cool

Definitions

  • The Marshes, Cooling
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cool 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"
    • adj cool 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"
    • adj cool (used of a number or sum) without exaggeration or qualification "a cool million bucks"
    • adj cool neither warm nor very cold; giving relief from heat "a cool autumn day","a cool room","cool summer dresses","cool drinks","a cool breeze"
    • adj cool 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"
    • adj cool (color) inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets "cool greens and blues and violets"
    • v cool loose heat "The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm"
    • v cool lose intensity "His enthusiasm cooled considerably"
    • v cool make cool or cooler "Chill the food"
    • n cool great coolness and composure under strain "keep your cool"
    • n cool the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature "the cool of early morning"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Graves of the Comport Family: in Cooling Churchyard Graves of the Comport Family: in Cooling Churchyard
Cooling Church Cooling Church
Gateway Cooling Castle Gateway Cooling Castle
The Cooling Enema The Cooling Enema
Bar'll cool her Bar'll cool her

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pigs have no sweat glands, which is why they stay in water or mud to keep cool
    • n Cool 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.
    • Cool 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.""Leaving a cool thousand to Mr. Matthew Pocket."
    • Cool Manifesting coldness or dislike; chilling; apathetic; as, a cool manner.
    • Cool Moderately cold; between warm and cold; lacking in warmth; producing or promoting coolness. "Fanned with cool winds."
    • Cool 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 ."
    • Cool Not retaining heat; light; as, a cool dress.
    • Cool 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."
    • Cool 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 ."
    • Cool To lose the heat of excitement or passion; to become more moderate. "I will not give myself liberty to think, lest I should cool ."
    • Cool 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."
    • Cool 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Babe Ruth kept a lettuce leaf under his hat to keep cool during a game.
    • cool Moderately cold; being of a temperature neither warm nor very cold: as, cool air; cool water.
    • cool Having a slight or not intense sensation of cold. See cold, a., 3.
    • cool Not producing heat or warmth; permitting or imparting a sensation of coolness; allowing coolness, especially by facilitating radiation of heat or access of cool air, or by intercepting radiated heat: as, a cool dress.
    • cool In figurative uses:
    • cool Not excited or heated by passion of any kind; without ardor or visible emotion; calm; unmoved: as, a cool temper; a cool lover.
    • cool Not hasty; deliberate: as, a cool purpose.
    • cool Manifesting coldness, apathy, or dislike; chilling; frigid: as, a cool manner.
    • cool Quietly impudent, defiant, or selfish; deliberately presuming: said of persons and acts.
    • cool Absolute; without qualification; round: used in speaking of a sum of money, generally a large sum, by way of emphasizing the amount.
    • cool Unconcerned, lukewarm, indifferent; cold-blooded, repellent
    • n cool A moderate or refreshing state of cold; moderate temperature of the air between hot and cold.
    • cool To make cool or cold; reduce the temperature of: as, ice cools water.
    • cool To allay the warmth or heated feeling of; impart a sensation of coolness to; cause to feel cool.
    • cool To abate the ardor or intensity of; allay, as passion or strong emotion of any kind; calm, as anger; moderate, as desire, zeal, or ardor; render indifferent.
    • cool To mitigate.
    • cool To become cool; become less hot; lose heat.
    • cool To lose the heat of excitement, passion, or emotion; become less ardent, angry, zealous, affectionate, etc.; become more moderate.
    • n cool An obsolete spelling of cole.
    • cool In painting, to strengthen (colors) on the blue and violet side of the spectrum, or to reduce (reds and yellows).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pigs cannot sweat because they don't have sweat glands. Instead, they roll around in mud to keep cool.
    • adj Cool kōōl slightly cold: free from excitement: calm: not zealous, ardent, or cordial: indifferent: impudent: colloquially of a large sum of money, as 'a cool thousand.'—v.t. to make cool: to allay or moderate, as heat, excitement, passion, &c
    • v.i Cool to grow cool
    • n Cool that which is cool: coolness
    • adv Cool in a cool manner: indifferently: impudently
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Quotations

  • Robert H. Schuller
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    “Doomed are the hotheads! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, I'm sorry.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
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    “Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”
  • William Mcfee
    William Mcfee
    “The world belongs to the Enthusiast who keeps cool.”
  • Robert Browning
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    “Oh the wild joys of living! The leaping from rock to rock ... the cool silver shock of the plunge in a pool's living waters.”
  • Woodrow T. Wilson
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    “One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.”
  • Justinian
    Justinian
    “Keep cool and you will command everyone.”

Idioms

As cool as a cucumber - If someone is as cool as a cucumber, they don't get worried by anything.
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Cool as a cat - To act fine when you a actually scared or nervous
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Cool your heels - If you leave someone to cool their heels, you make them wait until they have calmed down.
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Keep your cool - If you keep your cool, you don't get excessively excited or disturbed in a bad situation.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. cōl,; akin to D. koel, G. kühl, OHG. chouli, Dan. kölig, Sw. kylig, also to AS. calan, to be cold, Icel. kala,. See Cold, and cf. Chill

Usage

In literature:

