gelid

[ jel-id ]
/ ˈdʒɛl ɪd /

adjective

very cold; icy.

RELATED WORDS

Origin of gelid

1600–10; < Latin gelidus icy cold, equivalent to gel(um) frost, cold + -idus -id4

Related forms

ge·lid·i·ty [juh-lid-i-tee] /dʒəˈlɪd ɪ ti/, gel·id·ness, noungel·id·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gelid

British Dictionary definitions for gelid

gelid

/ (ˈdʒɛlɪd) /

adjective

very cold, icy, or frosty

Derived Forms

gelidity or gelidness, noungelidly, adverb

Word Origin for gelid

C17: from Latin gelidus icy cold, from gelu frost
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012