cold

(redirected from Colds)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms.
Related to Colds: bronchitis

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 This early technology was superseded by other forms of optical media (see WORM, magneto-optic disk and DVD-R).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 ?
Dreary gardens lay around, filled with withered flowers and bare, drooping trees; while heavy clouds hung low in the dark sky, and a cold wind murmured sadly through the wintry air.
I daresay you would find it cold,' replied she with a cool, immutable gravity that did not serve to reassure me.
They also cleared the snow off her, but soon she was covered again, and they saw she was in danger of perishing of cold.
There they were, running away into the night and the snow, seeking to find shelter from the cold.
That cold snap's sure got to come," he laughed, and mushed out on the trail.
Indeed, she almost doubted whether it were a real child after all, or only a light wreath of the new-fallen snow, blown hither and thither about the garden by the intensely cold west-wind.
I was convinced that man's strongest antagonist is the cold.
Yet he was not altogether a fool in his day and generation; being cold and hungry, and still able to walk a little by bending his knees very much indeed and putting his feet down toes first, he decided to enter one of the houses which flanked the street at long intervals and looked so bright and warm.
It is so cold, so very coldand looks and feels so very much like snow, that if it were to any other place or with any other party, I should really try not to go out todayand dissuade my father from venturing; but as he has made up his mind, and does not seem to feel the cold himself, I do not like to interfere, as I know it would be so great a disappointment to Mr.
finding the atmosphere quite cold enough to travel by day, and carrying some water-melons with us.
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.