Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Co-legatee noun A joint legatee.
Cointension noun The condition of being of equal in intensity; -- applied to relations; as, 3:6 and 6:12 are relations of cointension .
Cointension . . . is chosen indicate the equality of relations in respect of the contrast between their terms.
Coir (koir) noun [ Tamil kayiru .]
1. A material for cordage, matting, etc., consisting of the prepared fiber of the outer husk of the cocoanut. Homans. 2. Cordage or cables, made of this material.
[ Prob. from Old French coustillier
groom or lad. Confer Custrel
.] 1. An inferior groom or lad employed by an esquire to carry the knight's arms and other necessaries.
[ Written also coistrel
.] 2. A mean, paltry fellow; a coward.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
[ See Quoit
.] A quoit.
[ Obsolete] Carew.
Coit transitive verb To throw, as a stone. [ Obsolete] See Quoit .
Coition noun [ Latin coitio , from coire to come together; co- + ire to go.] A coming together; sexual intercourse; copulation. Grew.
Cojoin transitive verb To join; to conjoin. [ R.] Shak.
Cojuror noun One who swears to another's credibility. W. Wotton.
Coke noun [ Perh. akin to cake , noun ] Mineral coal charred, or depriver of its bitumen, sulphur, or other volatile matter by roasting in a kiln or oven, or by distillation, as in gas works. It is lagerly used where ... smokeless fire is required. [ Written also coak .] Gas coke , the coke formed in gas retorts, as distinguished from that made in ovens.
Coke transitive verb To convert into coke.
Cokenay noun A cockney. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Cokernut noun (Com.) The cocoanut. » A mode of spelling introduced by the London customhouse to distinguish more widely between this and other articles spelt much in the same manner.
[ Middle English Confer Coax
.] A simpleton; a gull; a dupe.
[ Obsolete] B. Jonson.
Cokewold noun Cuckold. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Col noun [ French, neck, from Latin collum neck.] A short ridge connecting two higher elevations or mountains; the pass over such a ridge.
Col- A prefix signifying with , together . See Com- .
, Latin plural of Colon .
[ New Latin , from a native name.] (Botany) (a) A genus of sterculiaceous trees, natives of tropical Africa, esp. Guinea, but now naturalized in tropical America, esp. in the West Indies and Brazil. (b) Same as Cola nut , below.
Cola nut, Cola seed (Botany) The bitter fruit of Cola acuminata , which is nearly as large as a chestnut, and furnishes a stimulant, which is used in medicine.
Colaborer noun One who labors with another; an associate in labor.
[ Latin colans
, present participle of colare
to filter, to strain, from colum
a strainer. Confer Cullis
.] A utensil with a bottom perforated with little holes for straining liquids, mashed vegetable pulp, etc.; a strainer of wickerwork, perforated metal, or the like.
[ See Colander
.] The act or process of straining or filtering.
[ Formed like cosine
. See Cosine
.] The complement of the latitude, or the difference between any latitude and ninety degrees.
[ Latin colatura
, from colare
: confer French colature
. See Colander
.] The process of straining; the matter strained; a strainer.
[ From Jean Baptiste Colbert
, a minister of Louis XIV., who encouraged the lace manufacture in France.] A kind of lace.
Pinners edged with colbertine .
Difference rose between
Mechlin, the queen of lace, and colbertine .
Colchicine noun [ Confer French colchicine .] (Chemistry) A powerful vegetable alkaloid, C 17 H 19 NO 5 , extracted from the Colchicum autumnale , or meadow saffron, as a white or yellowish amorphous powder, with a harsh, bitter taste; -- called also colchicia .
Colchicum noun [ Latin , a plant with a poisonous root, from Colchicus Colchian, from Colchis , Greek ..., an ancient province in Asia, east of the Black Sea, where was the home of Media the sorceress.] (Botany) A genus of bulbous-rooted plants found in many parts of Europe, including the meadow saffron. » Preparations made from the poisonous bulbs and seeds, and perhaps from the flowers, of the Colchicum autumnale (meadow saffron) are used as remedies for gout and rheumatism.
Colcothar (kŏl"ko*thẽr) noun [ New Latin colcothar vitrioli , from Arabic qolqotar .] (Chemistry) Polishing rouge; a reddish brown oxide of iron, used in polishing glass, and also as a pigment; -- called also crocus Martis .
[ Compar. Colder
(-ẽr); superl. Coldest
.] [ Middle English cold
, Anglo-Saxon cald
; akin to Old Saxon kald
, Dutch koud
, German kalt
, Icelandic kaldr
, Danish kold
, Swedish kall
, Goth. kalds
, Latin gelu
to freeze. Orig. past participle of Anglo-Saxon calan
to be cold, Icelandic kala
to freeze. Confer Cool
] 1. Deprived of heat, or having a low temperature; not warm or hot; gelid; frigid.
