What does chill mean?

Definitions for chill
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chill, iciness, geliditynoun

    coldness due to a cold environment

  2. frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tinglenoun

    an almost pleasurable sensation of fright

    "a frisson of surprise shot through him"

  3. chill, shiveringnoun

    a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever

  4. chill, pallverb

    a sudden numbing dread

  5. chillverb

    depress or discourage

    "The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers"

  6. cool, chill, cool downverb

    make cool or cooler

    "Chill the food"

  7. cool, chill, cool downverb

    loose heat

    "The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm"

Wiktionary

  1. chillnoun

    A moderate, but uncomfortable and penetrating coldness.

    There was a chill in the air.

  2. chillnoun

    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. chillnoun

    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.

  4. chillverb

    To lower the temperature of something; to cool.

    Chill before serving.

  5. chillverb

    To harden a metal surface by sudden cooling.

  6. chillverb

    To become cold.

    In the wind he chilled quickly.

  7. chillverb

    To become hard by rapid cooling.

  8. chillverb

    To relax, lie back.

  9. chillverb

    To "hang", hang out; to spend time with another person or group. Also chill out.

    Hey, we should chill this weekend.

  10. chillverb

    To smoke marijuana.

    On Friday night do you wanna chill?

  11. chilladjective

    Moderately cold or chilly.

    A chill wind was blowing down the street.

  12. chilladjective

    Calm, relaxed, easygoing. See also: chill out.

  13. chilladjective

    "Cool"; meeting a certain hip standard or garnering the approval of a certain peer group.

    That new movie was chill, man.

  14. CHILLabbreviation

    an acronym for CCITT High Level Language

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chillnoun

    a moderate but disagreeable degree of cold; a disagreeable sensation of coolness, accompanied with shivering

    Etymology: [AS. cele, cyle, from the same root as celan, calan, to be cold; akin to D. kil cold, coldness, Sw. kyla to chill, and E. cool. See Cold, and cf. Cool.]

  2. Chillnoun

    a sensation of cold with convulsive shaking of the body, pinched face, pale skin, and blue lips, caused by undue cooling of the body or by nervous excitement, or forming the precursor of some constitutional disturbance, as of a fever

    Etymology: [AS. cele, cyle, from the same root as celan, calan, to be cold; akin to D. kil cold, coldness, Sw. kyla to chill, and E. cool. See Cold, and cf. Cool.]

  3. Chillnoun

    a check to enthusiasm or warmth of feeling; discouragement; as, a chill comes over an assembly

    Etymology: [AS. cele, cyle, from the same root as celan, calan, to be cold; akin to D. kil cold, coldness, Sw. kyla to chill, and E. cool. See Cold, and cf. Cool.]

  4. Chillnoun

    an iron mold or portion of a mold, serving to cool rapidly, and so to harden, the surface of molten iron brought in contact with it

    Etymology: [AS. cele, cyle, from the same root as celan, calan, to be cold; akin to D. kil cold, coldness, Sw. kyla to chill, and E. cool. See Cold, and cf. Cool.]

  5. Chillnoun

    the hardened part of a casting, as the tread of a car wheel

    Etymology: [AS. cele, cyle, from the same root as celan, calan, to be cold; akin to D. kil cold, coldness, Sw. kyla to chill, and E. cool. See Cold, and cf. Cool.]

  6. Chilladjective

    moderately cold; tending to cause shivering; chilly; raw

    Etymology: [AS. cele, cyle, from the same root as celan, calan, to be cold; akin to D. kil cold, coldness, Sw. kyla to chill, and E. cool. See Cold, and cf. Cool.]

  7. Chilladjective

    affected by cold

    Etymology: [AS. cele, cyle, from the same root as celan, calan, to be cold; akin to D. kil cold, coldness, Sw. kyla to chill, and E. cool. See Cold, and cf. Cool.]

  8. Chilladjective

    characterized by coolness of manner, feeling, etc.; lacking enthusiasm or warmth; formal; distant; as, a chill reception

    Etymology: [AS. cele, cyle, from the same root as celan, calan, to be cold; akin to D. kil cold, coldness, Sw. kyla to chill, and E. cool. See Cold, and cf. Cool.]

  9. Chilladjective

    discouraging; depressing; dispiriting

    Etymology: [AS. cele, cyle, from the same root as celan, calan, to be cold; akin to D. kil cold, coldness, Sw. kyla to chill, and E. cool. See Cold, and cf. Cool.]

  10. Chillverb

    to strike with a chill; to make chilly; to cause to shiver; to affect with cold

    Etymology: [AS. cele, cyle, from the same root as celan, calan, to be cold; akin to D. kil cold, coldness, Sw. kyla to chill, and E. cool. See Cold, and cf. Cool.]

