Cool vs. Cooler

Cool vs. Cooler — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Cool and Cooler

Cooladjective

Neither warm nor very cold; moderately cold

fresh, cool water.a cool autumn evening.

Coolernoun

A device, container, or room that cools or keeps cool.

Cooladjective

Giving or suggesting relief from heat

a cool breeze.a cool blouse.

Coolernoun

A cold drink, usually carbonated, fruit-flavored, and containing wine or other alcoholic ingredients. Also called wine cooler.

Cooladjective

Marked by calm self-control

a cool negotiator.

Coolernoun

(Slang) A jail.

Cooladjective

Marked by indifference, disdain, or dislike; unfriendly or unresponsive

a cool greeting.was cool to the idea of higher taxes.

Coolernoun

(countable) Anything which cools.

Cooladjective

Of, relating to, or characteristic of colors, such as blue and green, that produce the impression of coolness.

Coolernoun

(countable) An insulated bin or box used with ice or freezer packs to keep food or beverages cold while picnicking or camping.

Cooladjective

Knowledgeable or aware of the latest trends or developments

spent all his time trying to be cool.

Coolernoun

A mixed drink, especially one served chilled.

They served wine coolers in the afternoon.

Cooladjective

Excellent; first-rate

has a cool sports car.had a cool time at the party.

Coolernoun

A prison.

Cooladjective

Acceptable; satisfactory

It's cool if you don't want to talk about it.

Coolernoun

A cold deck.

Cooladjective

(Slang) Entire; full

worth a cool million.

Coolernoun

(countable) A bouncer or doorman.

Cooladverb

(Informal) In a casual manner; nonchalantly

play it cool.

Coolernoun

a refrigerator for cooling liquids

Coolverb

To make less warm.

Coolernoun

an iced drink especially white wine and fruit juice

Coolverb

To make less ardent, intense, or zealous

problems that soon cooled my enthusiasm for the project.

Coolernoun

a cell for violent prisoners

Coolverb

(Physics) To reduce the molecular or kinetic energy of (an object).

Coolverb

To become less warm

took a dip to cool off.

Coolverb

To become calmer

needed time for tempers to cool.

Coolnoun

A cool place, part, or time

the cool of early morning.

Coolnoun

The state or quality of being cool.

Coolnoun

Composure; poise

"Our release marked a victory. The nation had kept its cool" (Moorhead Kennedy).

Cooladjective

Having a slightly low temperature; mildly or pleasantly cold.

Cooladjective

Allowing or suggesting heat relief.

a cool grey colour

Cooladjective

Of a person, not showing emotion; calm and in control of oneself.

Cooladjective

Unenthusiastic, lukewarm, skeptical.

His proposals had a cool reception.

Cooladjective

Calmly audacious.

In control as always, he came up with a cool plan.

Cooladjective

Applied facetiously to a sum of money, commonly as if to give emphasis to the largeness of the amount.

Cooladjective

(informal) Of a person, knowing what to do and how to behave; considered popular by others.

Cooladjective

(informal) In fashion, part of or fitting the in crowd; originally hipster slang.

Cooladjective

(informal) Of an action, all right; acceptable; that does not present a problem.

Is it cool if I sleep here tonight?

Cooladjective

(informal) Of a person, not upset by circumstances that might ordinarily be upsetting.

I'm completely cool with my girlfriend leaving me.

Coolnoun

A moderate or refreshing state of cold; moderate temperature of the air between hot and cold; coolness.

in the cool of the morning

Coolnoun

A calm temperament.

Coolnoun

The property of being cool, popular or in fashion.

Coolverb

To lose heat, to get colder.

I like to let my tea cool before drinking it so I don't burn my tongue.

Coolverb

(transitive) To make cooler, less warm.

Coolverb

To become less intense, e.g. less amicable or passionate.

Relations cooled between the USA and the USSR after 1980.

Coolverb

(transitive) To make less intense, e.g. less amicable or passionate.

Coolverb

(transitive) To kill.

Coolnoun

the quality of being cool;

the cool of early morning

Coolnoun

great coolness and composure under strain;

keep your cool

Coolverb

make cool or cooler;

Chill the food

Coolverb

loose heat;

The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm

Coolverb

lose intensity;

His enthusiasm cooled considerably

Cooladjective

neither warm or very cold; giving relief from heat;

a cool autumn daya cool roomcool summer dressescool drinksa cool breeze

Cooladjective

marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional;

play it coolkeep coolstayed coolheaded in the crisisthe most nerveless winner in the history of the tournament

Cooladjective

(color) inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets;

cool greens and blues and violets

Cooladjective

psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike;

relations were cool and politea cool receptioncool to the idea of higher taxes

Cooladjective

used of a number or sum and meaning without exaggeration or qualification;

a cool million bucks

Cooladjective

fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept;

he's a cool dudethat's coolMary's dress is really coolit's not cool to arrive at a party too early