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Chill appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Chill, Shake, Serve

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun chill:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb chill:


The word chill is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun chill

What does chill mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: chills

  1. coldness due to a cold environment
  2. an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
  3. a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of chill: shivering
    • more generic word: symptom = any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
  4. a sudden numbing dread

Alternative definition of the noun chill


  1. A moderate, but uncomfortable and penetrating coldness.
  2. A sudden penetrating sense of cold, especially one that causes a brief trembling nerve response through the body; the trembling response itself; often associated with illness: fevers and chills, or susceptibility to illness: close the window or you'll catch a chill.
  3. An uncomfortable and numbing sense of fear, dread, anxiety, or alarm, often one that is sudden and usually accompanied by a trembling nerve response resembling the body's response to biting cold.

Definition of the adjective chill

What does chill mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: chiller | chillest

  1. Moderately cold or chilly.
  2. [slang] Calm, relaxed, easygoing. See also: chill out.
  3. [slang] "Cool"; meeting a certain hip standard or garnering the approval of a certain peer group.

Definition of the verb chill

What does chill mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: chilled | chilling | chills

  1. depress or discourage
  2. make cool or cooler
  3. loose heat
    • example: The water chills
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of chill: cool / cool down
    • more generic terms: change state / turn = undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

Alternative definition of the verb chill


  1. [transitive] To lower the temperature of something; to cool.
  2. [transitive, metallurgy] To harden a metal surface by sudden cooling.
  3. [intransitive] To become cold.
  4. [intransitive, metallurgy] To become hard by rapid cooling.
  5. [intransitive, slang] To relax, lie back.
  6. [intransitive, slang] To "hang", hang out; to spend time with another person or group. Also 'chill out'.
  7. [intransitive, slang] To smoke marijuana.


  1. "Chill" a.k.a. "Easy!" is a 2011 comedy film written by Francesco Bruni and Gianbattista Avellinoand and directed by Francesco Bruni.
  2. "Chill" is a multi-award-winning 2007 independent low budget horror film written and directed by Serge Rudnunsky that stars Thomas Calabro, Ashley Laurence, Shaun Kurtz and James Russo.
  3. "Chill" is a 2013 horror, mystery and thriller film directed by Noelle Bye, Roger Conners and Meredith Holland.
  4. "Chill" is a 2012 short documentary film directed by Hana Jušić.
    • also known as Zimica
    • country: Croatia
    • language: Croatian language
    • director: Hana Jušić
    • costume design by Katarina Pilic
    • genre: Documentary film
    • released on


Chill is a fictional film character.


Who is Chill?

Chill a.k.a. Anike Bay is a film director, screenwriter, film producer, casting director, writer and author.

Phrases with Chill

Phrases starting with the word Chill:

  1. chill out
  2. Chill Pill

Phrases ending with the word Chill:

  1. Wind chill
  2. Cast a Chill

Other phrase containing the word Chill:

  1. Take a Chill Pill

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Chill

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Google previewMayo (2004)

The Waters and the Wild by Michael Mullen

Doo Loug chill is a dramatic island, with its sheer cliffs, its 14.

Google previewSpace as a Strategic Asset (2007)

by Joan Johnson-Freese

Although Clinton administration officials stressed that denying the AMPT license was a one-time event, not a fundamental policy shift,32 the chilling effect of the decision has been tangible.33 Increasing the chill is that the grounds for the ...

Google previewTease (2009)

by Immodesty Blaize

'Thick cloud cover over the city and a low wind chill means mild temperatures of around seventeen degrees. Don't get too excited though, we're in for a grey day in the city, with patchy rain through to the evening. So take your umbrellas to work ...

Google previewLifestyles, Nature and Architecture (2001)

Mexican Weekend Homes

The presence of comfortable patio furniture and a woodburning fireplace to take off the late afternoon chill is an imaginative feature that enhances the open-air connection. Overall, color, local decorations and traditional architectural details ...

Google previewInvestigating Storms (2007)

by Debra J. Housel

Wind chill means that the air feels colder to living things than it actually is. The faster the wind blows, the faster people lose body heat. Wind chill causes people and animals to get hypothermia (hahy-puh-THUR-mee-uh) and freeze to death.

Google previewLearning and Teaching with Maps (2006)

by Patrick Wiegand

For example, wind chill is a measure of the cooling effect of wind on exposed skin . It increases as wind speed rises and temperature falls. A wind chill of-45°C ...

Google previewMy Pen Is Singing (2013)

by Janice Harris

The cool chill is a welcomed change to the blistering rays of the sun. But the cool chill for too long makes the soul long for the rays of the sun. A moonlit night with the stars in the mist is a welcomed change to the sunlight beaming so bright.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Brewing (2013)

Chill haze is defined as the haze that is formed when beer is cooled to 0°C and that redissolves when the beer is warmed up to 20°C or greater. It is caused by the binding via comparatively weak hydrogen bonds between the proline groups of ...

Google previewDictionary of Global Climate Change (2008)

weather lore 225 wind chill weather lore Empirical weather-forecasting rules, worldwide in origin, many of which are expressed in rhyme. They include rules based on the influence of the Moon and tides, the appearance of plants and trees , the ...

Google previewIrish-English/English-Irish Easy Reference Dictionary (2000)

by The Educational Company of Ireland

Chill Chainnigh. Callao, Callainn. Со. Co. Co. Co. Со. Castlecomer , Caisleán an Chomair. Kilkenny, Cill Chainnigh. . Laois, Со. Laoise. Abbeyleix, Mainistir Laoise. Mountmellick, Móinteach Mílic. Port Laoise, Port Laoise.

Google previewA Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica (1902)

by John Henry Clarke

Chill is preceded or begins with yawning and sleepiness. — Chill, with chattering and shaking, followed by profuse general perspiration (evening in bed). — Heat with burning thirst, esp. in evening and at night. — Heat in evening, followed by ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica (1878)

A Record of the Positive Effects of Drugs Upon the Healthy Human Organism by Timothy Field Allen

Violent chill before dinner, with shaking and chattering of teeth, for one-quarter of an hour ; abates after " wasser soup" (first day),5. — Chilly rigor, evenings, on lying down, passing off in bed (second day),5. — [790.] Gaping, chills, with shaking ...

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Quotes about Chill

The house of envy lies in the lowest hollows, golden, sunless, breathed upon by no wind, grim and filled full of inert chill, and lacking warmth, is always roiled in fog.
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Scrabble value of C3H4I1L1L1

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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