cold blood

noun
\ˈkōld-ˈbləd\

Legal Definition of cold blood 

: a state of mind marked by premeditation and deliberateness usually used in the phrase in cold blood killed the victim in cold blood — compare cool state of blood, heat of passion

Learn More about cold blood

Share cold blood

Dictionary Entries near cold blood

coinsurance

coinsure

COLA

cold blood

colegatee

collaborate

collate

Comments on cold blood

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a state of commotion or excitement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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