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COLD, a.

1. Not warm or hot gelid, frigid a relative term. A substance is cold to the touch, when it is less warm then the body, and when in contact, the heat of the body passes from the body to the substance as cold air a cold stone cold water. It denotes a greater degree of the quality than cool.
2. Having the sensation of cold chill shivering, or inclined to shiver as, I am cold.
3. Having cold qualities as a cold plant.
4. Frigid wanting passion, zeal ro ardor indifferent unconcerned not animated, or easily excited into action as a cold spectator a cold Christian a cold lover, or friend a cold temper.

Thou art neither cold nor hot. Revelation 3 .

5. Not moving unaffecting not animated not able to excite feeling spiritless as a cold discourse a cold jest.
6. Reserved coy not affectionate, cordial or friendly indicating indifference as a cold look a cold return of civilities a cold reception.
7. Not heated by sensual desire.
8. Not hasty not violent.
9. Not affecting the scent strongly.
10. Not having the scent strongly affected.

COLD, n.

1. The sensation produced in animal bodies by the escape of heat, and the consequent contraction of the fine vessels. Also, the cause of that sensation. Heat expands the vessels, and cold contracts them and the transition from an expanded to a contracted state is accompanied with a sensation to which, as well as to the cause of it, we give the denomination of cold. Hence cold is a privation of heat, or the cause of it.
2. A shivering the effect of the contraction of the fine vessels of the body chilliness, or chillness.
3. A disease indisposition occasioned by cold catarrh.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Cold'. King James Dictionary.

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