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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
cool
I.adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a cool breeze
▪ It was getting late and a cool breeze was blowing.
a cool stare (=calm)
▪ When I expressed surprise, he responded with a cool stare.
a cool/chilly/frosty reception (=not friendly or approving)
▪ His idea got a cool reception from his colleagues.
a cool/cold drink
▪ They were all out in the garden, sipping cool drinks.
a fine/warm/cool etc evening
▪ It was a fine evening, so we decide to eat outside.
a hot/warm/cool bath
▪ Why don't you have a nice warm bath?
cold/cool
▪ Scotland's climate is too cold for these plants to survive.
cool, calm, and collected
▪ She wanted to arrive feeling cool, calm, and collected.
cool/cold
▪ The air had turned a little cooler.
cooling system
▪ a fault in the power station’s cooling system
cooling tower
play it carefully/cool etc
▪ If you like him, play it cool, or you might scare him off.
water cooler
wine cooler
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
as
▪ But Paula, dressed in light grey leggings, sweatshirt and a blue denim jacket, looks as cool as a cucumber.
▪ Not as cool but not as far as Flagstaff, the mile-high city boasts temperatures that hover in the low 90s.
▪ The sheets in Karen's bed were as cool as a field of long grass.
▪ After a while, everybody will have the technology to make a movie look as cool as the next person.
▪ The head, you could say, remains as cool as the heart.
▪ Everybody tries to be as cool as possible but actually what you're feeling is something pretty bad.
▪ You have to be as cool as he is.
▪ Clark, a former political scientist widely regarded as cool and aloof, seemed transformed by power.
pretty
▪ I imagine its value is probably pretty cool too.
▪ They are with me all the way, and that is pretty cool.
▪ It was pretty cool, certainly better than working.
▪ I have to admit I thought it was pretty cool.
▪ I must say, she's pretty cool.
▪ The lighting and the whole feel of the funhouse up there was pretty cool.
really
▪ Farrar was short with livery lips and thick black eyebrows, and Something was prematurely bald and thought he was really cool.
▪ By then we were out of food, but everybody was just really cool.
▪ Even the mornings were never really cool, but still and misty with the promise of heat.
▪ It was really cool to see them live.
so
▪ But also fear: For in that sleep of death what dreams may come. ` Anne, it is so cool!
▪ Mom, it was so cool.
▪ She is so cool and indifferent, so enclosed and private - when she's not openly defiant, that is.
▪ It's so dark, yet it's so full of colours, and it's so cool.
▪ But so cool is the blue minimalist card that one style magazine editor aspired to name his baby son Sony.
▪ She was normally so cool and in command in the presence of men, but he made her feel gauche.
▪ Or, if there were, they were playing it so cool as to be almost unnoticeable.
▪ They don't pop, they don't break they're so cool they swim up the streets of Pontefract!
very
▪ She gave him a very cool kiss on parting.
▪ The main benefits of the whole enterprise seem to have been Teflon, Tang, and a stack of very cool photographs.
▪ Place it in a very cool oven, gas no.
▪ It requires very cool water and soon dies in aquariums.
▪ It was very cool and quiet in the woods after the bland sunshine of the meadows.
▪ In nature it often grows in very cool water.
▪ The weather in general was very cool at night but warm in the daytime, hence the necessity of dressing in layers.
▪ Jean-Michel was very cool, but he could be very mean.
■ NOUN
air
▪ He wants to sit with Enid in the cool air.
▪ As I step out the door, inhaling the cool air, I smell lightness and relief.
▪ His head ached, the cool air no panacea, and his thoughts, too, were disturbed.
▪ With my hands I could still feel cool air coming in along almost all the cracks.
▪ It dries flaky in the cool air of the cab.
▪ The coffee and the cool air cleared my mind.
▪ The cool air on her face was calming her temper.
▪ A draft of cool air seeping in around my feet and calves.
breeze
▪ A cool breeze off the creek rattles the leaves of the locust tree and flutters through the room.
▪ I feel the cool breeze coming down the mountain.
▪ She went back into the house and I waited outside for a while enjoying the cool breeze.
▪ It could happen right now, sitting on a white kitchen chair in a cool breeze and drinking iced tea.
▪ Reading my dreams felt like a cool breeze blowing through my brain.
▪ It was winter at last and a cool breeze blew at night.
▪ As a cool breeze swathed his sweat-drenched body he realized they had taken his clothes.
▪ Just warm sunshine and cool breezes.
customer