  11. Chillverb

    to check enthusiasm or warmth of feeling of; to depress; to discourage

    Etymology: [AS. cele, cyle, from the same root as celan, calan, to be cold; akin to D. kil cold, coldness, Sw. kyla to chill, and E. cool. See Cold, and cf. Cool.]

  12. Chillverb

    to produce, by sudden cooling, a change of crystallization at or near the surface of, so as to increase the hardness; said of cast iron

    Etymology: [AS. cele, cyle, from the same root as celan, calan, to be cold; akin to D. kil cold, coldness, Sw. kyla to chill, and E. cool. See Cold, and cf. Cool.]

  13. Chillverb

    to become surface-hardened by sudden cooling while solidifying; as, some kinds of cast iron chill to a greater depth than others

    Etymology: [AS. cele, cyle, from the same root as celan, calan, to be cold; akin to D. kil cold, coldness, Sw. kyla to chill, and E. cool. See Cold, and cf. Cool.]

Freebase

  1. CHILL

    In computing, CHILL is a procedural programming language designed for use in telecommunication switches. The language is still used for legacy systems in some telecommunication companies and for signal box programming. The CHILL language is similar in size and complexity to the Ada language. The first specification of the CHILL language was published in 1980, a few years before Ada. ITU provides a standard CHILL compiler. A free CHILL compiler was bundled with GCC up to version 2.95, however, was removed from later versions. An object-oriented version, called Object CHILL, was developed also. ITU is responsible for the CHILL standard, known as ITU-T Rec. Z.200. The equivalent ISO standard is ISO/IEC 9496:2003.. In late 1999 CCITT stopped maintaining the CHILL standard.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chill

    chil, n. coldness: a cold that causes shivering: anything that damps or disheartens.—adj. shivering with cold: slightly cold: opposite of cordial.—v.i. to grow cold.—v.t. to make chill or cold: to blast with cold: to discourage.—adj. Chilled, made cold: hardened by chilling, as iron.—n. Chill′iness.—adj. Chill′ing, cooling, cold.—n. Chill′ness.—adj. Chilly, that chills: somewhat chill.—Take the chill off, to give a slight heat: to make lukewarm. [A.S. cele, ciele, cold. See Cold, Cool.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. chillnoun

    Relax. "Why don't you just chill" -- L.L. Cool J. (Eat em up L chill).

  2. chillnoun

    Mellow.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chill in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of chill in a Sentence

  1. Tate Reeves:

    If we can all just chill out for the next two to three weeks, consistent with the mask mandate, we are undermining our ability to start school and keep businesses open because we want to have dinner with our friends who come in from out of town.

  2. A Bartlett Giamatti:

    It's designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything is new again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains comes, it stops, and leaves you to face the fall alone.

  3. David Anber:

    It’s certainly uncommon and something we see more commonly in societies that we wouldn’t consider liberal democracies or otherwise free societies, there’s obviously a certain chill that goes down the spine of anybody when this happens, and we’re going to see what the allegations are before I comment any more on that.

  4. Britney Spears, on her web site, October 2004:

    My prerogative right now is to just chill and let all the other overexposed blondes on the cover of Us Weekly (magazine) be your entertainment.

  5. Christopher Pearce Cranch, A Spring Growl:

    If there comes a little thaw, Still the air is chill and raw, Here and there a patch of snow, Dirtier than the ground below, Dribbles down a marshy flood; Ankle-deep you stick in mud In the meadows while you sing, "This is Spring."

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  • قشعريرةArabic
  • хлад, студен, мраз, закалявам, хладен, охладнявам, охлаждам, закалявам сеBulgarian
  • chilleDanish
  • Kühle, kühler, Frost, abschrecken, chillen, kühlen, relaxen, Kälte, abkühlen, Schauer, KälteschauerGerman
  • malvarmumiEsperanto
  • frío, fresco, enfriarSpanish
  • چاییدنPersian
  • viileys, karkaista, puistatus, väristys, kylmät väreet, jäähtyä, viileä, kylmentyä, jäähdyttää, ottaa rennosti, viilentää, karkaistuaFinnish
  • fraicheur, froid, frisson, se relaxerFrench
  • fuaraichScottish Gaelic
  • צינה, קרירה, קרירות, קרירHebrew
  • dinginIndonesian
  • raffreddarsi, calmarsi, fresco, brivido di freddo, frescura, freddezza, raffreddamento, rilassarsi, raffreddare, brivido, gelo, freddoItalian
  • לְצַנֵןHebrew
  • 寒気Japanese
  • 냉기Korean
  • chillenDutch
  • avkjøle, kjølne, chilleNorwegian
  • hakʼazNavajo, Navaho
  • дрожь, озноб, холод, прохлада, морозRussian
  • เย็นThai
  • ציטערYiddish
  • 寒意Chinese

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