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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Deprived of heat, or having a low temperature; not warm or hot; gelid; frigid.

2. (n.) Lacking the sensation of warmth; suffering from the absence of heat; chilly; shivering; as, to be cold.

3. (n.) Not pungent or acrid.

4. (n.) Wanting in ardor, intensity, warmth, zeal, or passion; spiritless; unconcerned; reserved.

5. (n.) Unwelcome; disagreeable; unsatisfactory.

6. (n.) Wanting in power to excite; dull; uninteresting.

7. (n.) Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) but feebly; having lost its odor; as, a cold scent.

8. (n.) Not sensitive; not acute.

9. (n.) Distant; -- said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed.

10. (n.) Having a bluish effect. Cf. Warm, 8.

11. (n.) The relative absence of heat or warmth.

12. (n.) The sensation produced by the escape of heat; chilliness or chillness.

13. (n.) A morbid state of the animal system produced by exposure to cold or dampness; a catarrh.

14. (v. i.) To become cold.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COLD

kold (qor; psuchros (adj.), psuchos (noun)): Palestine is essentially a land of sunshine and warmth.

1. Temperature in Palestine:

The extreme cold of northern latitudes is unknown. January is the coldest month; but the degree of cold in a particular place depends largely on the altitude above the sea. On the seacoast and plain the snow never falls; and the temperature reaches freezing-point, perhaps once in thirty years. In Jerusalem at 2,500 ft. above the sea the mean temperature in January is about 45 degrees F., but the minimum may be as low as 25 degrees F. Snow occasionally falls, but lasts only a short time. On Mt. Hermon and on the Lebanons snow may be found the whole year, and the cold is most intense, even in the summer. In Jericho and around the Dead Sea, 1,292 ft. below sea-level, it is correspondingly hotter, and cold is not known.

2. Provision against Cold:

Cold is of such short duration that no adequate provision is made by the people to protect themselves against the cold. The sun is always bright and warm, and nearly always shines for part of the day, even in winter. After sunset the people wrap themselves up and go to sleep. They prefer to wrap up their heads rather than their feet in order to keep warm. The only means of heating the houses is the charcoal brazier around which as many as possible gather for a little warmth. It is merely a bed of coals in an iron vessel. Peter was glad to avail himself of the little heat of the coals as late as the beginning of April, when the nights are often chilly in Jerusalem: "Having made a fire of coals; for it was cold:. and Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself" (John 18:18). There is no attempt made to heat the whole house. In the cold winter months the people of the mountains almost hibernate. They wrap up their heads in shawls and coverings and only the most energetic venture out: "The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter" (Proverbs 20:4, the King James Version "cold"). The peasants and more primitive people of the desert often make a fire in the open or in partial shelter, as in Melita where Paul was cast ashore after shipwreck: "The barbarians. kindled a fire. because of the cold" (Acts 28:2).

3. Dread of Cold:

The cold is greatly dreaded because it causes so much actual suffering: "Who can stand before his cold?" (Psalm 147:17). The last degree of degradation is to have "no covering in the cold" (Job 24:7).

4. Cold Grateful in Summer:

In the heat of the long summer, the shadow of a rock or the cool of evening is most grateful, and the appreciation of a cup of cold water can easily be understood by anyone who has experienced the burning heat of the Syrian sun: "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country" (Proverbs 25:25); "cold of snow in the time of harvest" (Proverbs 25:13), probably with reference to the use of snow (shaved ice) in the East to cool a beverage.

Figurative uses: "The love of the many shall wax cold" (Matthew 24:12); "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot" (Revelation 3:15).

