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Cool may refer to:

Contents

Music

Television

  • CoolTV, a Canadian television channel
  • Cool TV (Central Europe), a Hungarian television channel
  • Prima Cool, a Czech television channel
  • "Cool", an episode in the first season of Smallville

People

Other uses

See also

  • Cumhall, a figure in Irish mythology

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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Etymology

From Old English cōl, cōlian, from Proto-Germanic *koluz, from Proto-Indo-European base *gel- "cold, to freeze." The verb form kele (from Old English colian) was used by Shakespeare, but has been assimilated with the adjective into the modern word. Applied since 1728 to large sums of money to give emphasis to amount.

Pronunciation

Adjective

cool (comparative cooler, superlative coolest)

  1. Having a slightly low temperature; mildly or pleasantly cold.
  2. Allowing or suggesting heat relief
  3. Of a person, not showing emotion, calm and in self-control.
  4. Unenthusiastic, lukewarm, skeptical.
    His proposals had a cool reception.
  5. calmly audacious
    In control as always, he came up with a cool plan
  6. (informal) Of a person, knowing what to do and how to behave; considered popular by others.
  7. (informal) In fashion, part of or fitting the in-crowd-- originally hipster slag.
  8. (informal) Of an action, all right; acceptable; that does not present a problem.
  9. (informal) Of a person, not upset by circumstances that might ordinarily be upsetting.
    I'm completely cool about my girlfriend leaving me.

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Quotations

  • ^  The earliest use of the word in this way seems to be in Wilkie Collins' "The Moonstone" 1868:
    "She has been a guest of yours at this house," I answered. "May I venture to suggest — if nothing was said about me beforehand — that I might see her here?"
    "Cool!" said Mr. Bruff. With that one word of comment on the reply that I had made to him, he took another turn up and down the room.
    "In plain English," he said, "my house is to be turned into a trap to catch Rachel ...
  • In 1602, Shakespeare wrote that Queen Gertrude told Hamlet:
    "O gentle son, Upon the heat and flame of thy distemper, Sprinkle cool patience."

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to cool

Third person singular
cools

Simple past
cooled

Past participle
cooled

Present participle
cooling

to cool (third-person singular simple present cools, present participle cooling, simple past and past participle cooled)

  1. (literally) (intransitive) To lose heat, to get colder.
    I like to let my tea cool before drinking it so I don't burn by tongue.
  2. (transitive) To make cooler, less warm
  3. (figuratively) (intransitive) To become less intense, e.g. less amicable.
    Relations cooled between the USA and the USSR after 1980.
  4. (transitive) To make less intense, e.g. less amicable.

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Dutch

Etymology

Germanic, from English cool, a cognate.

Pronunciation

Adjective

cool, coole (comparative cooler, coolere; superlative coolst, coolste)

  1. cool, fashionable

French

Etymology

From English cool.

Pronunciation

Adjective

cool m. and f.

  1. cool (only its informal senses, mainly fashionable) Template:stub
    Les jeunes sont cool.
    Young people are cool.
    Les jeunes boivent de l'alcool pour être cool.
    Young people drink alcohol to be cool.

Interjection

cool!

  1. cool! great!

Simple English

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