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cold

1. (of a colour) having violet, blue, or green predominating; giving no sensation of warmth
2. Metallurgy denoting or relating to a process in which work-hardening occurs as a result of the plastic deformation of a metal at too low a temperature for annealing to take place
3. (of a process) not involving heat, in contrast with traditional methods
4. an acute viral infection of the upper respiratory passages characterized by discharge of watery mucus from the nose, sneezing, etc.

Cold

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

The signs are numbered from 1 to 12 according to their order in the zodiac (i.e., Aries = 1, Taurus = 2, etc.). Cold and hot was one of the sets of categories used in premodern physics, and the ancients classified all even-numbered signs (all water and earth signs) as cold. Traditionally, the Moon and Saturn, and sometimes other planets, were also considered to be cold. The terms hot and cold are infrequently used in modern astrology.

cold

[kōld]
(electricity)
Pertaining to electrical circuits that are disconnected from voltage supplies and at ground potential; opposed to hot, pertaining to carrying an electrical charge.

COLD

(language)
A sugared version of COLD-K.

COLD

(storage)
Computer Output to Laser Disk - see Enterprise Report Management.

cold

(1) Inactive; unused; idle. See cold backup, cold boot and cold swap.

(2) (COLD) (Computer Output to LaserDisc) Archiving large volumes of transactions on a LaserDisc (LD). This early technology was superseded by other forms of optical media (see WORM, magneto-optic disk and DVD-R). See LaserDisc, ERM and computer output microfilm.
References in classic literature ?
Jukes turned back to do so, muttering ironically: "Afraid to catch cold, I suppose.
Children can catch cold from siblings, parents, other family members, playmates or caretakers.
Although it will not cure asthma, regular deep breathing will strengthen the chest, so that the asthmatic and the bronchitis will not catch cold so frequently and their health will improve.
The surrounding hills catch cold air pockets and precipitation and push them into the valley, making the preserve one of the coolest and wettest spots in Maryland and creating an isolated refuge for species normally found much farther north.
to expose yourselves too much and too long to the night air, whereby great numbers of you catch cold.
Three cockpit baitwells total 123 gallons; keep the catch cold in either the transom fish box or the 125-gallon box under the cockpit floor.