▪ I was glad to meet Alan Savory, the opposition spokesman - a young, cool customer, dark and striking.
▪ The yearling was a cool customer.
▪ A cooler customer, it is suggested, would somehow have sought and found a diplomatic solution.
drink
▪ You can also relax on the terrace of the lovely fresh water pool sipping a cool drink form the bar.
▪ In the evening, the Lanes offer warm conversation along with cool drinks, coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
▪ Her tongue felt parched for a cool drink.
▪ Nico, our host, serves cool drinks and limited snacks in the bar downstairs till supper time.
▪ You have probably been perspiring quite impressively too, and you are beginning to have fantasies of pints of a cool drink.
▪ In this oasis, you will disperse funds on food and snacks and cool drinks.
▪ She was standing with a tray of cool drinks.
▪ She was grateful for the cool drink, however, and for the really tasty snack.
evening
▪ Do the planting on a cool evening, then finally water well.
▪ Central Park, a cool evening in July.
▪ They changed in the changing rooms so thoughtfully provided and came out shivering in the cool evening.
head
▪ About the Holocaust, Ludens had prided himself on keeping, as a historian, a cool head.
▪ With only nine more needed after the interval it had come down to the batsmen keeping cool heads.
▪ It was therefore essential to have a co-organizer, some one who would keep a cool head.
▪ Mr Spinetta has, however, shown a cool head in the way he has used the money at his disposal.
look
▪ Take a long, cool look at your shares.
night
▪ She felt a fleeting distant surprise as the cool night air whispered over her skin.
▪ We were in the middle of summer, but it was a cool night.
▪ Damian Flint strode out into the cool night air.
▪ On cool nights a fire crackles in the fireplace.
▪ The cool night air burned in Corbett's straining lungs.
▪ At the height of the Harmattan, in the cool nights of the rainy season, I wrote.
▪ A final meal and prizegiving, in this attractive village, leaving late evening for a cool night journey to the airport.
▪ It was a cool night, but the city was alive, and the club was warm, casual, relaxed.
place
▪ Cover with cling film, and rest in a cool place for an hour.
▪ Usually the interview started with his finding me the coolest place on the floor.
▪ Store for up to 3 months in a cool place.
▪ Store in a cool place or the refrigerator.
▪ Cyclamens should be rested in a cool place indoors until they show signs of new life.
▪ Sprinkle with flaked chocolate and leave in a cool place to set.
▪ Hang in a cool place and cut them from the bottom as needed.
▪ Cover and leave in a cool place for 1 hour. 2 Place the courgettes in a sieve and sprinkle with salt.
reception
▪ But the Tribune newspaper gave her White Paper a cooler reception than we did.
▪ Despite the cool reception that reparations are receiving among lawmakers, Rep.
▪ Helms received a polite but cool reception.
▪ They gave his speech a cool reception, but we laughed and shouted when he returned with his report.
▪ He therefore received a rather cool reception from Oliver Cromwell and was never once invited to join the army council meetings.
response
▪ But other Tories gave the statement a cool response.
water
▪ The cool water slipping down her throat was a welcome relief.
▪ I imagine cool water sliding through my hair and down my shoulders.
▪ Finish this treatment by splashing your face with cool water to remove wastes accumulated on the surface of the skin.
▪ It requires very cool water and soon dies in aquariums.
▪ Apply to face and neck, leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with cool water.
▪ In nature it often grows in very cool water.
▪ She went into the bathroom along the landing and splashed her face with cool water.
▪ Suddenly revitalized and uncommonly clear-headed, he sensed that the cool water was the greatest source ofjoy he had ever known.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
blow your top/stack/cool
▪ My father blew his top when I told him I was quitting medical school.
▪ I used to get so angry on the set that one day I just blew my top and hit John Huston.
▪ It had me rolling on the floor to see Schmeichel blowing his top at the scum defence.
▪ It was unusual for Hauser to blow his top.
▪ Striker Slaven blew his top after being axed from the side which grabbed a draw at Bristol City in midweek.
▪ Then Nature blows her top, just to remind us.
▪ Then suddenly he blew his top while walking down the street one day.
▪ Tristan last blew its stack in 1961, forcing a complete evacuation.
▪ Whether the Ipswich directors who watched him blow his top with the unwitting journalist believe that is debatable.
bold/calm/cool etc as you please
calm/cool etc exterior
