• WordNet 3.6
    • n cooler a refrigerator for cooling liquids
    • n cooler a cell for violent prisoners
    • n cooler an iced drink especially white wine and fruit juice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Stars come in different colors; hot stars give off blue light, and the cooler stars give off red light.
    • Cooler an air conditioner.
    • Cooler An alcoholic beverage containing liquor or wine plus a carbonated beverage, usually served with ice.
    • Cooler Anything in or by which liquids or other things are cooled, as an ice chest, a vessel for ice water, etc.
    • Cooler jail; -- usually used in the form the cooler.
    • n Cooler That which cools, or abates heat or excitement. "If acid things were used only as coolers , they would not be so proper in this case."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cooler That which cools; anything that abates heat or excitement.
    • n cooler Any vessel or apparatus for cooling liquids or other things, by the agency of ice, cold water, or cold air. It may be a large double-skinned jar in which iced water is surrounded by a non-conducting material, a tub in which bottles are packed in broken ice, an ice-chamber through which a liquid is caused to pass by a coil of pipe, a pan with a false bottom beneath which is placed ice or a circulation of cold water, a shallow vat in which the heated liquid is exposed to the air, or any kindred device. Such a contrivance, used for cooling wort, beer, wine, milk, or other liquid, is sometimes termed a liquid-cooler, and one for cooling water is specifically called a water-cooler.
    • n cooler A jail.
    • n cooler In motor-car construction, the apparatus used to lower the temperature of the circulating water which keeps the cylinder walls of the internal-combustion motor from Overheating. It is an air-surface condenser, with air circulating around the exterior surface of tubes containing the water; or the water may be on the outside surface and the air pass through the bores. In the first type, radiating and contact surface are increased by spines or coils projecting from the tube-surface; for the second, the cooler is often made with hexagonal tubes so as to get the greatest number in a given space. Such coolers or radiators are called honey-comb coolers. The water can usually be kept at about 180° F., but when the car moves very slowly the water may be forced to the boiling-point.
    • n cooler A heavy square horse-blanket of sufficient size to envelop the horse's body.
    • n cooler A cooling drink.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cooler anything that cools: a vessel in which something is cooled—e.g. 'a butter-cooler.'—adjs. Cool′-head′ed, not easily excited: capable of acting with composure
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cól; Ger. kühl. See Cold and Chill.


In literature:

Alcohol causes the body to lose heat so rapidly that it becomes cooler instead of warmer.
"First Book in Physiology and Hygiene" by J.H. Kellogg
Yesterday, Sunday, was much cooler.
"Letters from Mesopotamia" by Robert Palmer
In cooler blood I might have given him his soldier's chance, but here again it was another's life or mine.
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
These leave Bengal in February, but tarry longer in the cooler parts of the country.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
With the waning daylight it grew cooler, a faint breeze being wafted over from the Rio Grande.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
I called up the scouts, Weaver and Cooler, for a consultation.
"Captured by the Navajos" by Charles A. Curtis
Lifted upward, the air as it ascends the slopes is brought into cooler and more rarefied conditions.
"Outlines of the Earth's History" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
That shack off there under the cottonwood tree looks cooler.
"Across the Fruited Plain" by Florence Crannell Means
Billy was just leaving the tent when he ran into a large tin water cooler.
"Billy Whiskers" by Frances Trego Montgomery
This afternoon was cooler than any of the three before it.
"Gideon's Band" by George W. Cable

In poetry:

