from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Cold; chilly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Cold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Cold; chilly.
  • adjective (Med.) Asiatic cholera.

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  • adjective medicine cold, chilly; used of low body temperature especially in connection with certain diseases such as malaria and cholera.

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  • adjective chilly


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin algidus, from algēre, to be cold.]


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  • "Perhaps this new Viennese science would explain my shirking of a higher education as a revenge against my hypereducated parents, whom by this stage in my life I presumably would have or should have detested, and the proponents of this science would be in some part correct, for detest them I did, but not for their negligence of me when a child or for their benign and distinctly algid treatment of me during my adolescence, but for reasons I shall not enter into here, and as for education and learning, why, I revered these, in spite of their being the trademarks, so to speak of my parents' whole being, so I would not likely have denied myself the education open to me merely to do these parents spiritual injury."

    -Tintin in the New World by Frederic Tuten, p 151

    July 10, 2008

  • JM and the Algid 'Armonisers make very cool sounds indeed.

    May 3, 2010