▪ Beneath his highly cool exterior he was anguished and distraught.
▪ It all added up to the fact that below Silas's cool exterior there was warmth and compassion for others.
▪ So you see, beneath that calm exterior lies a highly unstable child.
▪ There is little or no hint of the compassion and humanity which lay beneath the cool exterior.
▪ With her soft voice and her calm exterior, she absolutely would not let creditors off the hook.
lose your temper/cool/rag
▪ Bunny wasn't the only one to lose his temper.
▪ He obviously had impregnation on his mind, but by now Lydia had lost her temper and she told him to get stuffed.
▪ I should not have lost my cool and behaved in that manner.
▪ I then walked across to the photographers and lost my temper, lost my head.
▪ Never-absolutely never in my experience-did President Reagan really lose his temper or utter a rude or unkind word.
▪ She couldn't blame him for frightening Anna, for losing his temper with the child.
▪ That was plainly evident in the locker room, where Hostetler teetered on the brink of openly losing his temper.
▪ Why did he always choose to lose his temper over issues in which he was in the wrong?
the cooler
water cooler gossip
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a cool sea breeze
▪ Although the days are very hot, it's much cooler at night.
▪ Can I interest you in a nice, cool drink?
▪ He was wearing these really cool sunglasses.
▪ Her gaze was decidedly cool.
▪ I slid into bed between cool white sheets.
▪ It's much cooler over here in the shade.
▪ It gets much cooler in the evenings.
▪ It was a lot cooler and windier than earlier in the week.
▪ Madison is a really cool name for a girl.
▪ Many young people start smoking because they think it looks cool.
▪ Medicine should always be stored in a cool place.
▪ Oh, look at you, you look so cool.
▪ Pizza, yeah, that would be cool.
▪ Ruth put her cool hand on my burning forehead.
▪ She felt cool and in control until they called out her name.
▪ Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.
▪ Summer is the time for cool, refreshing fruit salads.
▪ The cool relationship between the two men affected the entire team.
▪ These are the coolest shoes.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Cover and let rest for 1 hour at cool room temperature or for up to 4 hours in the refrigerator before serving.
▪ Most of the other students were too cool to have done anything hasty like purchase the books for the course.
▪ Rune's whole body shivered as her cool palms moved spasmodically over his heated flesh.
▪ Set peel aside in a cool dry place overnight.
▪ She felt a fleeting distant surprise as the cool night air whispered over her skin.
▪ The warm eggs hatch as larger babies than the cool ones.
▪ To put a cool hand in the world that had daunted my adult sleep.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
completely
▪ Allow to cool slightly, then serve warm, or cool completely and serve cold with salad.
▪ Turn out of pan on to rack to cool completely.
▪ Leave to cool slightly in the tin before turning out and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
▪ Let cake sit for five minutes to cool in pan before turning out on a cake rack to cool completely.
▪ Once they had cooled completely we took them out carefully so we didn't disturb the curls too much.
▪ Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely, in the pan, for 2 hours before frosting.
▪ Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely.
▪ Cool 1 1 / 2 hours or until completely cooled.
down
▪ For the steam to be condensed, the cylinder had to be cooled down.
▪ Left to its own devices, Boulder Dam would require 100 years to cool down.
▪ Allow to cool down. 3.
▪ But the Honda also needs eight hours to charge and cool down, compared with the three-hour recharging time for the EV1.
▪ When they've cooled down a bit you can put them in your bed, warm it up nice.
▪ So you cool down, Frank, you hear?
▪ Your hair sets when it cools down - not when it's hot.
▪ Allow the bread from twenty to forty-five minutes to cool down and complete its baking.
off
▪ Violent pupils would be sent to the sin-bins to cool off.
▪ This last winter, nothing cooled off.
▪ Savanna animals cool off with a kind of organic radiator by evaporating water from the moist linings of the nasal chambers.
▪ They cooled off in the second quarter but held a 65-56 advantage.
▪ He'd cool off while he took a walk.
▪ Mars has a very tenuous atmosphere that is so transparent that the surface cools off dramatically at night.
▪ We climbed a little further and Arthur cooled off in the tarn.
▪ Silicon Graphics Inc., the hottest player in the workstation market, has suddenly cooled off.
rapidly
▪ When the heat input ceases the space will cool rapidly as there is no stored heat to temper it.