O the evening's for the fair, bonny lassie O!
To meet the cooler air and walk an angel there,
With the dark dishevelled hair,
Bonny lassie O!
"Bonny Lassie O!" by John Clare
When in the Scorpion circles low
The sun with fainter, dreamier light,
And at a far-off hint of snow
The giddy swallows take to flight,
And droning insects sadly know
That cooler falls the autumn night;
""If I Could Glimpse Him"" by John Charles McNeill
Horn of a new moon golden 'mid gold,
Broken, fluted in the tarn's close skies;
Shattered and beaten, wave-like and cold,
Crisper my love's locks fold on fold,
Cooler and brighter where dreaming she lies!
"The Heart Of Spring" by Madison Julius Cawein
The youth at once arose: a placid lake
Came quiet to his eyes; and forest green,
Cooler than all the wonders he had seen,
Lull'd with its simple song his fluttering breast.
How happy once again in grassy nest!
"Endymion: Book III" by John Keats
Green rushes then, and sweetest bents,
With cooler oaken boughs,
Come in for comely ornaments,
To re-adorn the house.
Thus times do shift; each thing his turn does hold;
New things succeed, as former things grow old.
"Ceremonies For Candlemas Eve" by Robert Herrick
John A. Calhoun, my Joe John, "I wonder what you mean?"
You're always getting in some scrape and getting off your spleen;
Keep cooler, John, and do not fret, however things may go;
You'll longer last and have more friends, John A. Calhoun, my Joe.
"John A. Calhoun, My Joe John" by David John Scott

In news:

MESA COUNTY, Colo.- The fall weather is bringing everyone outside to enjoy the cooler temperatures.
This weekend is the 3rd Annual Buffalo Winter Fest and Powder Keg Festival and although it has been a very spring like winter, cooler temps and even a few flakes are in the forecast starting Friday.
Slightly cooler conditions in southeast Wisconsin thanks to a light easterly breeze, keeping highs at the lake in the upper 70s while inland areas warm into the low 80s.
Calibrachoas can be stored in a cooler for up to 24 hours.
As the weather gets cooler and the leaves start to turn, we get a lot of tourists in rural Vermont, where I live.
Puree 's "Juice & Go" cooler holds refrigerated, glass-bottled elixirs (16 ounces, $9) freshly pressed each morning.
If four years ago, Barack Obama was the magnetic force around which Democrats rallied, today the relationship between the president and his party appears to be a bit cooler.
Reading the labels in the drink cooler is like an exotic vacation.
Cooler weather and moisture have reinvigorated July's dormant lawns, adding to allergy sufferers' woes.
RIDGELAND — Lafayette tennis coach Debbie Swindoll was all smiles right up until the ice-cold water from a cooler hit the top of her head and back at the Ridgeland Tennis Center Tuesday afternoon.
It's that of year again – cooler weather, leaves turning, and time for a little fall ball.
Argentina is best known for malbec, but the country can do a spectacular pinot noir in the cooler regions.
Is a 15A or 20A, 125V-rated maintenance receptacle required for an outdoor evaporative cooler at a dwelling unit.
Perishable Cargo Service Just Got Cooler at DFW.
Cooler temperatures and the return of rainfall after a hot, extremely dry summer has caused a springlike regrowth in pastures that can present some health risks for grazing cattle.

In science:

The agreement for the cooler stars is poorer due to limitations in the model atmospheres used to compute the synthetic spectra, which do not include several key molecular opacity sources.
Radial-Velocity Monitoring of Members and Candidate Members of the TW Hydrae Association
The Neo-Proterozoic (1000 - 550 Myr BP) was probably an intrinsically cooler period in Earth’s history, and glaciation was more abundant than in the Phanerozoic.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
In the highest mass group, the presence of cooler reheated gas within the virial radius biases its X-ray temperature lower than the virial temperature.
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
The contributions from these lines could cause overestimation of triplet strengths in relatively cooler stars.
A revised calibration of the Mv-W(OI 7774) relationship using Hipparcos data: Its application to Cepheids and evolved stars
Since this star has large variation in temperature and during the cooler phase the contributions from the Fe I and CN features mentioned in section 3 are large, hence the errors in W74 also become large.
A revised calibration of the Mv-W(OI 7774) relationship using Hipparcos data: Its application to Cepheids and evolved stars