening situation: I couldn't help it, I just lost my cool and started shouting at him.
4 adverb play it cool to behave in a calm way because you do not want someone to know that you are really nervous, angry etc: Don't worry, just listen to what they say and play it cool.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • cool — cool …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • cool — [ kul ] adj. inv. • 1952; mot angl. « frais » 1 ♦ Jazz cool, aux sonorités douces (par oppos. à hot) . 2 ♦ (v. 1970) Fam. (Personnes) Calme et détendu. ⇒ relax. Il a des parents cool. Baba (3.) cool. Interj. Cool, Raoul ! du calme, pas d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • cool — [ko͞ol] adj. [ME & OE col < IE base * gel , cold, to freeze > CHILL, COLD, L gelu] 1. moderately cold; neither warm nor very cold 2. tending to reduce discomfort in warm or hot weather [cool clothes] 3. a) …   English World dictionary

  • COOL — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Cool, qui signifie littéralement « frais » en anglais, peut faire référence à : Sommaire 1 Localité 2 Musique et radio …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cool — (auch Coolness; von engl.: cool = kühl, kalt) ist ein ursprünglich jugendsprachlicher Begriff, der in die Umgangssprache eingegangen ist. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Wortbedeutung 2 Siehe auch 3 Literatur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cool — cool; cool·ant; cool·ing·ly; cool·ish; cool·ly; cool·ness; in·ter·cool; in·ter·cool·er; pre·cool; re·cool; sub·cool; un·cool; su·per·cool; …   English syllables

  • Cool — Cool, a. [Compar. {Cooler}; superl. {Coolest}.] [AS. c[=o]l; akin to D. koel, G. k[ u]hl, OHG. chouli, Dan. k[ o]lig, Sw. kylig, also to AS. calan to be cold, Icel. kala. See {Cold}, and cf. {Chill}.] 1. Moderately cold; between warm and cold;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cool — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or at a fairly low temperature. 2) keeping one from becoming too hot. 3) unfriendly or unenthusiastic. 4) free from anxiety or excitement: he kept a cool head . 5) (of jazz) restrained and relaxed. 6) informal fashionably… …   English terms dictionary

  • Cool C — Background information Birth name Christopher Roney Born December 15, 1969 (1969 12 15) (age 41) …   Wikipedia

  • cool — 1 chilly, *cold, frigid, freezing, frosty, gelid, icy, glacial, arctic Antonyms: warm 2 Cool, composed, collected, unruffled, imperturbable, unflappable, nonchalant are comparable when applied to persons, their manners, appearance, temper, or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Cool It — may refer to: Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist s Guide to Global Warming, a 2007 book by the Danish statistician and political scientist Bjørn Lomborg Cool It (film), a 2010 documentary film based on the above book Cool It (TV series), a… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”