Definitions for COOLkul

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. moderately cold; neither warm nor cold.

  2. imparting a sensation of coolness:

    a cool breeze.

  3. permitting relief from heat:

    a cool dress.

  4. not excited; calm:

    remained cool in the face of disaster.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. not hasty; deliberate:

    a cool and calculated action.

  6. lacking in interest or enthusiasm:

    a cool reply to an invitation.

  7. lacking in cordiality:

    a cool reception.

  8. calmly audacious or impudent:

    a cool lie.

  9. unresponsive; indifferent:

    cool to his passionate advances.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  10. Informal. not exaggerated or qualified:

    a cool million dollars.

    Category: Informal

  11. (of colors) having green, blue, or violet predominating.

  12. Slang. great; excellent. highly skilled; adept: socially adept:

    cool maneuvers on the parallel bars.

    It's not cool to arrive at a party too early.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  13. (adv.)Informal. coolly:

    play it cool.

    Category: Informal

  14. (n.)a cool part, place, or time:

    in the cool of the evening.

  15. calmness; composure; poise:

    maintaining her cool under pressure.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  16. (v.i.)to become cool:

    cooled off in the mountain stream.

  17. to become less ardent or cordial.

  18. (v.t.)to make cool; impart a sensation of coolness to.

  19. to lessen the ardor or intensity of:

    Disappointment cooled his enthusiasm.

  20. (interj.)Slang.(used to express approval, admiration, or the like):

    New car? Cool!

    Category: Status (usage)

Idioms for cool:

  1. cool it,Slang. calm down.

    Category: Idiom, Status (usage)

* Syn: See calm.

Origin of cool:

bef. 1000; ME cole, OE cōl, c. MLG kōl, OHG kuoli. See cold , chill


Princeton's WordNet

  1. cool(noun)

    the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature

    "the cool of early morning"

  2. aplomb, assuredness, cool, poise, sang-froid(adj)

    great coolness and composure under strain

    "keep your cool"

  3. cool(adj)

    neither warm nor very cold; giving relief from heat

    "a cool autumn day"; "a cool room"; "cool summer dresses"; "cool drinks"; "a cool breeze"

  4. cool, coolheaded, nerveless(adj)

    marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional

    "play it cool"; "keep cool"; "stayed coolheaded in the crisis"; "the most nerveless winner in the history of the tournament"

  5. cool(adj)

    (color) inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets

    "cool greens and blues and violets"

  6. cool(adj)

    psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike

    "relations were cool and polite"; "a cool reception"; "cool to the idea of higher taxes"

  7. cool(adj)

    (used of a number or sum) without exaggeration or qualification

    "a cool million bucks"

  8. cool(verb)

    fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept

    "he's a cool dude"; "that's cool"; "Mary's dress is really cool"; "it's not cool to arrive at a party too early"

  9. cool, chill, cool down(verb)

    make cool or cooler

    "Chill the food"

  10. cool, chill, cool down(verb)

    loose heat

    "The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm"

  11. cool, cool off, cool down(verb)

    lose intensity

    "His enthusiasm cooled considerably"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cool(adjective)kul

    ≠ warm

    a cool breeze/night

  2. coolkul

    very good or fashionable

    His new phone is so cool.; really cool people

  3. coolkul

    calm and composed

    Everybody stay cool.

  4. coolkul

    not very friendly or encouraging

    a cool reception/greeting

  5. cool(verb)kul

    to become or make colder

    Wait until the mixture cools.; Cool the dough in the refrigerator.

  6. coolkul

    to become less friendly or less intense

    Our friendship has cooled in recent months.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cool

    moderately cold; between warm and cold; lacking in warmth; producing or promoting coolness

  2. Cool

    not ardent, warm, fond, or passionate; not hasty; deliberate; exercising self-control; self-possessed; dispassionate; indifferent; as, a cool lover; a cool debater

  3. Cool

    not retaining heat; light; as, a cool dress

  4. Cool

    manifesting coldness or dislike; chilling; apathetic; as, a cool manner

  5. Cool

    quietly impudent; negligent of propriety in matters of minor importance, either ignorantly or willfully; presuming and selfish; audacious; as, cool behavior

  6. Cool

    applied facetiously, in a vague sense, to a sum of money, commonly as if to give emphasis to the largeness of the amount

  7. Cool(noun)

    a moderate state of cold; coolness; -- said of the temperature of the air between hot and cold; as, the cool of the day; the cool of the morning or evening

  8. Cool(verb)

    to make cool or cold; to reduce the temperature of; as, ice cools water

  9. Cool(verb)

    to moderate the heat or excitement of; to allay, as passion of any kind; to calm; to moderate

  10. Cool(verb)

    to become less hot; to lose heat

  11. Cool(verb)

    to lose the heat of excitement or passion; to become more moderate


  1. Cool

    "Cool" is a song by American recording artist Gwen Stefani, from her debut solo album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby.. Written by Dallas Austin and Stefani, the song was released to mainstream radio in the United States in July 2005 as the album's fourth single. It was written by Austin basing the song on No Doubt's "Simple Kind of Life", but he did not finish it. He then asked for help from Stefani, and they finished the song in fifteen minutes. The single's musical style and production were inspired by pop and New Wave arrangements from the 1980s, and its lyrics chronicle a relationship in which two lovers have separated, but remain "cool" with each other as good friends. The single received generally positive reviews from music critics, being compared to Cyndi Lauper and Madonna from the 1980s. The media have drawn parallels between the song's lyrical content and the romantic relationship that Stefani had with Tony Kanal, a fellow group member of No Doubt. The song was moderately well-received on world charts, reaching the top ten in Australia, the Czech Republic, and New Zealand, as well as the top twenty in Denmark, Ireland, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'COOL' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3217

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'COOL' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3835

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'COOL' in Verbs Frequency: #918

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'COOL' in Adjectives Frequency: #400

Anagrams of COOL

  1. loco

  2. colo, Colo.

Translations for COOL

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


slightly cold

cool weather.

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