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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cold, coldnessnoun

    the sensation produced by low temperatures

    "he shivered from the cold"; "the cold helped clear his head"

  2. coldness, coolness, frigidity, frigidness, iciness, chillinessnoun

    a lack of affection or enthusiasm

    "a distressing coldness of tone and manner"

  3. coldness, cold, low temperature, frigidity, frigidnessnoun

    the absence of heat

    "the coldness made our breath visible"; "come in out of the cold"; "cold is a vasoconstrictor"


  1. coldnessnoun

    The relative lack of heat.

  2. coldnessnoun

    The sensation resulting from exposure to low temperatures.

  3. coldnessnoun

    Limited enthusiasm or affection; coolness.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Coldnessnoun

    Etymology: from cold.

    He relates the excessive coldness of the water they met with in summer in that icy region, where they were forced to winter. Robert Boyle, Experiments.

    Such was the discord, which did first disperse
    Form, order, beauty through the universe;
    While driness moisture, coldness heat resists,
    All that we have, and that we are subsists. John Denham.

    Divisions of religion are not only the farthest spread, because in religion all men presume themselves interested; but they are also, for the most part, hotlier prosecuted: for as much as coldness, which, in other contentions, may be thought to proceed from moderation, is not in these so favourably construed. Richard Hooker, Dedicat.

    If upon reading the admired passages in such authors, he finds a coldness and indifference in his thoughts, he ought to conclude, that he himself wants the faculty of discovering them. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 409.

    It betrayed itself at first in a sort of indifference and carelessness in all her actions, and coldness to her best friends. John Arbuthnot, History of John Bull.

    Unhappy youth! how will thy coldness raise
    Tempests and storms in his afflicted bosom! Joseph Addison, Cato.

    Let ev’ry tongue its various censures chuse,
    Absolve with coldness, or with spite accuse. Matthew Prior.

    The silver stream her virgin coldness keeps,
    For ever murmurs, and for ever weeps. Alexander Pope, Winds. For.


  1. coldness

    In statistical thermodynamics, thermodynamic beta, also known as coldness, is the reciprocal of the thermodynamic temperature of a system: (where T is the temperature and kB is Boltzmann constant).It was originally introduced in 1971 (as Kältefunktion "coldness function") by Ingo Müller, one of the proponents of the rational thermodynamics school of thought, based on earlier proposals for a "reciprocal temperature" function.Thermodynamic beta has units reciprocal to that of energy (in SI units, reciprocal joules, [ β ] = J − 1 {\displaystyle [\beta ]={\textrm {J}}^{-1}} ). In non-thermal units, it can also be measured in byte per joule, or more conveniently, gigabyte per nanojoule; 1 K−1 is equivalent to about 13,062 gigabytes per nanojoule; at room temperature: T = 300K, β ≈ 44 GB/nJ ≈ 39 eV−1 ≈ 2.4×1020 J−1. The conversion factor is 1 GB/nJ = 8 ln ⁡ 2 × 10 18 {\displaystyle 8\ln 2\times 10^{18}} J−1.


  1. coldness

    Coldness is a physical condition of low temperature often characterized by a chilling sensation. It can also refer to a lack of warmth or emotion in interaction or behavior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coldnessnoun

    the state or quality of being cold


  1. Coldness

    Coldness is the second album by power metal band Kotipelto, released in 2004 while Stratovarius was in hiatus.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coldness in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coldness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of coldness in a Sentence

  1. Haruo Ozaki:

    Hokkaido is a place where due to the climate conditions people tend to have the heater on very high and in very closed spaces as well, in places such as Tokyo and Osaka, it will also be getting colder from now. When we add this coldness factor, it shows that we need to express a lot more caution or we could face a further spread of contagion.

  2. Jiang Hui:

    I can feel the coldness they are feeling now.

  3. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu:

    Now that the coldness between Turkey and Iraq is over, we will accelerate our relations in every possible way.

  4. R. Buckminster Fuller:

    Children are born true scientists. They spontaneously experiment and experience and reexperience again. They select, combine, and test, seeking to find order in their experiences - "which is the mostest? which is the leastest?" They smell, taste, bite, and touch-test for hardness, softness, springiness, roughness, smoothness, coldness, warmness: the heft, shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub, and try to pull things apart.

  5. Deshawn Yeldell:

    The thing about human beings they’re not emotional enough, but they are sure enough with a heart of coldness. -MillYentei

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