▪ Some of the vapor condenses as tiny liquid droplets that cool rapidly.
▪ Sweat, rapidly cooling, had soaked his pyjamas.
▪ The surface therefore can cool rapidly by dumping its radiation into space.
▪ There were no gaping edges, just warm, wet tracksuit legs, rapidly cooling: I'd peed myself.
▪ There are some indications that the interior of Mercury is hot, and other indications that the outer regions have cooled rapidly.
slightly
▪ Brush the glaze while still hot over a fruit cake, but allow to cool slightly before spreading over a sponge cake.
▪ Remove and allow to cool slightly.
▪ Hard boil the fresh quails' eggs for 3min, cool slightly and shell. 2.
▪ Strain the sauce and season well with salt and pepper. Cool slightly.
▪ Allow to cool slightly, then serve warm, or cool completely and serve cold with salad.
▪ Remove from water; cool slightly.
▪ Leave to cool slightly in the tin before turning out and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
▪ Allow to cool slightly before transferring the cookies to a wire rack.
■ NOUN
air
▪ The laughter rolled up until we were weak and weeping, and the sky turned pink, and the air began to cool.
▪ It rained only enough to keep the air saturated, not cool.
▪ The chill air cooled her face and seemed to sweep her problems into the distance.
▪ The landscape turned two shades darker, richer, and the air in the car cooled off even more.
▪ Outside the air had cooled slightly.
▪ In this case four-cylinder, in-line, direct drive and air cooled.
body
▪ Leave the compress in place until it has cooled to body temperature; renew at intervals as required.
▪ Nestled beside his cooling body, she slept, until she heard silence and realized her eyes were open.
▪ It blew under her waistcoat as well. cooling her body where the hot loaf had been, making her shiver.
▪ Much as perspiration cools our own bodies, the sweat of the earth is whisking away the excess heat from its interior.
▪ Additionally the sweat serves to cool down the body temperature.
economy
▪ Industrialists reacted favourably to the measures, although many considered them too weak to improve competitiveness and cool the economy.
▪ There were also continued signs of a cooling economy that will make inflation less likely to pick up speed in coming months.
▪ Ever since September 1988, Mr Li's government has been pressing an austerity programme to cool the economy.
▪ A cooling economy reduces the risk inflation will erode the value of bonds' interest and principal payments.
heel
▪ He was ushered forward after cooling his heels for four minutes.
▪ Basically, if you believe the law of averages, 1996 should be a year for mutual funds to cool their heels.
▪ Our sources, who are cooling their heels waiting for chips, continue to think Intel is having problems making the parts.
▪ As things turned out, I had a week to cool my heels in New York.
▪ If a man was workshy and mutinous I would put him in a cell to cool his heels for a while.
▪ His office says he has kept at least 20 top-flight journalists and analysts cooling their heels waiting to interview him since October.
rack
▪ Run a blunt knife around the inside edge of the tin and turn out the cake on to a wire rack to cool.
▪ Turn out of pan on to rack to cool completely.
▪ Leave to cool slightly in the tin before turning out and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
▪ Let cake sit for five minutes to cool in pan before turning out on a cake rack to cool completely.
▪ Remove and set on wire rack to cool.. 6 to 8 servings.
▪ Remove to wire racks to cool.
▪ Then turn it out on to a wire cake rack to cool thoroughly.
temperature
▪ What seems to have been crucial was an ability to survive cooling temperatures and, perhaps, to exploit unusual food resources.
▪ To serve, let duck cool to room temperature.
▪ After a minute or so, the solution is allowed to cool towards physiological temperature.
▪ Remove immediately from the water bath and allow to cool to room temperature before refrigerating.
▪ The other side can readily be cooled to temperatures well below freezing.
▪ A thermal imager uses detectors of cadmium mercury telluride, which detect infrared radiation when they are cooled to very low temperatures.
tin
▪ Leave to cool in the tin, but before it is completely cold cut into small neat wedges.
▪ Leave to cool slightly in the tin before turning out and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
▪ Leave cakes to cool in tins, then turn out and store, wrapped in fresh greaseproof paper and foil.
▪ Tip: Do not overcook cake as it will dry out while cooling in tin.
▪ Remove from oven and leave to cool in tin for 5 minutes.
▪ Leave to cool in the tin.
water
▪ They contain less water and therefore cool more quickly and conduct heat less well.
