Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “cold”

cold

adjective /kəuld/
low in temperature
frío
cold water cold meat and salad.
lower in temperature than is comfortable
frío
I feel cold.
unfriendly
frío
His manner was cold.
coldly adverb in an unfriendly way
fríamente
She looked at me coldly.
coldness noun
frialdad
The coldness of the water was making her shiver.
cold-blooded adjective (biology) having blood (like that of a fish) which takes the same temperature as the surroundings of the body
de sangre fría
cold-blooded creatures.
cruel and unfeeling cold-blooded murder.
cold war noun a major, especially political, struggle between nations which involves military threats but not fighting
guerra fría
During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union were reluctant to become involved in direct military conflict.
get cold feet (informal) to lose courage
entrarle miedo a alguien
I was going to apply for the job, but I got cold feet.
give (someone) the cold shoulder (informal) to show that one is unwilling to be friendly with (a person)
tratar a alguien con frialdad
All the neighbours/neighbors gave her the cold shoulder He cold-shouldered all his sister’s friends.
in cold blood deliberately and unemotionally
a sangre fría
He killed them in cold blood.
(Definition of cold from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “cold” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

initial

of or at the beginning

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More