cool

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Other spellings[change]

  • (nonstandard slang) kewl

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
cool

Comparative
cooler

Superlative
coolest

  1. If something is cool, its temperature is between warm and cold.
    It's hard to keep the house nice and cool on a hot summer's day.
    The air was cool, so he put on his jacket.
  2. If you say something is cool you mean it is good and you like it.
    That's a really cool cell phone! Where did you get it?
    Wow, your computer looks cool!

Verb[change]

Plain form
cool

Third-person singular
cools

Past tense
cooled

Past participle
cooled

Present participle
cooling

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you cool something, you decrease the temperature.
    Blow on the coffee to cool it off.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If something cools, its temperature decreases.
    The soup was too hot, so he waited for it to cool a little.