As she entered the darker tree-shadows beyond, she stopped suddenly, a chiller fear shaking her.
Still he sleeps; he will not waken, Fastly closed is his eye; Paler is his cheek, and chiller Than the icy moon on high.
They were chill, I cast no doubt: and all the chiller for the hand that chilled them.
“There be chiller gear than snow, maid,” replied the mother bitterly.
He have took my little Zip along of his own chiller, and a' maneth to make a lady on her.
Already the chiller mountain breezes following the heat spell were making visitors close their windows.
Old English ciele, cele "cold, coolness, chill, frost," from Proto-Germanic *kal- "to be cold," from PIE root *gel- "cold" (see cold). According to OED, the word seems to have been obsolete after c.1400 (displaced by cold) and the modern use is a back-formation since c.1600 from the verb.
late 14c., intransitive, "to feel cold, grow cold;" c.1400, transitive, "to make cold," from chill (n.). Related: Chilled; chilling; chillingly. Figurative use from late 14c. Meaning "hang out" first recorded 1985; from earlier chill out "relax" (1979).
Sheila E. sizzles in the new flick, Krush Groove, but some New York critics couldn't groove with it because many of the terms are unfamiliar to them. Examples: breakin' out (slang for leaving), chill (for cool down) and death (for something that's really good). ["Jet," Nov. 11, 1985]
A feeling of cold, with shivering and pallor, sometimes accompanied by an elevation of temperature in the interior of the body.
A film, play, etc, intended to evoke delicious shudders of fear; horror show or story (1950s+)
(also chilled) Excellent; wonderful; cool, fresh, rad: A ''chill'' outfit for a girl is tight Sergio Valente or Tale Lord jeans/ The top accolades (in 1986) include cool, chill or chilly, although froody and hondo also get high marks (1980s+ Teenagers)
A glass or can of beer (1960s+ Students)