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Meaning & Definition of Chill in English

English

Chill

/ʧɪl/

noun

1. Coldness due to a cold environment

    synonym:
  • chill
  • ,
  • iciness
  • ,
  • gelidity

2. An almost pleasurable sensation of fright

  • "A frisson of surprise shot through him"
    synonym:
  • frisson
  • ,
  • shiver
  • ,
  • chill
  • ,
  • quiver
  • ,
  • shudder
  • ,
  • thrill
  • ,
  • tingle

3. A sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever

    synonym:
  • chill
  • ,
  • shivering

4. A sudden numbing dread

    synonym:
  • chill
  • ,
  • pall

verb

1. Depress or discourage

  • "The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers"
    synonym:
  • chill

2. Make cool or cooler

  • "Chill the food"
    synonym:
  • cool
  • ,
  • chill
  • ,
  • cool down

3. Loose heat

  • "The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm"
    synonym:
  • cool
  • ,
  • chill
  • ,
  • cool down

Examples of using

He caught a chill because he went out in the rain.