acold

adjective
\ ə-ˈkōld How to pronounce acold (audio) \

Definition of acold

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

First Known Use of acold

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acold

Middle English acoiled, a cold, from a- a- entry 1 + cold cold entry 1 (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, cool entry 2

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“Acold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acold. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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