chill: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (chil), [key]
- coldness, esp. a moderate but uncomfortably penetrating coldness: the chill of evening.
- a sensation of cold, usually with shivering: She felt a slight chill from the open window.
- a feeling of sudden fear, anxiety, or alarm.
- sudden coldness of the body, as during the cold stage of an ague: fevers and chills.
- a depressing influence or sensation: His presence cast a chill over everyone.
- lack of warmth of feeling; unfriendliness; coolness.
- an inserted object or a surface in a mold capable of absorbing large amounts of heat, used to harden the surface of a casting or to increase its rate of solidification at a specific point.
- bloom (def. 10).
- moderately cold; tending to cause shivering; chilly: a chill wind.
- shivering with or affected by cold; chilly.
- depressing or discouraging: chill prospects.
- cool (def. 14).
- unduly formal; unfriendly; chilly: a chill reception.
- to become cold: The earth chills when the sun sets.
- to be seized with a chill; shiver with cold or fear.
- (of a casting) to become hard on the surface by contact with a chill or chills.
- to affect with cold; make chilly: The rain has chilled me to the bone.
- to make cool: Chill the wine before serving.
- to depress; discourage; deter: The news chilled his hopes.
- to harden the surface of (a casting) by casting it in a mold having a chill or chills.
- bloom (def. 19).
- to kill; murder.
- to calm down; relax.
- chill (Thesaurus)