Dictionary: COO – COOL'NESS

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COO, v.i. [probably from the sound.]

To cry, or make a low sound, as pigeons or doves. Thomson.


Invitation, as the note of the dove. – Young.

COO'ING, ppr.

Uttering a low sound, as a dove.

COOK, n. [Sax. coc; D. kok; G. koch; Sw. kock; Dan. kok, It. cuoco; Ir. coca; L. coquus.]

One whose occupation is to prepare victuals for the table; a man or woman who dresses meat or vegetables for eating.

COOK, v.i.

To make the noise of the cuckoo.

COOK, v.t. [Sax. gecocnian; Sw. koka; Dan. koger; D. kooken; G. kochen; It. cuocere, Sp. cocer, and cocinar; Port. cozinhar; L. coquo.]

  1. To prepare, as victuals for the table, by boiling, roasting, baking, broiling, &c. To dress, as meat or vegetables, for eating.
  2. To prepare for any purpose. – Shak.
  3. To throw. [Obs. or local.] – Grose.

COOK'ED, pp.

Prepared for the table.


The art or the practice of dressing and preparing victuals for the table.

COOK'ING, ppr.

Preparing victuals for the table.

COOK'MAID, n. [cook and maid.]

A female servant or maid who dresses provisions.

COOK'ROOM, n. [cook and room.]

A room for cookery; a kitchen. On board of ships, a galley or caboose.

COOK'Y, n. [D. koek, kockje, a cake.]

A small cake, moderately sweet.

COOL, a. [Sax. col; D. koel; G. kühl; Sw. kall; Dan. kold, kiöler, to cool; kulde, chilliness; kuler, to blow strong.]

  1. Moderately cold; being of a temperature between hot and cold; as, cool air; cool water.
  2. Not ardent or zealous; not angry; not fond; not excited by passion of any kind; indifferent; as, a cool friend; a cool temper; a cool lover.
  3. Not hasty; deliberate; calm; as, a cool purpose.
  4. Not retaining heat; light; as, a cool dress.

COOL, n.

A moderate state of cold; moderate temperature of the air between hot and cold; as, the cool of the day; the cool of the morning or evening.

COOL, v.i.

  1. To become less hot; to lose heat. Let tea or coffee cool to the temperature of the blood, before it is drank.
  2. To lose the heat of excitement or passion; to become less ardent, angry, zealous, or affectionate; to become more moderate. Speak not in a passion; first let your temper cool.

COOL, v.t. [Sax. colian, acolian; D. koelen; G. kühlen; Dan. kiöler.]

  1. To allay heat; to make cool or cold; to reduce the temperature of a substance; as, ice cools water. Send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue. – Luke xvi.
  2. To moderate excitement of temper; to allay, as passion of any kind; to calm, as anger; to abate, as love; to moderate, as desire, zeal or ardor; to render indifferent.


A beverage that is cooling.

COOL'ED, pp.

Made less hot, or less ardent.


  1. That which cools; any substance which abates heat or excitement; as, acids are coolers to the body.
  2. A vessel in which liquors or other things are cooled.


Having a temper not easily excited; free from passion. – Burke.


Adapted to cool and refresh; as, a cooling drink.

COOL'ING, ppr.

Abating heat or excitement; making or becoming cool.


Somewhat cool. – Goldsmith.

COOL'LY, adv.

  1. Without heat or sharp cold.
  2. In a cool or indifferent manner; not cordially; without passion or ardor. He was coolly received at court.
  3. Without haste; calmly; deliberately. The design was formed coolly, and executed with firmness.


  1. A moderate degree of cold; a temperature between cold and heat; as, the coolness of the summer's evening.
  2. A moderate degree, or a want of passion; want of ardor, or zeal; indifference; want of affection; as, they parted with coolness.