Alfred H. Joy

Greek
5593. psuchros -- cold
... cold. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: psuchros Phonetic Spelling:
(psoo-chros') Short Definition: cold, cold-hearted Definition: cool, cold; fig: ...
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5592. psuchos -- cold
... psuchos. 5593 . cold. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: psuchos Phonetic
Spelling: (psoo'-khos) Short Definition: cold Definition: cold. ...
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5492. cheimazo -- to expose to winter cold, to drive with storm
... to expose to winter cold, to drive with storm. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration:
cheimazo Phonetic Spelling: (khi-mad'-zo) Short Definition: I am storm ...
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5594. psucho -- to breathe, blow, to make cool
... to breathe, blow, to make cool. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: psucho Phonetic
Spelling: (psoo'-kho) Short Definition: I cool, grow cold Definition: I ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7120. qor -- cold
... qor. 7121 . cold. Transliteration: qor Phonetic Spelling: (kore) Short Definition:
cold. Word Origin from qarar Definition cold NASB Word Usage cold (1). cold ...
/hebrew/7120.htm - 5k

7135. qarah -- cold
... qarah. 7136 . cold. Transliteration: qarah Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-raw') Short
Definition: cold. Word Origin from qarar Definition cold NASB Word Usage cold ( ...
/hebrew/7135.htm - 6k

7174b. qarar -- to be cold
... qarar. 7175 . to be cold. Transliteration: qarar Short Definition: fresh. ... root
Definition to be cold NASB Word Usage keeps its fresh (1), keeps fresh (1). ...
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7119. qar -- cool
... cool. Transliteration: qar Phonetic Spelling: (kar) Short Definition: cold. Word
Origin from qarar Definition cool NASB Word Usage cold (2), who has a cool (1). ...
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6793. tsinnah -- probably a hook, barb
... tsinnah. 6793a . probably a hook, barb. Transliteration: tsinnah Phonetic Spelling:
(tsin-naw') Short Definition: buckler. buckler, cold, hook, shield, target ...
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2779. choreph -- harvest time, autumn
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition harvest time, autumn NASB Word Usage
autumn (1), prime (1), winter (5). cold, winter house, youth. ...
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6793b. tsinnah -- coolness
... coolness. Transliteration: tsinnah Short Definition: cold. Word Origin from an unused
word Definition coolness NASB Word Usage cold (1). 6793a, 6793b. ...
/hebrew/6793b.htm - 5k

1189. Baal Tsephon -- "Baal of winter," a place in Egypt
... From Ba'al and tsaphown (in the sense of cold) (according to others an Egyptian
form of Typhon, the destroyer); Baal of winter; Baal-Tsephon, a place in Eqypt ...
/hebrew/1189.htm - 6k

Library

In the Bitter Cold of Winter the Trees Stand Bare of Leaves...
... V. THE CROSS AND THE MYSTERY OF SUFFERING SECTION II 1. In the bitter
cold of winter the trees stand bare of leaves´┐Ż 1. In the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/singh/at the masters feet/section ii 1 in the.htm

How the Soul Grows Cold in Holy Love.
... BOOK IV. OF THE DECAY AND RUIN OF CHARITY. CHAPTER II. HOW THE SOUL GROWS
COLD IN HOLY LOVE. The soul is often grieved and troubled ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter ii how the soul.htm

How when a Man Has Grown Cold through Pride He Wants to be Put to ...
... Prolegomena. Chapter XXX. How when a man has grown cold through pride he
wants to be put to rule other people. And when a man whom ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xxx how when a.htm

It is Written that in Our Lord's Passion There was Darkness Over ...
... There shall be cold and frost in one day, and that day known to the Lord; and it
shall be neither day nor night, but at evening time there shall be light ...
/.../24 it is written that.htm

The Right to the Ordinary Safeguards of Good Health
... After a few minutes the big son came along with two brimming buckets of cold well
water and poured it into the stone water butt, which had been almost empty. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/williamson/have we no rights/chapter 3 the right to.htm

Concerning Light, Fire, the Luminaries, Sun, Moon and Stars.
... It has a medium amount of cold and heat, dryness and moisture, and holds a place
midway between summer and winter, combining the dryness of summer with the ...
/.../john/exposition of the orthodox faith/chapter vii concerning light fire the.htm

