- IPA: /tʃɪl/
- A moderate, but uncomfortable and penetrating coldness.
- There was a chill in the air.
- A sudden penetrating sense of cold, especially one that causes a brief trembling nerve response through the body; the trembling response itself; often associated with illness: fevers and chills, or susceptibility to illness.
- Close the window or you'll catch a chill. I felt a chill when the wind picked up.
- An uncomfortable and numbing sense of fear, dread, anxiety, or alarm, often one that is sudden and usually accompanied by a trembling nerve response resembling the body's response to biting cold.
- Despite the heat, he felt a chill as he entered the crime scene. The actor's eerie portrayal sent chills through the audience. His menacing presence cast a chill over everyone.
- An iron mould or portion of a mould, serving to cool rapidly, and so to harden, the surface of molten iron brought in contact with it.
- The hardened part of a casting, such as the tread of a carriage wheel.
- A lack of warmth and cordiality; unfriendliness.
- Calmness; equanimity.
- A sense of style; trendiness; savoir faire.
- French: froid
- German: Kälte, Frost, Kühle
- Italian: freddo, brivido, brivido di freddo
- Portuguese: gelo
- Russian: хо́лод
- Spanish: fresco
- Moderately cold or chilly.
- A chill wind was blowing down the street.
- 1634, John Milton, “Arcades”, in Poems of Mr. John Milton, […] , London: Printed by Ruth Raworth for Humphrey Moſely, […], published 1645, OCLC 606951673 ↗:
- Noisome winds, and blasting vapours chill.
- Unwelcoming; not cordial.
- Arriving late at the wedding, we were met with a chill reception.
- (slang) Calm, relaxed, easygoing.
- The teacher is really chill and doesn't care if you use your phone during class.
- Paint-your-own ceramics studios are a chill way to express yourself while learning more about your date's right brain.
- (slang) "Cool"; meeting a certain hip standard or garnering the approval of a certain peer group.
- That new movie was chill, man.
- (slang) OK#Adjective|Okay, not a problem.
- "Sorry about that." "It's chill."
chill (chills, present participle chilling; past and past participle chilled)
- (transitive) to lower the temperature of something; to cool
- Chill before serving.
- (intransitive) to become cold
- In the wind he chilled quickly.
- (transitive, metallurgy) to harden a metal surface by sudden cooling
- (intransitive, metallurgy) to become hard by rapid cooling
- (intransitive, slang) to relax, lie back
- Chill, man, we've got a whole week to do it; no sense in getting worked up.
- The new gym teacher really has to chill or he's gonna blow a gasket.
- (intransitive, slang) to "hang", hang out; to spend time with another person or group. Also chill out.
- Hey, we should chill this weekend.
- (intransitive, slang) to smoke marijuana
- On Friday night do you wanna chill?
- (transitive) to discourage, depress
- Censorship chills public discourse.
- Spanish: salir
- (computing) Acronym of CCITT High Level Language