What does cold mean?

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  1. (of a thing) Having a low temperature.
  2. (of the weather) Causing the air to be cold.
  3. (of a person or animal) Feeling the sensation of coldness, especially to the point of discomfort.
  4. Unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling.
  5. Dispassionate, not prejudiced or partisan, impartial.
  6. Completely unprepared; without introduction.
  7. Unconscious or deeply asleep; deprived of the metaphorical heat associated with life or consciousness.
  8. (usually with "have" or "know" transitively) Perfectly, exactly, completely; by heart.
  9. (usually with "have" transitively) Cornered, done for.
  10. (obsolete) Not pungent or acrid.
  11. (obsolete) Unexciting; dull; uninteresting.
  12. Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) only feebly; having lost its odour.
  13. (obsolete) Not sensitive; not acute.
  14. Distant; said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed. Compare warm and hot.
  15. (painting) Having a bluish effect; not warm in colour.
  1. A condition of low temperature.
  2. (medicine) A common, usually harmless, viral illness, usually with congestion of the nasal passages and sometimes fever.
  1. While at low temperature.
  2. Without preparation.
  3. With finality.
  4. (slang, informal, dated) In a cold, frank, or realistically honest manner.
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