▪ Boiled lard in a pan of water, cooled, strained and mixed with oil of lavender was used.
▪ Let the fish rest in the water until it has cooled.
▪ Only when the water began to cool did she at last climb out and towel herself dry.
▪ Drain; rinse under cold water to cool quickly.
▪ The processor is very complex and needed to be assembled and connected to the power supply and chilled water cooling system.
▪ She scooped water to rinse and cool her face.
■ VERB
allow
▪ Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
▪ Brush the glaze while still hot over a fruit cake, but allow to cool slightly before spreading over a sponge cake.
▪ Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 20 minutes.
▪ Bring to the boil and allow to cool.
▪ Remove from heat and allow to cool while you beat the egg whites until they are very stiff.
▪ After a minute or so, the solution is allowed to cool towards physiological temperature.
▪ Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely, in the pan, for 2 hours before frosting.
begin
▪ The laughter rolled up until we were weak and weeping, and the sky turned pink, and the air began to cool.
▪ The whistle declared the afternoon evening, and the day began to cool.
▪ Lakes that are ice-free in summer begin cooling at their surface late in the season.
▪ In a wet season the soil begins to cool down rapidly from the beginning of September onwards so early sowing is essential.
▪ Only when the water began to cool did she at last climb out and towel herself dry.
▪ She and Hopper were convinced they were in love, but between engagement and marriage her passion for him began to cool.
▪ After an initial flurry of interest the atmosphere began to cool by the mid-1980s.
leave
▪ Cover and simmer until just tender and beginning to pop. Leave to cool and remove the cinnamon stick.
▪ Drain then mash them and leave to cool for 5 minutes.
▪ Boil for ten minutes and then leave the pan to cool.
▪ When evenly blended, stir in the parmesan cheese, pepper, mustard and lean bacon. Leave to cool.
▪ Bake at 325 °F, 170 ° C gas 3 for about 40 minutes. Leave to cool in tin.
▪ Add the raspberries and strawberries to the pan with the Sweetex Granulated to taste, then leave to cool.
▪ Place on waxed paper, leave to cool and chill until set.
▪ Drain well and leave to cool.
let
▪ Then let the solution cool down, being careful not to let any dust drop in.
▪ To serve, let duck cool to room temperature.
▪ She just wanted to dash out of the house and let the rain cool some of the thoughts flying around in her mind.
▪ I let the cooling air dry me.
▪ If it comes out clean, your pie is done. Let it cool down a bit.
▪ Showing for feedback and objectivity letting the pie cool. 6.
▪ Drain and let them cool slightly.
▪ Remove the vanilla pod, skim the jam, and let it cool for a few minutes before turning it into small jars.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
calm/cool etc exterior
▪ Beneath his highly cool exterior he was anguished and distraught.
▪ It all added up to the fact that below Silas's cool exterior there was warmth and compassion for others.
▪ So you see, beneath that calm exterior lies a highly unstable child.
▪ There is little or no hint of the compassion and humanity which lay beneath the cool exterior.
▪ With her soft voice and her calm exterior, she absolutely would not let creditors off the hook.
the cooler
water cooler gossip
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Cool the cookies before storing them in an airtight container.
Cool the jam by stirring it before putting it into jars.
▪ a drink that will cool you down on a hot summer day
▪ Blow on the soup first to cool it.
▪ Interest in the toys is finally cooling.
▪ Most liquids contract steadily as they cool.
▪ She took the cake out of the oven and left it on the kitchen table to cool.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ An electrically heated wire is cooled by the flow, the rate of cooling depending on the velocity.
▪ He'd cool off while he took a walk.
▪ Leave to cool on a wire rack. 7 Decorate with glacé fruits and drizzle with glacé icing.
▪ Pausing to get his bearings, he blew furiously on his fingers to cool them down.
▪ Remove and allow to cool slightly.
▪ The magma would then cool and harden, adding to the four-mile-thick slab of moving crust.
III.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ VERB
keep
▪ It'd help me more if you keep Anna cool.
▪ Don't go acting the fool, Carl. Keep me cockatoo cool.
▪ With no fairing, there is no way the firm will be able to keep the radiator cool.
▪ What is it? % % % Keep our city cool By P.J.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ He liked to take a stroll in the cool of the evening.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cool

