from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Very cold; icy: gelid ocean waters. See Synonyms at cold.
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- adj. Very cold; icy or frosty.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Cold; very cold; frozen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Cold; very cold; icy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. extremely cold
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.