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chill

 (chĭl)
n.
1. A moderate but penetrating coldness.
2. A sensation of coldness, often accompanied by shivering and pallor of the skin.
3. A checking or dampening of enthusiasm, spirit, or joy: bad news that put a chill on the celebration.
4. A sudden numbing fear or dread.
adj.
1. Moderately cold; chilly: a chill wind.
2. Not warm and friendly; distant: a chill greeting.
3. Discouraging; dispiriting: "Chill penury repressed their noble rage" (Thomas Gray).
v. chilled, chill·ing, chills
v.tr.
1. To affect with or as if with cold.
2. To lower in temperature; cool.
3. To make discouraged; dispirit.
4. Metallurgy To harden (a metallic surface) by rapid cooling.
v.intr.
1. To be seized with cold.
2. To become cold or set: jelly that chills quickly.
3. Metallurgy To become hard by rapid cooling.
4. Slang
a. To calm down or relax. Often used with out.
b. To pass time idly; loiter. Often used with out.
c. To keep company; see socially. Often used with out.

[Middle English chile, from Old English cele; see gel- in Indo-European roots.]

chill′ing·ly adv.
chill′ness n.

chill

(tʃɪl)
n
1. a moderate coldness
2. a sensation of coldness resulting from a cold or damp environment, or from a sudden emotional reaction
3. (Pathology) a feverish cold
4. a check on enthusiasm or joy
5. (Metallurgy) metallurgy a metal plate placed in a sand mould to accelerate cooling and control local grain growth
6. (Building) another name for bloom19
adj
another word for chilly
vb
7. to make or become cold
8. (tr) to cool or freeze (food, drinks, etc)
9. (tr)
a. to depress (enthusiasm, etc)
b. to discourage
10. (Metallurgy) (tr) to cool (a casting or metal object) rapidly in order to prevent the formation of large grains in the metal
11. (intr) slang chiefly US to relax; calm oneself
[Old English ciele; related to calan to cool, Latin gelidus icy]
ˈchilling adj
ˈchillingly adv
ˈchillness n

chill

(tʃɪl)

n.
1. an uncomfortably penetrating coldness.
2. a sensation of cold, usu. with shivering.
3. a sudden fear or alarm.
4. a depressing influence or feeling: His presence cast a chill over everyone.
5. unfriendliness; coolness.
adj.
6. moderately cold; chilly.
7. depressing or discouraging: chill prospects.
8. Slang. cool (def. 12).
9. distant or aloof; unfriendly.
v.i.
10. to become cold.
11. to be seized with a chill.
v.t.
12. to affect with cold.
13. to make cool: Chill the wine before serving.
14. to depress; discourage; disturb.
15. Slang. to kill; murder.
16. chill out, Slang. to calm down; relax.
[before 900; Middle English chile, Old English ci(e)le, cele coolness]
chill′ing•ly, adv.

chill


Past participle: chilled
Gerund: chilling

Imperative
chill
chill
Present
I chill
you chill
he/she/it chills
we chill
you chill
they chill
Preterite
I chilled
you chilled
he/she/it chilled
we chilled
you chilled
they chilled
Present Continuous
I am chilling
you are chilling
he/she/it is chilling
we are chilling
you are chilling
they are chilling
Present Perfect
I have chilled
you have chilled
he/she/it has chilled
we have chilled
you have chilled
they have chilled
Past Continuous
I was chilling
you were chilling
he/she/it was chilling
we were chilling
you were chilling
they were chilling
Past Perfect
I had chilled
you had chilled
he/she/it had chilled
we had chilled
you had chilled
they had chilled
Future
I will chill
you will chill
he/she/it will chill
we will chill
you will chill
they will chill
Future Perfect
I will have chilled
you will have chilled
he/she/it will have chilled
we will have chilled
you will have chilled
they will have chilled
Future Continuous
I will be chilling
you will be chilling
he/she/it will be chilling
we will be chilling
you will be chilling
they will be chilling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chilling
you have been chilling
he/she/it has been chilling
we have been chilling
you have been chilling
they have been chilling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chilling
you will have been chilling
he/she/it will have been chilling
we will have been chilling
you will have been chilling
they will have been chilling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chilling
you had been chilling
he/she/it had been chilling
we had been chilling
you had been chilling
they had been chilling
Conditional
I would chill
you would chill
he/she/it would chill
we would chill
you would chill
they would chill
Past Conditional
I would have chilled
you would have chilled
he/she/it would have chilled
we would have chilled
you would have chilled
they would have chilled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chill - coldness due to a cold environmentchill - coldness due to a cold environment  
low temperature, cold, frigidity, frigidness, coldness - the absence of heat; "the coldness made our breath visible"; "come in out of the cold"; "cold is a vasoconstrictor"
2.chill - an almost pleasurable sensation of frightchill - an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of surprise shot through him"
fear, fearfulness, fright - an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
3.chill - a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a feverchill - a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
4.chill - a sudden numbing dread
apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread - fearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"
Verb1.chill - depress or discourage; "The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers"
cast down, deject, depress, dismay, dispirit, demoralise, demoralize, get down - lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
2.chill - make cool or cooler; "Chill the food"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
quench - cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid; "quench steel"
ice - put ice on or put on ice; "Ice your sprained limbs"
refrigerate - cool or chill in or as if in a refrigerator; "refrigerate this medicine"
3.chill - loose heat; "The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