Cool \Cool\, v. i.

  1. To become less hot; to lose heat.

    I saw a smith stand with his hammer, thus, the whilst his iron did on the anvil cool.
    --Shak.

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

    I will not give myself liberty to think, lest I should cool.
    --Congreve.

Cool

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; lacking in warmth; producing or promoting coolness.

    Fanned with cool winds.
    --Milton.

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

    For a patriot, too cool.
    --Goldsmith.

  3. Not retaining heat; light; as, a cool dress.

  4. Manifesting coldness or dislike; chilling; apathetic; as, a cool manner.

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

    Its cool stare of familiarity was intolerable.
    --Hawthorne.

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

    He had lost a cool hundred.
    --Fielding.

    Leaving a cool thousand to Mr. Matthew Pocket.
    --Dickens.

    Syn: Calm; dispassionate; self-possessed; composed; repulsive; frigid; alienated; impudent.

Cool

Cool \Cool\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cooled; p. pr. & vb. n. Cooling.]

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

    Send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue.
    --Luke xvi. 24.

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

    We have reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts.
    --Shak.

    To cool the heels, to dance attendance; to wait, as for admission to a patron's house. [Colloq.]
    --Dryden.

Cool

Cool \Cool\, n. 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
cool

Old English col "not warm" (but usually not as severe as cold), also, of persons, "unperturbed, undemonstrative," from Proto-Germanic *koluz (cognates: Middle Dutch coel, Dutch koel, Old High German kuoli, German kühl "cool," Old Norse kala "be cold"), from PIE root *gel- "cold, to freeze" (see cold (adj.)).\n

\nApplied since 1728 to large sums of money to give emphasis to amount. Meaning "calmly audacious" is from 1825. Slang use for "fashionable" is 1933, originally Black English; modern use as a general term of approval is from late 1940s, probably from bop talk and originally in reference to a style of jazz; said to have been popularized in jazz circles by tenor saxophonist Lester Young. Related: Coolly.

cool

c.1400, "coldness, coolness," from cool (adj.). Meaning "one's self-control, composure" (the thing you either keep or lose) is from 1966.

cool

Old English colian, "to lose warmth," also figuratively, "to lose ardor," from the root of cool (adj.). Meaning "to cause to lose warmth" is from late 14c. Related: Cooled; cooling.

