cool ADJECTIVE 1) of or at a fairly low temperature. 2) keeping one from becoming too hot. 3) unfriendly or unenthusiastic. 4) free from anxiety or excitement: he kept a cool head . 5) (of jazz) restrained and relaxed. 6) informal fashionably attractive or impressive. 7) informal excellent. 8) (a cool ) informal used to emphasize a specified large amount of money: a cool £50 million.
NOUN (the cool) a fairly low temperature, or a place or time characterized by this: the cool of the day.
VERB make or become cool.
keep (or lose) one's cool — Cf. ↑lose one's cool
DERIVATIVES coolish adjective coolly adverb coolness noun.
ORIGIN Old English, related to COLD(Cf. ↑coldness).

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