verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- chilis rellenos,
- chilkoot pass,
- chill bumps,
- chill factor,
- chill out,
- chill pill,
Origin of chill
Examples from the Web for chill
If you prefer them chewy in the middle and crisp outside, chill the balls of dough.Make These Barefoot Contessa Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies|Ina Garten|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Standing in the chill breeze of autumn, I knew something had passed between us.
What he—and his friend holding the camera—heard in response was enough to chill them to the bone.Dumpster Politicians, Jeter Tributes, and More Viral Videos|Jack Holmes|September 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet, relative to the massive amount of attention, shock, and criticism, I can only muster a shrug and a plea to chill out.The Internet’s Latest Pearl-Clutching Panic Over Mamading Is Insane|Emily Shire|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A chill coursed through me, but I resisted the urge to turn back.
But she gave in, notwithstanding her leadership, before the chill of Merles little reserves.Twos and Threes|G. B. Stern
The mural decorations at the Prince Eitel are so gloomy they give you a chill.The Women of Tomorrow|William Hard
From Bossuet to Pascal is to pass from the solemn splendour of the church to the chill of the crypt.Critical Miscellanies (Vol 2 of 3)|John Morley
Roll puff paste ¼ of an inch thick, cut in diamond shaped pieces, chill thoroughly, and bake about 15 minutes.365 Luncheon Dishes|Anonymous
Hurrying through the chill dawn, I reached the square not much behind the rapid footsteps of the watch who had wakened me.To Have and To Hold|Mary Johnston
- to depress (enthusiasm, etc)
- to discourage
Word Origin for chill
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]