Wiktionary
cool

acr. (context computing English) '''CLIPS object-oriented language'''

WordNet
cool
  1. adj. neither warm or very cold; giving relief from heat; "a cool autumn day"; "a cool room"; "cool summer dresses"; "cool drinks"; "a cool breeze" [ant: warm]

  2. 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" [syn: coolheaded, nerveless]

  3. (color) inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets; "cool greens and blues and violets" [ant: warm]

  4. 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" [ant: warm]

  5. used of a number or sum and meaning without exaggeration or qualification; "a cool million bucks"

  6. 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"

cool
  1. n. the quality of being cool; "the cool of early morning"

  2. great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool" [syn: aplomb, assuredness, poise, sang-froid]

cool
  1. v. make cool or cooler; "Chill the food" [syn: chill, cool down] [ant: heat]

  2. loose heat; "The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm" [syn: chill, cool down] [ant: heat]

  3. lose intensity; "His enthusiasm cooled considerably" [syn: cool off, cool down]

Gazetteer
Cool, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000): 162
Housing Units (2000): 69
Land area (2000): 1.638631 sq. miles (4.244034 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.003158 sq. miles (0.008178 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.641789 sq. miles (4.252212 sq. km)
FIPS code: 16540
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 32.798472 N, 98.012781 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
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Wikipedia
Cool (West Side Story song)

"Cool" is a song from the musical West Side Story. Leonard Bernstein composed the music and Stephen Sondheim wrote the lyrics.

Cool (aesthetic)

Coolness is an aesthetic of attitude, behavior, comportment, appearance and style which is generally admired. Because of the varied and changing connotations of cool, as well as its subjective nature, the word has no single meaning. It has associations of composure and self-control (cf. the OED definition) and often is used as an expression of admiration or approval. Although commonly regarded as slang, it is widely used among disparate social groups, and has endured in usage for generations.

Cool (Gwen Stefani song)

"Cool" is a song by American singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani from her debut solo studio album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004). Written by Stefani and Dallas Austin, the song was released on July 5, 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 15 minutes. The single's musical style and production were inspired by synthpop 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 song received generally positive reviews from music critics, being compared to Cyndi Lauper and Madonna songs 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 successful on the charts, reaching the top 10 in Australia, the Czech Republic, and New Zealand, as well as the top 20 in Denmark, Ireland, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The accompanying music video was filmed by British director Sophie Muller in Lake Como, Italy. It features many flashbacks to when Stefani and her former boyfriend were dating, and currently, both are fine with their friendship. The song was included on the setlist for Stefani's debut tour Harajuku Lovers Tour and the tour's video album, as well as in the 2010 drama film Somewhere.

Cool

Cool refers to a moderately low temperature. Alternatively, cool or COOL may refer to:

  • Cool (aesthetic), an aesthetic of attitude, behavior, and style
  • Cool (African aesthetic), an aesthetic standard in artistic expression and physical appearance
  • Cool (programming language)
  • Country of Origin Labeling, an American food labeling requirement
  • Mr. Cool, a fictional character in the Mr. Men children's book series
  • COOL, a computer language used in the CLIPS tool
  • Cool was the internal name of C#
  • Cool colors, a perceptual and psychological classification of colors
  • Majesco Entertainment a company traded under the NASDAQ with ticker symbol COOL.
Cool (The Time song)

"Cool" is a song by The Time, released as the second single from their eponymous debut album. Like most of the album, the song was recorded in Prince's home studio in April 1981, and was produced, arranged, and performed by Prince with Morris Day later adding his lead vocals. The song was co-written with Revolution guitarist Dez Dickerson and contains background vocals by keyboardist Lisa Coleman, however both were uncredited.

The funk- pop relies heavily on synthesizers to provide both the bass and melody for the upbeat song. A guitar solo is present and a relatively simple drumbeat drives the song along. "Cool" sets up the persona created for Day as a wealthy playboy, one who is also popular, and of course, "cool". Day built a career around the persona. Prince's backing vocals are very apparent in the song, especially in the chorus.

The classic video for the song is directed by Chuck Statler, who is best known for directing the early Devo videos.

"Cool" was only issued as a 7" single with an edit of the song and a continuation as the B-side. The full version was only released on the album and on a promo release. One of The Time's more popular numbers, "Cool" is a staple in concert and a live version of the song recorded at the House of Blues in 1998 was included on Morris Day's 2004 album, It's About Time.

