American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Very cold; icy: gelid ocean waters. See Synonyms at cold.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Cold; very cold; icy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Cold; very cold; frozen.
- adj. extremely cold
- First attested in 1630. From Latin gelidus ("cold"), from gelu ("frost"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin gelidus, from gelū, frost; see gel- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“According to the company, the name comes from "The English word" gelid "[which] is derived from the Latin word" gelidus "(extremely cold, icy).”
“The English word "gelid" is derived from the Latin word "gelidus" (extremely”
“The door shut, lifting dust into the gelid flaming moon.”
“He sprang back clutching the flesh over his gelid heart.”
“The door shut behind him, lifting dust into the gelid flaming moon of that night.”
“His face had been gelid as a glacier throughout the semester, but now, I thought I saw him smile.”
“It was a gelid 12 degrees, hardly weather to view public art, but I can be contrarian.”
“There is, for instance, something perturbingly gelid about the satisfaction with which he describes the jacket he wore to visit his wife on her deathbed ( "punk Harris tweed with a Rhodesian flag on the back and an Umbro label on the front", since you ask).”
“Ghosts six feet under, the gelid indifference and bland, sneering laughter of mutants with money, dreams sucked from marrow and spit into gutters ...”
“You don't need to see the fin, count the teeth, stare into the gelid, dead eye to know how close you just came to disaster.”
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