chill

chill
chill1 [tʃıl] n
1.) [singular]
a feeling of coldness
There was a slight chill in the air .
morning/autumnal/January etc chill
Suddenly aware of the morning chill, she closed the window.
chill of
He sat in the chill of the evening, staring out over the city below.
I turned on the heater in the hall to take the chill off the house (=to heat it slightly) .
2.)
a sudden feeling of fear or worry, especially because of something cruel or violent
The sound of his dark laugh sent a chill through her.
chill of fear/apprehension/disquiet etc
Fay felt a chill of fear as she watched Max go off with her daughter.
There was something in his tone that sent a chill down Melissa's spine (=made her very frightened) .
3.)
a)
an illness which causes a slight fever, headache, and ↑shivering (=slight shaking of the body)
Let's get these wet clothes off you before you catch a chill .
b) [C usually plural]
a feeling of being cold, caused by being ill
chill 2
chill2 v
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: chile 'coldness' (11-15 centuries), from Old English cele]
1.) [I and T]
if you chill something such as food or drink, or if it chills, it becomes very cold but does not freeze
a glass of chilled white wine
Spoon the mixture into a pudding basin and chill for at least two hours.
The longer this salad chills, the better the flavour.
2.) also chill out [i]informal
to relax completely instead of feeling angry, tired, or nervous
'Hold it! Just chill for a second, won't you!'
I spent the afternoon chilling out in front of the TV.
3.) [T]
to make someone very cold
The wind blew across her body, chilling her wet skin.
chilled to the bone/marrow
(=extremely cold)
Come and sit by the fire - you look chilled to the bone.
4.) [T] literary
to suddenly frighten someone, especially by seeming very cruel or violent
The anger in his face chilled her.
chill sb to the bone/chill sb to the marrow/chill sb's blood
(=frighten somebody a lot)
He jerked his head round and saw something that chilled his blood.
chill 3
chill3 adj [usually before noun]
unpleasantly cold
the chill night air
a chill wind

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?
Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Chill — may refer to: Chills that occur during high fevers as a result of immune response to disease Shivering, a bodily function in response to early hypothermia in warm blooded animals Cold chill, a tingling feeling, possibly accompanied by a shudder,… …   Wikipedia

  • CHILL — (Abkürzung für CCITT High Level Language) ist eine problemorientierte Programmiersprache, die hauptsächlich in der Kommunikationstechnik angewandt wird, zum Beispiel für rechnergesteuerte Vermittlungssysteme. CHILL gehört zur Algol 60 Familie,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chill — ist das englische Wort chill für Kältegefühl, Kühle, Frösteln davon abgeleitet umgangssprachlich chillen und chillen#Chill outChill Out ein Album der Musikgruppe The KLF, siehe Chill Out ein Rollenspiel, siehe Chill (Rollenspiel) eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • chill´i|ly — chill|y «CHIHL ee», adjective, chill|i|er, chill|i|est, adverb. –adj. 1. unpleasantly cool; rather cold: »It is a rainy, chilly day. You ll feel chilly if you don t wear a coat. SYNONYM( …   Useful english dictionary

  • chill|y — «CHIHL ee», adjective, chill|i|er, chill|i|est, adverb. –adj. 1. unpleasantly cool; rather cold: »It is a rainy, chilly day. You ll feel chilly if you don t wear a coat. SYNONYM( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chill — (ch[i^]l), n. [AS. cele, cyle, from the same root as celan, calan, to be cold; akin to D. kil cold, coldness, Sw. kyla to chill, and E. cool. See {Cold}, and cf. {Cool}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A moderate but disagreeable degree of cold; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CHILL-ON — ist ein im sechsten Forschungsrahmenprogramm (FP 6) der Europäischen Kommission gefördertes Forschungsprojekt. Ziel des Projektes ist die Verbesserung der Sicherheit und Transparenz in der Kühlkette für Lebensmittel. Das Forschungsprojekt, an dem …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • chill — chill·er; chill·i·ly; chill·i·ness; chill; chill·ness; chill·some; …   English syllables

  • Chill — Chill, a. 1. Moderately cold; tending to cause shivering; chilly; raw. [1913 Webster] Noisome winds, and blasting vapors chill. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Affected by cold. My veins are chill. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Characterized by coolness of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CHILL — CHILL (от CCITT High Level Language) язык программирования, используемый в телекоммуникациях. Является языком высокого уровня, предложенным международным союзом электросвязи. Язык принят в качестве международного стандарта для… …   Википедия

  • chill — vt: to discourage esp. through fear of penalty: have a chilling effect on statutes which may chill the exercise of...free expression M. H. Redish Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. chi …   Law dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”