Pronunciation: (chil),[key] —n. 1. coldness, esp. a moderate but uncomfortably penetrating coldness: the chill of evening. 2. a sensation of cold, usually with shivering: She felt a slight chill from the open window. 3. a feeling of sudden fear, anxiety, or alarm.
4. sudden coldness of the body, as during the cold stage of an ague: fevers and chills. 5. a depressing influence or sensation: His presence cast a chill over everyone. 6. lack of warmth of feeling; unfriendliness; coolness.
7. Foundry.an inserted object or a surface in a mold capable of absorbing large amounts of heat, used to harden the surface of a casting or to increase its rate of solidification at a specific point.
8. bloom1 (def. 10).
—adj. 1. moderately cold; tending to cause shivering; chilly: a chill wind. 2. shivering with or affected by cold; chilly.
3. depressing or discouraging: chill prospects. 4. Slang.cool (def. 14).
5. unduly formal; unfriendly; chilly: a chill reception.
—v.i. 1. to become cold: The earth chills when the sun sets. 2. to be seized with a chill; shiver with cold or fear.
3. Foundry.(of a casting) to become hard on the surface by contact with a chill or chills.
—v.t. 1. to affect with cold; make chilly: The rain has chilled me to the bone. 2. to make cool: Chill the wine before serving. 3. to depress; discourage; deter: The news chilled his hopes. 4. Foundry.to harden the surface of (a casting) by casting it in a mold having a chill or chills.
5. bloom1 (def. 19).
6. Slang.to kill; murder.
7. chill out,Slang.to calm down; relax.