chill

verb
1. cool, refrigerate, freeze Chill the fruit salad until serving time.
2. dishearten, depress, discourage, dismay, dampen, deject There was a coldness in her voice which chilled him.
noun
1. coldness, bite, nip, sharpness, coolness, rawness, crispness, frigidity September is here, bringing with it a chill in the mornings.
2. shiver, frisson, goose pimples, goose flesh He smiled an odd smile that sent a chill through me.
3. cold He caught a nasty chill.
adjective
1. chilly, biting, sharp, freezing, raw, bleak, chilly, wintry, frigid, parky (Brit. informal) A chill wind was blowing.
chill out relax, take it easy, loosen up, lighten up (slang), hang loose (slang), let yourself go (informal), let your hair down (informal), mellow out (informal), outspan (S. African) Take it easy, man - you need to chill out.

chill

noun
Relative lack of physical warmth:
adjective
1. Marked by a low temperature:
Translations
بارِد، قارِسبُرودَه، قَشْعَريرَهيُبَرِّدُيُبَرِّد، يُثَلِّجيُصابُ بِزُكام
chladchladitmrazivýnachlazenístudený
afkøleforkølelsekoldkøligkølighed
jäähdyttääjäähtyäjäätäväkylmäkylmentyä
ohladiti
meghűlés
kælakaldurkuldi, nepjakvef
冷やす
식히다
atšaldytipersišaldymasšaltasšaltisšaltukas
atvēsinātdzestrsdzestrumssaaukstēšanāsvēsums
nachladnutievychladiť
kyla ner
ทำให้เย็น
soğutmaküşütmeserinserinliksoğuk
làm lạnh

chill

[tʃɪl]
A. N (= coldness) → frío m (Med) → resfriado m; (= mild fever) → escalofrío m
there's a chill in the airhace fresco
to catch a chill (Med) → resfriarse
to cast a chill overenfriar el ambiente de
to take the chill off [+ room] → calentar un poco, templar; [+ wine] → templar
B. ADJ [wind] → frío
C. VT [+ wine] → enfriar; [+ food] → refrigerar
serve chilledsírvase bien frío
to chill sb's blood (fig) → helarle la sangre en las venas a algn
to be chilled to the boneestar helado hasta los huesos
chill out VI + ADV (esp US) → tranquilizarse, relajarse
chill out, man!¡tranqui tronco!