Cool (programming language)

Cool, an acronym for Classroom Object Oriented Language, is a computer programming language designed by Alexander Aiken for use in an undergraduate compiler course project. While small enough for a one term project, Cool still has many of the features of modern programming languages, including objects, automatic memory management, strong static typing and simple reflection.

The reference Cool compiler is written in C++, built fully on the public domain tools. It generates code for a MIPS simulator, SPIM. Thus, the language should port easily to other platforms. It has been used for teaching compilers at many institutions (such as the University of California at Berkeley, where it was first used or Shahid Beheshti University of Iran) and the software is stable.

This language is unrelated to the COOL language included in CLIPS.

Cool (district of Rotterdam)

Cool is a neighborhood of Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Category:Neighbourhoods of Rotterdam

Cool (Le Youth song)

"Cool" (stylized as "C O O L") is the debut single by American electronic musician, DJ, and producer Le Youth. The song was released in the United Kingdom as a digital download on June 28, 2013 and in the United States on July 2, 2013. The song has peaked to number 26 on the UK Singles Chart and number 19 on the Danish Singles Chart. The song heavily samples Cassie's song " Me & U". It rapidly received over 200,000 plays on Soundcloud in a short period of time.

Cool (band)

Cool ( Korean: ) is a South Korean K-pop group. They debuted in 1994.

Cool (Alesso song)

"Cool" is a 2015 song by a Swedish electronic musician Alesso featuring vocals from American singer Roy English (also known by his real name Brandon Wronski), the frontman of the former American rock band Eye Alaska. It premiered on February 13, 2015 on BBC Radio 1. The track, which samples Kylie Minogue's " Get Outta My Way", was officially released in Europe on 16 February 2015 and in North America on 17 February 2015. The song was released on 26 April 2015 in the UK.

The cover art references his single "Tear The Roof Up" as the locker reads "Tear The Roof Up!"

Cool (Anthony Hamilton song)

"Cool" is the first single from Anthony Hamilton's fourth studio album The Point of It All featuring American rapper David Banner. The song was composed by Hamilton, Banner, and Kelvin Wooten. It was released in 2008.

Usage examples of "cool".

The evening air had cooled considerably, and Ace sat hunched close to the campfire.

It was not quite light the next morning, when Ace awakened to the cool dampness of a fine, misty rain on his face.

By noon he was riding a farmland road where the acequias carried the water down along the foot-trodden selvedges of the fields and he stood the horse to water and walked it up and back in the shade of a cottonwood grove to cool it.

After cooling, a solution of sodium acetate is added until the colour of the solution is no longer darkened.

I wrapped myself and Achates warmly against the cool gray of the day, and escaped the house.

More creditable to the cause was the adherence of men like Sir William Cecil, later Lord Burghley, a man of cool judgment and decent conversation.

Long Quiet soon found himself in the cool, candle-lit interior of the adobe hacienda.

He allowed the others to dip their fingers in it when cool and use it to wipe their skins to relieve the intolerable itching caused by the aerosol rain from the trees.

In spite of the three air conditioners aft blowing frigid air into the room to help cool the electronics, the space had grown airless and hot.

Short and pale in lace-trimmed gray slashed with blue, she was all cool ageless elegance and confident smile.

Close at hand was the snowy mass of the Great Altels cooling its topknot in the sky and daring us to an ascent.

They picked up the eyes of the cattle in little bright points of light, fat contented beasts, the smell of their dung sharp and ammoniac al on the cool night air.

He had not bathed in over two months, since last they had anchored in the lagoon, and he longed for the feel of cool clear water on his skin.

Her father had given it to her as it came from the annealing oven, still warm after long hours of cooling with many others like it.

In the meantime, fearing lest Giovanni might think of sending him out at any moment, he waited till Pasquale had brought him water in the morning, and then raised the stone, as he had done before, took the box out of the earth and hid it in the cool end of the annealing oven, while he replaced the slab.