What does chill mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chill, iciness, gelidity(noun)

    coldness due to a cold environment

  2. frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle(noun)

    an almost pleasurable sensation of fright

    "a frisson of surprise shot through him"

  3. chill, shivering(noun)

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

  4. chill, pall(verb)

    a sudden numbing dread

  5. chill(verb)

    depress or discourage

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

  6. cool, chill, cool down(verb)

    make cool or cooler

    "Chill the food"

  7. cool, chill, cool down(verb)

    loose heat

    "The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm"


  1. chill(Noun)

    A moderate, but uncomfortable and penetrating coldness.

    There was a chill in the air.

  2. chill(Noun)

    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. chill(Noun)

    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. chill(Verb)

    To lower the temperature of something; to cool.

    Chill before serving.

  5. chill(Verb)

    To harden a metal surface by sudden cooling.

  6. chill(Verb)

    To become cold.

    In the wind he chilled quickly.

  7. chill(Verb)

    To become hard by rapid cooling.

  8. chill(Verb)

    To relax, lie back.

  9. chill(Verb)

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

    Hey, we should chill this weekend.

  10. chill(Verb)

    To smoke marijuana.

    On Friday night do you wanna chill?

  11. chill(Adjective)

    Moderately cold or chilly.

    A chill wind was blowing down the street.

  12. chill(Adjective)

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

  13. chill(Adjective)

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

    That new movie was chill, man.

  14. CHILL(Abbreviation)

    an acronym for CCITT High Level Language

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chill(noun)

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

  2. Chill(noun)

    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

  3. Chill(noun)

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

  4. Chill(noun)

    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

  5. Chill(noun)

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

  6. Chill(adj)

    moderately cold; tending to cause shivering; chilly; raw

  7. Chill(adj)

    affected by cold

  8. Chill(adj)

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

  9. Chill(adj)

    discouraging; depressing; dispiriting

  10. Chill(verb)

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

  11. Chill(verb)

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

  12. Chill(verb)

    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

  13. Chill(verb)

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

  14. Origin: [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.]


  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.]

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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. Mark Consuelos:

    She goes' You guys have no chill.

  2. Erik Elder:

    It's pretty chill, it's all lit. It's all just good vibes.

  3. Robert Burns:

    When chill November's surly blast make fields and forest bare.

  4. Toby Harnden:

    It sends a chill down my spine just sort of thinking about it now.

  5. Stan Barnes:

    If Lesko wins by less than 10 percent, you're going to feel a chill in the air wherever Republicans gather.

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Translations for chill

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  • قشعريرةArabic
  • хлад, охлаждам, хладен, закалявам, студен, мраз, охладнявам, закалявам сеBulgarian
  • chilleDanish
  • Kälte, Schauer, Kälteschauer, abkühlen, chillen, Frost, kühler, Kühle, abschrecken, kühlen, relaxenGerman
  • fresco, enfriar, fríoSpanish
  • چاییدنPersian
  • puistatus, kylmät väreet, karkaista, karkaistua, ottaa rennosti, viileä, väristys, viileys, jäähtyä, kylmentyä, viilentää, jäähdyttääFinnish
  • froid, fraicheur, frisson, se relaxerFrench
  • fuaraichScottish Gaelic
  • קרירות, קריר, קרירה, צינהHebrew
  • freddezza, raffreddamento, raffreddare, freddo, brivido, rilassarsi, frescura, fresco, brivido di freddo, gelo, raffreddarsi, calmarsiItalian
  • 寒気Japanese
  • chille, avkjøle, kjølneNorwegian
  • hakʼazNavajo, Navaho
  • холод, прохлада, мороз, озноб, дрожьRussian
  • เย็นThai

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