chill

[ˈtʃɪl]
n
(= coldness) → froid m
(= illness) → refroidissement m, coup m de froid
[horror] → frisson m
adjfroid(e), glacial(e)
vt (= make cold) [+ person] → faire frissonner
to be chilled to the bone, to be chilled to the marrow → être transi(e) de froid
[+ wine, food] → mettre au frais
"serve chilled" → servir frais"
(= horrify) → refroidir
virefroidir
Put the wine in the fridge to chill
BUT Mets le vin au frais dans le réfrigérateur.
chill out
vi (= relax) → se relaxerchilled out [ˌtʃɪldˈaʊt] adj (= relaxed) → décontracté(e)

chill

n
Frische f; there’s quite a chill in the aires ist ziemlich frisch; the sun took the chill off the waterdie Sonne hat das Wasser ein bisschen erwärmt; you should take the chill off the wineSie sollten den Wein nicht so eiskalt servieren
(Med) → fieberhafte Erkältung; (= shiver)Schauder m, → Frösteln nt; to catch a chillsich verkühlen
(fig) a distinct chill in East/West relationseine deutliche Abkühlung der Ost-West-Beziehungen; his presence cast a chill over the meetingdurch seine Anwesenheit wurde das Treffen sehr kühl or frostig
adj (lit)kühl, frisch; (fig liter) receptionkühl, frostig
vt
(lit) wine, meatkühlen; I was chilled to the bone or marrowdie Kälte ging mir bis auf die Knochen
(fig) bloodgefrieren lassen
vi (inf)chillen (sl), → relaxen (sl)

chill

[tʃɪl]
1. adj (wind) → freddo/a, gelido/a
2. nfreddo (Med) → infreddatura, colpo di freddo
there's a chill in the air → l'aria è fredda
to take the chill off (a room) → riscaldare un po' (una stanza)
to catch a chill (Med) → prendere un colpo di freddo
3. vt (food, drink) → mettere in fresco
"serve chilled" → "servire fresco"
to chill sb's blood (fig) → far gelare il sangue a qn
to be chilled to the bone → essere gelato/a fino alle ossa
chill out vi (esp) (Am) (fam) → darsi una calmata

chill

(tʃil) noun
1. coldness. There's a chill in the air.
2. an illness which causes shivering. I think I've caught a chill.
adjective
cold. a chill wind.
verb
to make cold (without freezing). Have you chilled the wine?
ˈchilly adjective
cold. a chilly day.
ˈchilliness noun

chill

يُبَرِّدُ vychladit afkøle kühlen ψύχω enfriar jäähdyttää refroidir ohladiti raffreddare 冷やす 식히다 afkoelen avkjøle oziębić esfriar охлаждать kyla ner ทำให้เย็น soğutmak làm lạnh 变冷

chill

n. enfriamiento, escalofrío.

chill

n escalofrío
References in classic literature ?
Each and all were answered by a smile, a bow, and a demure "Yes" or "No" with the chill on.
Her body shook as with a chill and her hands trem- bled so that she had difficulty getting into her night- dress.
As for Jim, no disappointments have been severe enough to chill his naturally romantic and ardent disposition.
Outside, away from the glow of the fire and the soft lamplight, the night was chill and murky.
But when her lips moved, the words they should have uttered appeared frozen by some new and sudden chill.
A few more footsteps to and fro; and here, at last,--with another pitiful sigh, like a gust of chill, damp wind out of a long-closed vault, the door of which has accidentally been set, ajar--here comes Miss Hepzibah Pyncheon
It is no matter that the place is joyless for him; that he is weary of the old wooden houses, the mud and dust, the dead level of site and sentiment, the chill east wind, and the chillest of social atmospheres; -- all these, and whatever faults besides he may see or imagine, are nothing to the purpose.
Agitation, in the interval, certainly had held me and driven me, for I must, in circling about the place, have walked three miles; but I was to be, later on, so much more overwhelmed that this mere dawn of alarm was a comparatively human chill.
And a well, or an ice-house, it somehow proved to him, poor pagan; where, strange to say, for all the heat of his sweatings, he caught a terrible chill which lapsed into a fever; and at last, after some days' suffering, laid him in his hammock, close to the very sill of the door of death.
There was the impress of the despised race on her face, yet none could help feeling its mournful and pathetic beauty, while its stony sharpness, its cold, fixed, deathly aspect, struck a solemn chill over him.
Con- ducted by mailed guards bearing flaring torches, we tramped along echoing corridors, and down stone stair- ways dank and dripping, and smelling of mould and ages of imprisoned night -- a chill, uncanny journey and a long one, and not made the shorter or the cheerier by the sorceress's talk, which was about this sufferer and his crime.
It was a cruel chill to give to a poor little devil's gushing vehemence.