chill

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v chill loose heat "The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm"
    • v chill make cool or cooler "Chill the food"
    • v chill depress or discourage "The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers"
    • n chill coldness due to a cold environment
    • n chill an almost pleasurable sensation of fright "a frisson of surprise shot through him"
    • n chill a sudden numbing dread
    • n chill a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The temperature of milk when it leaves the body of a cow is 101 degrees Fahrenheit. The milk is then quickly chilled and stored at a temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit
    • Chill A check to enthusiasm or warmth of feeling; discouragement; as, a chill comes over an assembly.
    • Chill A moderate but disagreeable degree of cold; a disagreeable sensation of coolness, accompanied with shivering. "A] wintry chill ."
    • Chill (Med) 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.
    • Chill Affected by cold. "My veins are chill ."
    • Chill 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.
    • Chill Characterized by coolness of manner, feeling, etc.; lacking enthusiasm or warmth; formal; distant; as, a chill reception.
    • Chill Discouraging; depressing; dispiriting.
    • Chill Moderately cold; tending to cause shivering; chilly; raw. "Noisome winds, and blasting vapors chill ."
    • Chill The hardened part of a casting, as the tread of a car wheel.
    • v. i Chill (Metal) To become surface-hardened by sudden cooling while solidifying; as, some kinds of cast iron chill to a greater depth than others.
    • Chill To check enthusiasm or warmth of feeling of; to depress; to discourage. "Every thought on God chills the gayety of his spirits."
    • Chill (Metal) 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.
    • Chill To strike with a chill; to make chilly; to cause to shiver; to affect with cold. "When winter chilled the day."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chill A sudden or intense sensation of cold; especially, such a sensation accompanied with shivering or shaking, as a result of exposure to the cold or as the precursor or accompaniment of certain fevers; a cold fit; rigor.
    • n chill A degree of cold; that condition of the atmosphere or of any object which produces the sensation of cold; coldness such as that caused by the proximity of ice; chilliness: as, there is a chill in the air.
    • n chill Figuratively, a feeling as of coldness produced by anything that discourages, annoys, or offends; a depressing influence; a check to warmth of feeling, as to sympathy or enthusiasm.
    • n chill A metal mold in which certain kinds of iron-castings, as car-wheels, are made. The surfaces in contact with the mold are hardened by sudden chilling.
    • n chill In painting, dullness or dimness in a picture.
    • chill Cold; tending to cause shivering: as, the chill air of night. See chilly
    • chill Experiencing cold; shivering with cold.
    • chill Figuratively— Depressing; dispiriting; discouraging.
    • chill Distant; formal; not warm, hearty, or affectionate: as, a chill reception. See chilly, 4.
    • chill Insensible in death.
    • chill To be cold; shiver with cold.
    • chill To become cold rapidly or suddenly.
    • chill To affect with cold; make chilly; strike or blast with severe cold.
    • chill Figuratively, to check in enthusiasm or warmth of feeling; discourage; dispirit; depress.
    • chill In metallurgy, to reduce suddenly in temperature, as a mass of molten iron, so as to harden it by causing a change of crystallization at or near the surface. See casting.
    • chill To remove the chill from, as liquor, by warming it.
    • n chill A lamp peculiar to Cornball and the extreme west of England, consisting of an open saucer bent up on four sides so as to leave at the corners depressed spouts or gutters for holding wicks. Such lamps are made of earthenware or of metal, and are often fitted with a hanging support.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chill chil coldness: a cold that causes shivering: anything that damps or disheartens
    • adj Chill shivering with cold: slightly cold: opposite of cordial
    • v.i Chill to grow cold
    • v.t Chill to make chill or cold: to blast with cold: to discourage
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Quotations

  • St. Francis of Assisi
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    “It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.”
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
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    “We grow with years more fragile in body, but morally stutter, and can throw off the chill of a bad conscience almost at once.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word.”
  • William E. Gladstone
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    “Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.”
  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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    “How little praise warms out of a man the good that is in him, as the sneer of contempt which he feels is unjust chill the ardor to excel.”
  • William Cowper
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    “It chills my blood to hear the blest Supreme rudely appealed to on each trifling theme.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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

Usage

In literature:

Agnes felt a little chill as she shut the door and walked back into the quiet house.
"Big Game" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
A chill ran through her.
"The Easiest Way" by Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
He had not said so much in return, but there was no sense of chill in his reserve.
"A Houseful of Girls" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
She gave a startled glance about the room, covering it with her arms; her form shivering as though in a chill.
"The Black Cross" by Olive M. Briggs
He felt for the moment a chill in his bones, and he imagined what must be the dread of a traitor on the eve of detection.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
The child may have a chill or be seized with sudden vomiting or diarrhea.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
Did you not feel chilled to death when he sat by you?
"The Phantom Ship" by Frederick Marryat
There was a chill stagnant smell in the air.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
It is a well-known peculiarity of many fevers and infections to begin with a chill.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
The realization of her was always a chilling disappointment, but the dream of her was a great hope.
"The Wind Bloweth" by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
They crossed by a wooden bridge and came up again to the chill woods.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
A chill, or a shock, or any little trifle may precipitate the change, and make an end at any moment.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
Then I knew that the chill in the room was not a delusion of my chilled body.
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
The cold wind blew over the field in chilling gusts.
"The Governess" by Julie M. Lippmann
His study, a long narrow room occupying, with his bedroom, the ground floor of the chapel wing of the house, struck chill as he entered it.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Romola had felt her heart chilling again.
"Romola" by George Eliot
Somehow the chill found his heart.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
His lips were still blue, and he shivered as though he had a chill.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
Chill thoroughly, also chill the wine.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
A chill ran over Daoud's body.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
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In poetry:

