Definition of gelid adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdʒelɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒelɪd//
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  1. 1covered with ice or very cold a gelid pond
  2. 2very unfriendly a gelid reply
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin gelidus, from gelu ‘frost, intense cold’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gelid