cold

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkəʊld/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/koʊld/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kōld)


Inflections of 'cold' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
colder
adj comparative
coldest
adj superlative
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

cold

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. cold [water, soup, food]
  2. cold [weather, climate, wind, air]
  3. (hot and) cold [drinks, beverages, running water]
  4. the [weather] is (getting) cold
  5. is the coldest [day] [yet, so far, in, since]
  6. is getting colder every day
  7. is colder than [yesterday]
  8. have cold [hands, ears, feet, fingers]
  9. my [hands] are (getting) cold
  10. I'm (so) cold
  11. [feels, is] cold to the touch
  12. eat (up) [before it gets, or it will get] cold
  13. the [coffee, dinner, trail, lead] has gone cold
  14. will be a cold day in hell when
  15. a cold [thought, reply, person, stare]
  16. [shot, murdered, savaged] in cold blood
  17. gave [him, her ex] the cold shoulder
  18. his [touches, kisses, movements] were cold
  19. take a cold hard look at (yourself)
  20. is cold comfort [to, when]
  21. (he's) out cold
  22. knocked cold by the [blow, shock, flu]
  23. knocked (her) out cold
  24. keep guessing; you're very cold!
  25. (you're getting) colder!
  26. [freezing, very, extremely, really, bitterly] cold
n
  1. the common cold
  2. have a [bad, terrible, little, slight, head] cold
  3. think I have a cold
  4. am coming down with a cold
  5. have had this cold for [a week]
  6. don't catch my cold!
  7. caught a cold from [him, the flight]
  8. shivered in the cold
  9. walked through the cold
  10. went out into the cold
  11. was left out in the cold
  12. don't wait out in the cold
  13. [shelter, come in, seek refuge] from the cold
  14. can feel the cold (in my bones)
  15. my [hand, nose, face] was frozen from the cold
  16. his [skin, face] was blue with cold
  17. her [cheeks, fingers] were blue with cold
  18. got goosebumps from the cold
  19. his collar (was) turned up against the cold
  20. with her hat pulled down against the cold
  21. is the season for colds (and flu)
  22. the cold of [the north, December, winter]
adv
  1. UK: she blows hot and cold
  2. went into the [exam, interview, game] cold
additional examples
  1. the common cold
  2. cold [water, soup, food]
  3. have a [bad, terrible, little, slight, head] cold
  4. cold [weather, climate, wind, air]
  5. think I have a cold
  6. (hot and) cold [drinks, beverages, running water]
  7. am coming down with a cold
  8. the [weather] is (getting) cold
  9. have had this cold for [a week]
  10. is the coldest [day] [yet, so far, in, since]
  11. don't catch my cold!
  12. is getting colder every day
  13. caught a cold from [him, the flight]
  14. is colder than [yesterday]
  15. shivered in the cold
  16. have cold [hands, ears, feet, fingers]
  17. walked through the cold
  18. my [hands] are (getting) cold
  19. went out into the cold
  20. I'm (so) cold
  21. was left out in the cold
  22. [feels, is] cold to the touch
  23. don't wait out in the cold
  24. eat (up) [before it gets, or it will get] cold
  25. [shelter, come in, seek refuge] from the cold
  26. the [coffee, dinner, trail, lead] has gone cold
  27. can feel the cold (in my bones)
  28. will be a cold day in hell when
  29. my [hand, nose, face] was frozen from the cold
  30. a cold [thought, reply, person, stare]
  31. his [skin, face] was blue with cold
  32. a cold- [minded, hearted] person
  33. her [cheeks, fingers] were blue with cold
  34. [shot, murdered, savaged] in cold blood
  35. got goosebumps from the cold
  36. gave [him, her ex] the cold shoulder
  37. his collar (was) turned up against the cold
  38. his [touches, kisses, movements] were cold
  39. with her hat pulled down against the cold
  40. is [acting, being] very cold to me
  41. is the season for colds (and flu)
  42. UK: she blows hot and cold
  43. the cold of [the north, December, winter]
  44. take a cold hard look at (yourself)
  45. is cold comfort [to, when]
  46. (he's) out cold
  47. knocked cold by the [blow, shock, flu]
  48. knocked (her) out cold
  49. keep guessing; you're very cold!
  50. (you're getting) colder!
  51. went into the [exam, interview, game] cold
  52. [freezing, very, extremely, really, bitterly] cold
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