Translation of "cold" - English-French dictionary


adjective /kəuld/

low in temperature

cold water
cold meat and salad.

lower in temperature than is comfortable

I feel cold.


His manner was cold.
coldly adverb

in an unfriendly way

She looked at me coldly.
coldness noun

cold-blooded adjective

having blood (like that of a fish) which takes the same temperature as the surroundings of the body

à sang froid
cold-blooded creatures.

cruel and unfeeling

sans pitié
cold-blooded murder.
cold war

a major, especially political, struggle between nations which involves military threats but not fighting.

guerre froide
get cold feet

to lose courage

se dégonfler
I was going to apply for the job but I got cold feet.
give (someone) the cold shoulder verb (also coldshoulder)

to show that one is unwilling to be friendly with (a person)

se montrer froid envers qqn
All the neighbours gave her the cold shoulder
He cold-shouldered all his sister’s friends.
in cold blood

deliberately and unemotionally

de sang-froid
He killed them in cold blood.

(Translation of “cold” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)