Definición de cool en inglés:

cool

Silabificación: cool
Pronunciación: /ko͞ol
 
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adjetivo

  • 1Of or at a fairly low temperature: it’ll be a cool afternoon the wind kept them cool
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    • If grain is stored into the following summer, run fans only at night when the temperature is fairly cool.
    • It was late afternoon, and fairly cool, but the USAID official was sweating heavily.
    • We have been getting good afternoon showers with fairly cool nights, a welcome change from the heat.
    Sinónimos
  • 1.1Soothing or refreshing because of its low temperature: a cool drink in the leafy shade figurative the bathroom was all glass and cool, muted blues
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    • We then went for a stroll through the village, and had a cool, refreshing drink in a bar, before going back to collect our bags for the night.
    • The ocean air was refreshing and a cool breeze had tempered the thick Hawaiian heat.
    • He said putting the top of the can on his lips, enjoying the cool refreshing drink.
  • 1.2(Especially of clothing) keeping one from becoming too hot: wear your cool, comfortable shirts
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    • Light, comfortable, and cool clothing is a must for carnival in Jamaica.
    • I remembered that my father wore velvet coats in the winter and cool shirts in the summer.
    • The enemy were strong, and could easily fight in the sun in their surprisingly cool robes.
  • 1.3Showing no friendliness toward a person or enthusiasm for an idea or project: he gave a cool reception to the suggestion for a research center
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    • However, the idea has received a cool reception from employers, who believe it is unrealistic for all but a very few companies and employees.
    • Most environmental non-governmental organisations have been cool to the idea of funding rehabilitation projects.
    • Throughout his life Louis treated her with a cool reserve.
    Sinónimos
    unenthusiastic, lukewarm, tepid, indifferent, uninterested, apathetic, halfhearted; unfriendly, distant, remote, aloof, cold, chilly, frosty, unwelcoming, unresponsive, uncommunicative, undemonstrative
    informal standoffish
  • 1.4Free from excitement or anxiety: he prided himself on keeping a cool head she seems cool, calm, and collected
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    • The Swede is known for keeping a cool head but said this was his nature, although bosses owe it to their teams to be confident and positive.
    • Despite these additional pressures, the bride-to-be is keeping a cool head.
    • Now ambulance staff have praised the Wigginton youngster for keeping a cool head and raising the alarm.
    Sinónimos
    calm, ‘calm, cool, and collected’, composed, as cool as a cucumber, collected, coolheaded, levelheaded, self-possessed, controlled, self-controlled, poised, serene, tranquil, unruffled, unperturbed, unmoved, untroubled, imperturbable, placid, phlegmatic
    informal unflappable, together, laid-back
  • 1.5(Of jazz, especially modern jazz) restrained and relaxed.
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    • His book does not deal with the offshoots of bebop, such as cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, free jazz and fusion.
    • Throw in waltzes, cool jazz, quasi-hymns, slinky beats and some country, and this might be the man's most musically diverse album.
    • The gazebo of the amphitheatre was the perfect setting for their ethereal fusion of cool jazz and old-time calypso.
  • 2 informal Fashionably attractive or impressive: I always wore sunglasses to look cool
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    • Who is going to replace her as the model of cool, trendy fashion on TV?
    • I've never been near here before, but the lights of Sydney look so cool at night.
    • Her style is different from anyone else I know, which made her totally cool in my book.
    Sinónimos
    fashionable, stylish, chic, up-to-the-minute, sophisticated
    informal trendy, funky, with it, hip, big, happening, groovy, phat, kicky, fly, styling/stylin'
  • 2.1Excellent: [as exclamation]: a computer you didn’t even have to plug in. Cool!
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    • Tomorrow I also get to see my nephew again for the first time in a month and a half - cool!
    • I didn't know all planets and planetoids were officially supposed to be named after gods of mythology - cool!
    • They are however looking for other indie kids who are unique in exactly the same way as them - cool, huh?
  • 2.2Used to express acceptance or agreement: if people want to freak out at our clubs, that’s cool
  • 3 (a cool ——) • informal Used to emphasize a specified quantity or amount, especially of money: a cool $15,000 to buy the franchise
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    • Belfast’s bid to become the European Capital of Culture in 2008 could cost a cool £150 million
    • A two-piece suit from this guy comes in at a cool two grand, so is unlikely to be realistic unless I win the lottery.
    • It’s got a top speed of 185 and would cost you a cool £110,000 to drive off the forecourt.