Are they quite willing,
Do they ask to pose,
Naked and simple, chilling
The very wind's nose?
"To The Romantic Traditionists" by Allen Tate
Oh! chill was her tear,
As she thought of the night
She had wept in pure joy
At her rose's delight;
"The Dew-Drop: A Metrical Fantasy" by Samuel Lover
The dawn is lonely for the sun,
And chill and drear;
The one lone star is pale and wan
As one in fear.
"Chanson De Rosemonde" by Richard Hovey
To-day the world's heart feels anew
The vernal thrill,
And thine beneath the rueful yew
Is wintry chill.
""When Birds were Songless"" by William Watson
It were my soul's desire
To shun the chills of Hell;
Yet more my soul's desire
Within His house to dwell.
"The Soul's Desire" by Anonymous Irish
Oh! that still and stately form--
Never more will it be warm;
Chilled beneath that iron storm,
--Slain in battle!
"Beechenbrook - X" by Margaret Junkin Preston

In news:

The group met with the president in the Oval Office before huddling together in the chill outside to watch his helicopter lift off.
Michelle Obama's Hairstylist Says She 'Chills.
The latest Harry Potter is thrilling and chilling.
Nuclear-power documentary provides chilling postscript to the Cold War.
I go here if I feel like a chill night out.
Leaves falling, chill in air, what to have for dessert.
No discussion of the New Zealand jangle-pop scene from the '80s and early '90s — a talk likely dominated by such Flying Nun Records institutions as the Clean and the Chills — would be complete without high praise for the Bats.
With Chilling Precision, Terrorists Deliver Death As America Watches Helplessly .
A brand-new wave of Nordic cool, midnight sunsets, and chilling Soviet history.
A chill on civil society.
Editorial Assistance by Alexandra Chill and Harley Landsberg Suit jacket courtesy of Rothman's in Scarsdale.
This chilling novel starts out as a witty look at contemporary manners in the style of Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage before turning into a take-no-prisoners psychological thriller.
Oriental egg vermicelli, cooked and chilled 1/4 tsp.
Talk about needing a chill pill.
A chilling confession at a Cameron county courtroom as Daniel Flores Lopez told the court how he killed Sonia Perez on March 31st.
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In science:

In fact, this is the case of realistic Big Bang-Big Chill cosmological models: energy is concentrated towards the past and diluted towards the future , and this is another manifestation of the time-asymmetry of the universe.
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
This is a relevant observation when we consider that supernovae are the markers used to measure the longest distances corresponding to ob jects near the limit of the visible universe . 14At least in a expanding universe (Big Bang-Big Chill) case, which seems to be the case of our universe.
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
This gives the story a chilling air of mysticism.
Trigonometry of The Gold-Bug
This suggests a dramatic – and chilling – culture gap between the perceptions of a physicist and a biologist about how to teach physics for service students.
The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences
Under these conditions wind chill is a severe problem, but the dome provides a sheltered work space where we can repair and maintain the CBI.
The Cosmic Background Imager
The systems don’t have to be individually packaged and then placed in a shipping container for transport. And, upon delivery, they don’t need to be unpacked and installed in the data center. The container is simply attached to network, chilled water, and power.
Architecture for Modular Data Centers
These theoretical ob jects had earlier been called ‘frozen stars,’ but Wheeler knew that a frozen star is chilling and forgettable while a black hole is awesome and fascinating.
Matters of Gravity, The Newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society, Volume 32, Fall 2008
For instance, Chill`a et al. (2004b) developed a model that attempted to explain the difference in terms of a finite plate-conductivity effect (see Sec.
Large scale dynamics in turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection
Sceptics are outcasts when enthusiasm reigns, and seers when the chill sets in.
The APEX/EPOS Quandary: the Way Out via Low Energy Studies
As the vent plant is expensive to operate, a replacement air-cooled chilling system will be implemented during NUSEL construction.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
Similarly, the process diagram – industrial, domestic, and chilled water, the mine dewatering system, sewage, and fire protection – is diagrammed in Figure E.8.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
The new chiller plant will be utilized to cool a new screw air compressor, cool a new air dryer, provide cooling water for coils in the air handling units and chill domestic water to 13° C through a shell and tube heat exchanger.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
While reflective shielding allows space observatories to be passively cooled, allowing onboard cryogens (if needed) to be used to more efficiently chill the systems, residual heat loading from the Sun and the Earth itself make expendable cryogen lifetime a serious mission design issue.
Does the Lunar Surface Still Offer Value As a Site for Astronomical Observatories?
Low Conductivity water, chilled water, and compressed air will also be provided by continuously connected flex lines.
SiD Letter of Intent
The resonator cavity was filled with chilled (0oC) and well-degassed deuterated acetone (acetoneD6).
Cavitation-Induced Fusion: Proof of Concept
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