keep a cool head

Definition of keep a cool head

  1. :  to stay calm It is important to keep a cool head in a crisis.

Word by Word Definitions

keepplay
  1. :  to retain in one's possession or power

    :  to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing

    :  to have in control

  1. :  the means or provisions by which one is kept

    :  one that keeps or protects: such as

    :  fortress, castle

coolplay
  1. :  moderately cold :  lacking in warmth

    :  marked by steady dispassionate calmness and self-control

    :  lacking ardor or friendliness

  1. :  to become cool :  lose heat or warmth

    :  to lose ardor or passion

    :  to make cool :  impart a feeling of coolness to

  1. :  a cool time, place, or situation

    :  absence of excitement or emotional involvement :  detachment

    :  poise, composure

  1. :  in a casual and nonchalant manner

headplay
  1. :  the upper or anterior division of the animal body that contains the brain, the chief sense organs, and the mouth

    :  the seat of the intellect :  mind

    :  a person with respect to mental qualities

  1. :  of, relating to, or intended for the upper or anterior division of the animal body that contains the brain, the chief sense organs, and the mouth :  of, relating to, or intended for the head (see 1head 1)

    :  principal, chief

    :  located at the end that is upper or higher :  situated at the head (see 1head 5a)

  1. :  behead

    :  to put the striking part of a weapon, tool, or implement on :  fit a head (see 1head 9b) to

    :  to form the uppermost extremity or projecting part of :  to form the head or top of


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up keep a cool head? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!