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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 This early technology was superseded by other forms of optical media (see WORM, magneto-optic disk and DVD-R).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 ?
On a throne hung with clouds sat the Frost-King; a crown of crystals bound his white locks, and a dark mantle wrought with delicate frost-work was folded over his cold breast.
It was too cold for Mary Ann to venture, so she stayed with her mamma, to the great relief of her brother, who liked to have me all to himself.
Turn her into something that does not mind the cold," seemed a good suggestion of the doctor's, but the only thing they could think of that does not mind cold was a snowflake.
And the cold snap came and remained, and Circle City was only two hundred miles away.
If Violet and Peony did not choose to play with her, she could make just as good a playmate of the brisk and cold west-wind, which kept blowing her all about the garden, and took such liberties with her, that they seemed to have been friends for a long time.
When supper was over, it took them a long while to get the cold out of their bones.
They found him there the next morning, very wet, very cold, but no longer hungry.
Elton looked as if he did not very well know what answer to make; which was exactly the case; for though very much gratified by the kind care of such a fair lady, and not liking to resist any advice of her's, he had not really the least inclination to give up the visit; but Emma, too eager and busy in her own previous conceptions and views to hear him impartially, or see him with clear vision, was very well satisfied with his muttering acknowledgment of its being "very cold, certainly very cold," and walked on, rejoicing in having extricated him from Randalls, and secured him the power of sending to inquire after Harriet every hour of the evening.
But the cold was too intense to allow us to do so, for I am convinced that at this great altitude the thermometer cannot have marked less than fourteen or fifteen degrees below freezing point.
If a delicate invalid like yourself can bear it, surely my hearty girl can, especially as she is dressed for cold weather," answered Dr.
When the night came the air at Lyvern was like iron in the intense cold.
Thus musing, I had walked my way out of the throng, and only a figure here and there in the shadows of doorways waited and waited in the cold.