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)
- cooktown orchid,
- cool as a cucumber,
- cool bag,
- cool down,
- cool drink,
- cool hunter
Origin of cool
Examples from the Web for 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|Carla Hall|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rosina, when she saw me cooling, had no such merciful contraption ready.
Now they stripped down and loudly, laughingly dove into the cooling water.
The commandos want a single garment made of "reactive" fibers that will allow heating and cooling as temperatures vary.
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|Elizabeth Lopatto|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Closer examination of the process shows that if p2 is given, a most favourable value of p1 must exist for the cooling itself.
Consequently loss of power by cooling and by incomplete expansion cannot be avoided.
As he turns his head to get a cooling breeze, it brings to his nostrils the smell of the dinner cooking in the village.Mpuke, Our Little African Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
When these are present the residue in the ignition tube becomes dark on cooling.The Elements of Blowpipe Analysis|Frederick Hutton Getman
Glycerine, or cold cream, may be used as cooling applications to irritated surfaces.
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