sustantivo

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  • 1 (the cool) A fairly low temperature: the cool of the night air
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    • She sat well back from the fire; the night cool had not set in yet.
    • Emma was shocked at the electricity that had passed between them, an instant heat despite the cool of the June night.
    • It was night now, I could feel the cool of night in the air, and smell it in the breeze.
    Sinónimos
  • 1.1A time or place at which the temperature is pleasantly low: the cool of the evening
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    • As they sit at the openings of their tents in the cool of the summer evening, on the completion of a long journey, they break out into song.
    • What better way to end a hot summer's day than to sit back to enjoy the cool of the evening with the latest gripping novel.
    • Sometimes a few small boys are scrabbling about on a road or an old lady is sitting out in the cool of an evening.
  • 3The quality of being fashionably attractive or impressive: all the cool of high fashion
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    • Now Giorgio Armani, one of the world's most influential fashion designers, is bringing his unique brand of Italian cool to Edinburgh.
    • Casual fashion from the 70s and 80s is the latest street cool, apparently.
    • Topshop was one of the pioneers of turning catwalk cool into high street hip, and it has been hailed as Fashion Retailer Of The Year, not once but twice.

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  • 1Become or cause to become less hot: [no object]: we dived into the river to cool off figurative his feelings for her took a long time to cool [with object]: cool the pastry for five minutes
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    • While humans try to cool off under the fan and the more fortunate in air-conditioned rooms, the wild and domestic animals are not so lucky.
    • The weekend's fine weather was good news for Yorkshire's tourist industry and, of course, the baking heat sent many in search of ways to cool off.
    • It started to cool off today, at last, much to Dolly's relief.
    Sinónimos
  • 1.1Become or cause to become calm or less excited: [no object]: after I’d cooled off, I realized I was being irrational [with object]: George was trying to cool him down
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    • We literally had to pin him down until he cooled off.
    • He would allow her to come back to him after she cooled off, and he would say nothing of it.
    • By time he had gotten his food and sat down at a table in the corner, he had cooled off a bit.
    Sinónimos
    calm down, recover/regain one's composure, compose oneself, control oneself, pull oneself together, simmer down
    informal take a chill pill
  • 1.2 (cool down) Recover from strenuous physical exertion by doing gentle stretches and exercises; warm down.
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    • Always warm up before activity, stretch gently and cool down at the end of exercise.
    • Before and after the test, be sure to walk for several minutes to let your body warm up and cool down.
    • It also features a warm up and cool down section, lasting six minutes each.
  • 1.3 [usually in imperative] (cool it) • informal Behave in a less excitable manner: “Cool it and tell me why you’re so ecstatic.”
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    • I got a certificate saying I've been admitted to the bar, and I've even got a wig, so cool it!
    • If you're not careful you'll be too tired to even lift the crown, cool it!
    • I ask him to cool it, but he doesn't calm down that easily, so I think it's about something else.

Frases

cool one's heels

Be kept waiting.
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  • Well, drivers will have to cool their heels in traffic.
  • The reporters who stay cool their heels in the lobby.
  • There we all were, cooling our heels in a hotel lobby waiting for our first appointments of the day.

keep (or lose) one's cool

informal Maintain (or fail to maintain) a calm and controlled attitude.
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  • Despite the fact that he was vastly outnumbered John never lost his cool, stayed calm and came away with a deserved victory.
  • He's trying to get control by making me lose my cool.
  • He has kept remarkably calm, refusing to lose his cool in the face of constant provocation.

play it cool

see play.

Derivativos

cooled

adjetivo
a water-cooled engine

coolish

adjetivo
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  • We were ushered through to the comfortable bar area - again, decorated in coolish summer colours - where we pondered the menu over a glass of Kaliber low alcohol lager for me and an orange juice for Lili.
  • ‘The last week to 10 days have warmed up and I think the overall temperature for July will probably be average after a coolish start,’ he said.
  • ‘It was coolish,’ says Murray, by which he means an ambient temperature of minus 42 degrees Celsius.

coolly

adverbio
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  • For the past few weeks it's been difficult to remain coolly detached from the lunacy gripping this city.
  • He coolly dispatched it to the back of the net and finally the scoreboard reflected the true nature of the contest.
  • He initially reacted coolly to setting up such a body, then decided during the weekend to go forward.

coolness

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  • It is a time of expectant hush, a hint of coolness and freshness in the air, the promise of a new day yet to come.
  • Both were thrown in the water but the author, showing a commendable coolness, managed to grab the boy and scramble on to a nearby rock.
  • Was it truly necessary for him to question the coolness of the audience?

Origen

Old English cōl (noun), cōlian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch koel, also to cold.

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