Return the filter and contents to the platinum dish, carefully ignite, cool and weigh.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
A cool feeling of relief bathed Simon.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
The liquid was cool and burned at the same time.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
The night was delightfully cool.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
He broke off a piece from one and when it cooled began to eat.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Let the soup be cool when you mix it, and do it perfectly smooth.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
When the vegetables are tender drain the liquor, set it aside to cool, and remove all fat.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
Only keep cool and all will be well.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
A gloomy cool space lay before them.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
When they become heated and begin to steam, they should be dipped in water until they have cooled.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
When air expands it cools, and the water vapor which is mingled with it likewise cools.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
There were little hissing sounds as the motor cooled.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
Whenever the poultice has cooled it should be replaced by a new one.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The next important features to be considered are the dressing and cooling rooms.
"The Turkish Bath" by Robert Owen Allsop
Why, I expected you to head the list with a cool hundred.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
It succeeds well on land not stiff and tenacious enough for wheat, or moist and cool enough for oats.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
It cooled him wonderfully.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
Then stir in the yolks of three eggs, cook slightly, cool, add beaten whites of eggs.
"Stevenson Memorial Cook Book" by Various
You'll find the drawing-room cool and quiet, and there's a lot of stuff to read in the shelves.
"Renshaw Fanning's Quest" by Bertram Mitford
It was a time to be cool, a time to gird himself.
"Ewing\'s Lady" by Harry Leon Wilson
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In poetry:

Now to the stricken doe
And the wounded hind
There comes the Mercy of God
That is cool and kind.
"The Truce of God" by Katharine Tynan
A soft wind rustles his hair
On the hot sand.
Does he dream of a cool home, there,
In a strange land?
"A Sleeper on the Beach" by Anonymous Oceania
Now no rain dissolves and cools,
Dew is even as a dream,
The enticing far-off pools
In a mirage only seem.
"Permanence" by Duncan Campbell Scott
Cool, and free from party strife,
Friend of progress steady—
O'er thy editorial life
Watcheth dame and lady.
"A Parody On "The Wayside Well"" by Janet Hamilton
“There lift me,”—it crieth,
“I faint from the heat;
With a sob for the shadows
So cool and so sweet.”
"The Waterfall" by Henry Kendall
Poore heart, lament,
For since thy God refuseth still,
There is some rub, some discontent,
Which cools his will.
"The Method" by George Herbert

In news:

Belvidere's Dodge Dart top 'cool' car for Kelley Blue Book.
Heat up the hills in cool boarder fashion.
Ferdowsi caught the public eye with his cool mohawk with yellow stars on the side as he manned the controls for the rover.
Cool gourmet food trucks from Los Angeles and Santa Barbara and the return of The Shoemaker Brothers highlight Ventura County Food Truck & Bocce Ball Festival, July 24.
And the prices are cool, too.
However, with its relatively generic-looking and unisex packaging (which is why men love it), you could never describe the brand as being sexy or cool until now.
Remove from the pot with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl of ice water to cool.
Sometimes we get info about cool events a little late for publication, but everybody loves Food For Lane County, and everybody loves a bowl sale.
Spark your child's creativity and make some really cool things together with ideas from our craft expert.
Some restitution has been made by others, but Cool Team is still out $597,806.
Through interviews and retrospectives from artists and cultural icons from the era (including Spike Lee, Fab 5 Freddy, Lisa Lisa, LL Cool J and others), Owerko chronicles the role boomboxes played in the democratization of urban music.
A strong cool front moved into the borderland early Thursday and made its presence known through the day with cooler temperatures and even some rainfall.
Anyone who's slurped down a icy bowl of gazpacho on a steamy July evening knows how cooling summer soups can be.
It's been an increasingly difficult problem for us the past few years, especially during cool, wet weather.
This video was posted on Break.com and some of these shots are pretty cool.
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In science:

However, the cooling curve for gas with solar abundances peaks around 105 K, implying that this gas exists in thin, cooling layers at the surface of a reservoir of 106 K gas.
The Dynamical Interstellar Medium: Insights from Numerical Models
In the absence of supernova heating and the presence of normal interstellar cooling, the gas cools rapidly, forming dense clouds scattered through the disk of the galaxy that interact with each other, surrounded by a thicker disk of warm 104 K gas, but without hot, 106 K, X-ray emitting gas.
The Dynamical Interstellar Medium: Insights from Numerical Models
The instrumental backgrounds are reduced by cooling the instrumentation, in particular for space IR observatories, but this requires either inserting the whole telescope in large dewars (ISO, SIRTF), or by passively cooling the telescope with a very efficient Sunshielding (FIRST, NGST).
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
The radio jets excite shocks in the inner regions (r ∼< 100 kpc) of cooling flow clusters. A radio burst may result from the accretion of cooling material by the central black hole or from a collision with a subcluster.
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
As the central gas cools and loses pressure support, the weight of the surrounding gas compresses it, causing it to flow inward in a “cooling flow” (Fabian 1994 and references therein).
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
The second problem, determining the ultimate sink for cooling gas, has always been the more fundamental difficulty in the cooling flow scenario.
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
Our “moderate” cooling flow model, while reducing the impact of cooling flows, puts it on a more solid ground observationally.
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
The origin and nature of the heating and ionization mechanism(s) for the T = 104 K gas are critical to our understanding of cooling flows, and these questions have been pursued vigorously since the discovery of cooling flows (Fabian & Nulsen 1977; Cowie & Binney 1977).
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
However, the unique association of line emission with cooling flows suggests that the T ∼ 104 K gas has condensed out of the cooling flow or has been deposited by processes related to the presence of a cooling flow.
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
The main effect in this case is that a cluster that does not yet have a cooling flow will develop a cooling flow after the merger.
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
This is about the mass of gas inside a cooling radius of a “standard” cooling flow with an assumed age of 1010 yrs and a cooling rate of 100 M⊙ yr−1 .
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
In a steady state cooling flow the inflow time is about equal to the cooling time: r/v ≃ (5/2)Pi /Li .
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
The age of the cooling flow is tc = rc/vc , and the cooling time at a radius r is ti = tc (r/rc )(v/vc )−1 .
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
More specifically, the cooling radius rc (the maximum extent of the cooling flow) is usually taken to be that radius where the local cooling time tc is equal to the assumed age of the system.
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
Inside the cooling flow there is an additional term due to the emission from cooling flow condensates (White & Sarazin 1987).
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
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