Definition of cold adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kəʊld//
    ; NAmE NAmE//koʊld//
    jump to other results
  1. 1(North American English) suddenly and completely His final request stopped her cold.
  2. 2without preparing I can't just walk in there cold and give a speech.
  3. Word OriginOld English cald, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch koud and German kalt, also to Latin gelu ‘frost’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cold