acold

adjective \ ə-ˈkōld \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of acold

archaic
:cold, chilled
  • the owl, for all his feathers, was acold
  • —John Keats

Origin and Etymology of acold

Middle English acoiled, a cold, from a- 1a- + cold 1cold (or alternatively continuing acoled, past participle of acolen "to become colder, cool off," going back to Old English ācōlian, from a-, ā-, perfective prefix + cōlian "to become cold") — more at abide, 2cool


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