Grace for Service.
... If you think that you are going to have the approval of a godless world, and of
cold Christians, as you launch out into the deep with your net, you are greatly ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/moody/sovereign grace/chapter vii grace for service.htm

How St Francis, Walking one Day with Brother Leo, Explained to Him ...
... One day in winter, as St Francis was going with Brother Leo from Perugia to St Mary
of the Angels, and was suffering greatly from the cold, he called to ...
/.../the little flowers of st francis of assisi/chapter viii how st francis.htm

Another Christmas Carol of this Date is the Following On
... Its fairest bud unfolds to light. Amid the cold, cold winter,. And in the dark midnight. ...
The Blessed Babe she bare us. In a cold, cold winter's night. ...
/.../winkworth/christian singers of germany/another christmas carol of this.htm

The Laodicean State of Christendom.
... characterized by high pretensions and self-sufficiency, but so utterly nauseous
to Christ that He declares "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot ...
//christianbookshelf.org/pink/the redeemers return/3 the laodicean state of.htm

Thesaurus
Cold (25 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Lacking the sensation of warmth; suffering from the absence of heat;
chilly; shivering; as, to be cold. ... 14. (vi) To become cold. Int. ...
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Warm (25 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (superl.) Having heat in a moderate degree; not cold
as, warm milk. 2. (superl.) Having a sensation of heat, esp. ...
/w/warm.htm - 15k

Weather (5 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The state of the air or atmosphere with respect to heat or cold, wetness
or dryness, calm or storm, clearness or cloudiness, or any other ...
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Cool (8 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (superl.) Moderately cold; between warm and
cold; lacking in warmth; producing or promoting coolness. ...
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Ague (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (n.) An intermittent fever, attended by alternate cold and hot fits. 3. (n.)
The cold fit or rigor of the intermittent fever; as, fever and ague. ...
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Ice (20 Occurrences)
... (see CRYSTAL.). Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (n.) Water or other fluid
frozen or reduced to the solid state by cold; frozen water. ...
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Frost (9 Occurrences)
... lower portions of the valley of the Jordan, but slight frosts are sometimes felt
on the sea-coast and near Lebanon." Throughout Western Asia cold frosty nights ...
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Keen (3 Occurrences)
... 4. (superl.) Piercing; penetrating; cutting; sharp; -- applied to cold, wind, etc, ;
as, a keen wind; the cold is very keen. ... 6. (vt) To sharpen; to make cold. ...
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Icy (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (superl.) Pertaining to, resembling, or abounding in, ice; cold; frosty. ... Psalms
147:17 He sends down ice like raindrops: water is made hard by his cold. ...
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Frozen (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (pp) of Freeze. 2. (a.) Congealed with cold; affected by freezing; as, a
frozen brook. ... 4. (a.) Cold-hearted; unsympathetic; unyielding. ...
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Bible Concordance
Cold (25 Occurrences)

Matthew 10:42 Whoever gives one of these little ones just a cup of cold water to drink in the name of a disciple, most certainly I tell you he will in no way lose his reward."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 24:12 Because iniquity will be multiplied, the love of many will grow cold.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 18:18 Now the servants and the officers were standing there, having made a fire of coals, for it was cold. They were warming themselves. Peter was with them, standing and warming himself.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 28:2 The natives showed us uncommon kindness; for they kindled a fire, and received us all, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 11:27 in labor and travail, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, and in cold and nakedness.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 3:15 "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 3:16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of my mouth.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 8:22 While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 31:40 This was my condition, wasted by heat in the day and by the bitter cold at night; and sleep went from my eyes.
(BBE RSV NIV)

1 Kings 1:1 Now King David was old and far on in years; and though they put covers over him, his body was cold.
(BBE)

Job 24:7 They lie all night naked without clothing, and have no covering in the cold.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 37:9 Out of its chamber comes the storm, and cold out of the north.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 38:29 Out of whose body came the ice? and who gave birth to the cold mist of heaven?
(BBE)

