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chill

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noun \ˈchil\

Simple Definition of chill

  • : a cold feeling : a degree of cold that can be felt and that is usually unpleasant

  • : a feeling of being cold

  • : an illness that makes you feel cold

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chill

  1. 1 a :  a sensation of cold accompanied by shivering b :  a disagreeable sensation of coldness

  2. 2 :  a moderate but disagreeable degree of cold

  3. 3 :  a check to enthusiasm or warmth of feeling

Examples of chill in a sentence

  1. There was a chill in the autumn air.

  2. He closed the windows to keep out the chill.

  3. Her symptoms include chills and a fever.

  4. He caught a chill that turned into a bad cold.

  5. The novel's final scene gave him the chills.

  6. Her words sent chills down my spine.



Origin and Etymology of chill

Middle English chile chill, frost, from Old English ciele; akin to Old English ceald cold


First Known Use: before 12th century


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chill

adjective

Simple Definition of chill

  • : unpleasantly cold

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chill

  1. 1 a :  moderately cold b :  cold, raw

  2. 2 :  affected by cold <chill travelers>

  3. 3 :  distant, formal <a chill reception>

  4. 4 :  depressing, dispiriting <chill penury — Thomas Gray>

chillness

noun

Examples of chill in a sentence

  1. The chill weather kept us indoors.

  2. <were met with a chill gaze when they arrived home late from the party>



14th Century

First Known Use of chill

14th century


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chill

verb

Simple Definition of chill

  • : to make (someone or something) cold or cool

  • : to become cold or cool

  • : to cause (someone) to feel afraid

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chill

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to become cold b :  to shiver or quake with or as if with cold

  3. 2 :  to become taken with a chill

  4. 3 a :  chill out b :  hang 12

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 a :  to make cold or chilly <chilled by a cold wind> b :  to make cool especially without freezing <chill the wine>

  7. 2 :  to affect as if with cold :  dispirit

chillingly

play \ˈchi-liŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of chill in a sentence

  1. Chill the dessert for one hour before serving it.

  2. Let the dessert chill for one hour before serving it.

  3. Here's a ghost story that will chill you.

  4. Her screams chilled me to the bone .

  5. a horrible sight that chilled my bones

  6. He thinks his parents are way too uptight and says they should just chill.

  7. I decided to stay home and chill.



14th Century

First Known Use of chill

14th century

Rhymes with chill

bill, brill, dill, drill, fill, frill, gill, grill, grille, hill, ill, kill, krill, mil, mill, mille, nil, nill, Phil, pill, prill, quill, rill, shill, shrill, sill, skill, spill, squill, still, swill, thill, thrill, til, till, trill, twill, vill, will



CHILL Defined for Kids

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chill

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noun \ˈchil\

Definition of chill for Students

  1. 1 :  coldness that is unpleasant but not extreme <There was a chill in the autumn air.>

  2. 2 :  a feeling of coldness accompanied by shivering <She has a fever and chills.>

  3. 3 :  a feeling of coldness caused by fear <The grisly sight gave me the chills.>




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chill

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adjective

Definition of chill for Students

  1. 1 :  unpleasantly cold :  raw <Everything was damp and chill and miserable in the wagon … — Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie>

  2. 2 :  not friendly <a chill greeting>




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chill

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verb

Definition of chill for Students

chilled

chilling

  1. 1 :  to make or become cold or chilly <The wind chilled us to the bone.>

  2. 2 :  to make cool especially without freezing <Chill the pudding for dessert.>

  3. 3 :  to cause to feel cold from fear <This ghost story will chill you.>




Medical Dictionary

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chill

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noun \ˈchil\

Medical Definition of chill

  1. 1:  a sensation of cold accompanied by shivering

  2. 2:  a disagreeable sensation of coldness




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chill

verb

Medical Definition of chill

  1. 1a:  to become coldb:  to shiver or quake with or as if with cold

  2. 2:  to become affected with a chill

  3. transitive verb

  4. :  to make cold or chilly




Law Dictionary

chill

transitive verb

Legal Definition of chill

  1. :  to discourage especially through fear of penalty :  have a chilling effect on <statutes which may chill the exercise of…free expression — M. H. Redish>





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