"The snowy top of cold
Olympis." Milton. 2. Lacking the sensation of warmth; suffering from the absence of heat; chilly; shivering; as, to be cold . 3. Not pungent or acrid.
plants." Bacon 4. Wanting in ardor, intensity, warmth, zeal, or passion; spiritless; unconcerned; reserved.
A cold and unconcerned spectator.
No cold relation is a zealous citizen. 5. Unwelcome; disagreeable; unsatisfactory.
news for me." " Cold
comfort." Shak. 6. Wanting in power to excite; dull; uninteresting.
What a deal of cold business doth a man misspend the better part of life in!
The jest grows cold . . . when in comes on in a second scene. 7. Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) but feebly; having lost its odor; as, a cold scent. 8. Not sensitive; not acute.
Smell this business with a sense as cold 9. Distant; -- said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed. 10. (Paint.) Having a bluish effect. Confer Warm , 8. Cold abscess
As is a dead man's nose.
. See under Abscess .
-- Cold blast See under Blast , noun , 2.
-- Cold blood
. See under Blood , noun , 8.
-- Cold chill
, an ague fit. Wright.
-- Cold chisel
, a chisel of peculiar strength and hardness, for cutting cold metal. Weale.
-- Cold cream
. See under Cream .
-- Cold slaw
. See Cole slaw .
-- In cold blood
, without excitement or passion; deliberately.
He was slain in cold blood after the fight was over. To give one the cold shoulder
Sir W. Scott.
, to treat one with neglect. Syn.
-- Gelid; bleak; frigid; chill; indifferent; unconcerned; passionless; reserved; unfeeling; stoical.
Cold noun 1. The relative absence of heat or warmth. 2. The sensation produced by the escape of heat; chilliness or chillness.
When she saw her lord prepared to part, 3. (Medicine) A morbid state of the animal system produced by exposure to cold or dampness; a catarrh. Cold sore (Medicine)
A deadly cold ran shivering to her heart.
, a vesicular eruption appearing about the mouth as the result of a cold, or in the course of any disease attended with fever.
-- To leave one out in the cold
, to overlook or neglect him.
Cold intransitive verb To become cold. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Cold wave (Meteor.) In the terminology of the United States Weather Bureau, an unusual fall in temperature, to or below the freezing point, exceeding 16Â° in twenty-four hours or 20Â° in thirty-six hours, independent of the diurnal range.
1. Having cold blood; -- said of fish or animals whose blood is but little warmer than the water or air about them. 2. Deficient in sensibility or feeling; hard-hearted. 3. Not thoroughbred; -- said of animals, as horses, which are derived from the common stock of a country.
Cold-hearted adjective Wanting passion or feeling; indifferent. -- Cold"-heart`ed*ness , noun
Cold-short adjective Brittle when cold; as, cold-short iron.
Cold-short adjective [ Prob. from Swedish kallskör ; kall cold + skör brittle. Oxf. E. D. ] (Metal.) Brittle when cold (that is, below a red heat). -- Cold"-short`ness , noun
Cold-shut adjective (Metal.) Closed while too cold to become thoroughly welded; -- said of a forging or casting. -- noun An imperfection caused by such insufficient welding.
Coldfinch noun (Zoology) A British wagtail.
Coldish adjective Somewhat cold; cool; chilly.
Coldly adverb In a cold manner; without warmth, animation, or feeling; with indifference; calmly.
Withdraw unto some private place,
And reason coldly of your grievances.
Coldness noun The state or quality of being cold.
[ Middle English col
, Anglo-Saxon cawl
, from Latin caulis
, the stalk or stem of a plant, esp. a cabbage stalk, cabbage, akin to Greek .... Confer Cauliflower
.] (Botany) A plant of the Brassica or Cabbage genus; esp. that form of B. oleracea called rape and coleseed .
Colemanite noun [ From W.T. Coleman of San Francisco.] (Min.) A hydrous borate of lime occurring in transparent colorless or white crystals, also massive, in Southern California.
Colemouse noun (Zoology) See Coletit .
Coleopter noun (Zoology) One of the Coleoptera.
Coleoptera noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... sheath-winged; ... sheath + ... wing.] (Zoology) An order of insects having the anterior pair of wings (elytra) hard and horny, and serving as coverings for the posterior pair, which are membranous, and folded transversely under the others when not in use. The mouth parts form two pairs of jaws (mandibles and maxillæ) adapted for chewing. Most of the Coleoptera are known as beetles and weevils.
Coleopteral, Coleopterous adjective [ Greek ....] (Zoology) Having wings covered with a case or sheath; belonging to the Coleoptera.
Coleopteran noun (Zoology) One of the order of Coleoptera.