Psalms 78:47 He sent ice for the destruction of their vines; their trees were damaged by the bitter cold.
(BBE)

Psalms 147:17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can stand before his cold?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Proverbs 20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
(KJV WBS)

Proverbs 25:13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to those who send him; for he refreshes the soul of his masters.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Proverbs 25:20 As one who takes away a garment in cold weather, or vinegar on soda, so is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 25:25 Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 37:27 This is why their townsmen had no power, they were broken and put to shame; they were like the grass of the field, or a green plant; like the grass on the house-tops, which a cold wind makes waste.
(BBE)

Jeremiah 6:7 As the spring keeps its waters cold, so she keeps her evil in her: the sound of cruel and violent behaviour is in her; before me at all times are disease and wounds.
(BBE)

Jeremiah 18:14 Shall the snow of Lebanon fail from the rock of the field? or shall the cold waters that flow down from afar be dried up?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 36:30 For this reason the Lord has said of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, He will have no son to take his place on the seat of David: his dead body will be put out to undergo the heat of the day and the cold of the night.
(BBE YLT)

Nahum 3:17 Your guards are like the locusts, and your officials like the swarms of locusts, which settle on the walls on a cold day, but when the sun appears, they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Zechariah 14:6 It will happen in that day, that there will not be light, cold, or frost.
(WEB BBE RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Cold

Related Terms

Warm (25 Occurrences)

Weather (5 Occurrences)

Cool (8 Occurrences)

Ague (1 Occurrence)

Ice (20 Occurrences)

Frost (9 Occurrences)

Keen (3 Occurrences)

Icy (1 Occurrence)

Frozen (2 Occurrences)

Dew (35 Occurrences)

Snow (25 Occurrences)

Distant (56 Occurrences)

Uncommon (2 Occurrences)

Lukewarm (1 Occurrence)

Lighted (36 Occurrences)

Wert (5 Occurrences)

Winter (22 Occurrences)

Exposure (1 Occurrence)

Doings (111 Occurrences)

Abanah (1 Occurrence)

Seasons (43 Occurrences)

Starve (3 Occurrences)

Sour (15 Occurrences)

Apostles'

Camel (13 Occurrences)

Creed

Abstinence (2 Occurrences)

Graecia

Naked (56 Occurrences)

Zoology

Nonimmersionist

Non-immersionist

Either (152 Occurrences)

Bitter (203 Occurrences)

View (86 Occurrences)

Heat (104 Occurrences)

Hot (49 Occurrences)

Essenes

Astronomy

Deeds (309 Occurrences)

Comparative

Quake (23 Occurrences)

Very (3073 Occurrences)

Vegetation (18 Occurrences)

Vanish (21 Occurrences)

Verily (146 Occurrences)

Vomit (12 Occurrences)

Kindled (83 Occurrences)

Nitre (2 Occurrences)

Natives (6 Occurrences)

Nights (27 Occurrences)

Nakedness (50 Occurrences)

Use (620 Occurrences)

Unusual (4 Occurrences)

Uncommonly (1 Occurrence)

Ordinary (17 Occurrences)

Onset (1 Occurrence)

Officers (171 Occurrences)

Ones (687 Occurrences)

Obey (219 Occurrences)

Officials (229 Occurrences)

Luke-warm (1 Occurrence)

Luminaries (7 Occurrences)

Laboriousness (1 Occurrence)

Lose (59 Occurrences)

Labour (119 Occurrences)

Lachish (22 Occurrences)

Lawlessness (13 Occurrences)

Grain-cutting (19 Occurrences)

God's (602 Occurrences)

Guardsmen (2 Occurrences)

Gives (542 Occurrences)

Grow (139 Occurrences)

Gas

Grasshoppers (11 Occurrences)

Wasted (106 Occurrences)

Watchings (3 Occurrences)

Welcome (31 Occurrences)

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