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What does the word "cool" actually mean?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 84gmcjimmy, May 8, 2004.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

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    What does the word \"cool\" actually mean?

    So I was sitting here staring away into a blanket of whiteness, also known better as a computer screen. I was thinking, what does the work "cool" actually mean? It is used for being not freezing cold, and not warm-cold. But also teen slang. What does it mean folks. The person who thinks of the best answer gets a 2 thumbs up /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: What does the word \"cool\" actually mean?

    Giving or suggesting relief from heat
     
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    Re: What does the word \"cool\" actually mean?

    I would say that it comes from the saying "cool customer". Which basicly means someone whos calm headed.
     
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    Re: What does the word \"cool\" actually mean?

    According to Dictionary.com :

    cool ( P ) Pronunciation Key (kl)
    adj. cool·er, cool·est
    Neither warm nor very cold; moderately cold: fresh, cool water; a cool autumn evening.

    Giving or suggesting relief from heat: a cool breeze; a cool blouse.

    Marked by calm self-control: a cool negotiator.

    Marked by indifference, disdain, or dislike; unfriendly or unresponsive: a cool greeting; was cool to the idea of higher taxes.

    Of, relating to, or characteristic of colors, such as blue and green, that produce the impression of coolness.

    Slang.
    Excellent; first-rate: has a cool sports car; had a cool time at the party.

    Acceptable; satisfactory: It's cool if you don't want to talk about it.

    Slang. Entire; full: worth a cool million.

    adv.
    Informal. In a casual manner; nonchalantly: play it cool.
     
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    Re: What does the word \"cool\" actually mean?

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    According to Dictionary.com :

    cool ( P ) Pronunciation Key (kl)
    adj. cool·er, cool·est
    Neither warm nor very cold; moderately cold: fresh, cool water; a cool autumn evening.

    Giving or suggesting relief from heat: a cool breeze; a cool blouse.

    Marked by calm self-control: a cool negotiator.

    Marked by indifference, disdain, or dislike; unfriendly or unresponsive: a cool greeting; was cool to the idea of higher taxes.

    Of, relating to, or characteristic of colors, such as blue and green, that produce the impression of coolness.

    Slang.
    Excellent; first-rate: has a cool sports car; had a cool time at the party.

    Acceptable; satisfactory: It's cool if you don't want to talk about it.

    Slang. Entire; full: worth a cool million.

    adv.
    Informal. In a casual manner; nonchalantly: play it cool.


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    Cool.... /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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