adjective, cool·er, cool·est.
- great; fine; excellent: a real cool comic.
- characterized by great facility; highly skilled or clever: cool maneuvers on the parallel bars.
- socially adept: It's not cool to arrive at a party too early.
- acceptable; satisfactory; okay: If you want to stay late, that's cool.
- (used to express acceptance): Okay, cool! I'll be there at 10:00.
- (used to express approval, admiration, etc.): He got the job? Cool!
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of cool
Synonyms for cool
Antonyms for cool
Related Words for coolingrefrigerate, lessen, reduce, freeze, calm, abate, moderate, temper, dampen, quiet, chill, mitigate, frost, ally, air-condition, air-cool, control, compose, suppress, assuage
Examples from the Web for cooling
Contemporary Examples of cooling
While the beans are cooling and drying, melt the butter in a saute pan over medium heat.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole
December 27, 2014
Rosina, when she saw me cooling, had no such merciful contraption ready.Owning Up to Possession’s Downside
December 14, 2014
Now they stripped down and loudly, laughingly dove into the cooling water.Shakeup In the Ukraine Rebel High Command
August 15, 2014
The commandos want a single garment made of "reactive" fibers that will allow heating and cooling as temperatures vary.Special Ops’ Weapons Wish List
April 9, 2014
The cooling technique is one of several approaches funded by the Department of Defense in early-stage work.New 'Suspended Animation' Procedure Saves Lives by Replacing Blood with a Cold Electrolyte Solution
April 2, 2014
Historical Examples of cooling
Also, during the cooling, it should not be disturbed in any way.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
I took off my hat, and held up my face to get all its cooling touch.In the Valley
While they are cooling, prepare your sugar, which must be fine loaf.
Pour off the whey from it, and it will be found an excellent and cooling drink.
Solon, regardless of his cooling kitchen, stood at the door and watched her.Tiverton Tales
Word Origin for cool
Old English col "not warm" (but usually not as severe as cold), also, of persons, "unperturbed, undemonstrative," from Proto-Germanic *koluz (cf. Middle Dutch coel, Dutch koel, Old High German kuoli, German kühl "cool," Old Norse kala "be cold"), from PIE root *gel- "cold, to freeze" (see cold (adj.)).
Applied since 1728 to large sums of money to give emphasis to amount. Meaning "calmly audacious" is from 1825. Slang use for "fashionable" is 1933, originally Black English; modern use as a general term of approval is from late 1940s, probably from bop talk and originally in reference to a style of jazz; said to have been popularized in jazz circles by tenor saxophonist Lester Young. Related: Coolly.
c.1400, "coldness, coolness," from cool (adj.). Meaning "one's self-control, composure" (the thing you either keep or lose) is from 1966.
Old English colian, "to lose warmth," also figuratively, "to lose ardor," from the root of cool (adj.). Meaning "to cause to lose warmth" is from late 14c. Related: Cooled; cooling.
In addition to the idioms beginning with cool
- cool as a cucumber
- cool down
- cool it
- cool off
- cool one's heels
- cool out
- keep cool
- keep one's cool
- play it cool