Definitions

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

  • n. A device, container, or room that cools or keeps cool.
  • n. A cold drink, often a mixture of white wine and juice.
  • n. Slang A jail.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. anything which cools
  • n. an insulated bin or box used with ice or freezer packs to keep food or beverages cold while picnicking or camping
  • n. (countable or uncountable) a mixed drink, especially one served chilled
  • n. a prison
  • n. A cold deck.
  • adj. comparative form of cool: more cool

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That which cools, or abates heat or excitement.
  • n. Anything in or by which liquids or other things are cooled, as an ice chest, a vessel for ice water, etc.
  • n. An alcoholic beverage containing liquor or wine plus a carbonated beverage, usually served with ice.
  • n. jail; -- usually used in the form the cooler.
  • n. an air conditioner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That which cools; anything that abates heat or excitement.
  • n. Any vessel or apparatus for cooling liquids or other things, by the agency of ice, cold water, or cold air.
  • n. A jail.
  • n. In motor-car construction, the apparatus used to lower the temperature of the circulating water which keeps the cylinder walls of the internal-combustion motor from Overheating.
  • n. A heavy square horse-blanket of sufficient size to envelop the horse's body.
  • n. A cooling drink.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cell for violent prisoners
  • n. a refrigerator for cooling liquids
  • n. an iced drink especially white wine and fruit juice

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Examples

  • It spent some time today in a cold, what they call a cooler eddy (ph) of water and it had some eye fall reformation, which allowed it to kind of weaken a little bit, so it dropped from that five to a four.

    CNN Transcript Sep 22, 2005

  • Freidman said it took nearly three hours to perfect Kardashian's hue, which she described as a "cooler, chocolate-y brown" with "sun-kissed streaks that are close to her childhood color."

    NYDN Rss

  • When it's hot, wading a smallie river with a few friends, not worrying about cost or putting meat in the cooler, is perhaps the most enjoyable day I can think of.

    The Finest Summer Fishing?

  • The clerk behind the counter tells you the gallon of leaking milk in the bottom of the back cooler is $4.99 ….

    Wonk Room » The Economics Of Poverty And Food

  • Even cooler is the frequency chart of words-per-day in 500-word buckets:

    NaNoWrapUp 2009

  • Chic shades of azure, teal, chartreuse and emerald also made a strong showing for those who prefer to dazzle in cooler tones.

    Paris fashion week: wardrobe updates

  • I clean the store, repair the walk-in cooler, wash the big glass windows in front.

    Working the City

  • The acidity isn't quite where it might be in cooler years, but there is enough to keep it lively.

    The New York Cork Report:

  • There's enough acidity here to balance all that fruit, but it doesn't show the tension and verve that are apparent in cooler, more-typical years.

    Lenn Thompson

  • Jason: I agree, but let's not downplay the importance of vineyard variation in cooler climates like the Finger Lakes or even Long Island.

    Fox Run Vineyards 2005 Reserve Cabernet Franc

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  • An insulated box usually with a handle or handles that holds ice and beer. Used to keep the beer refrigerated and close at hand at the same time. I'm watching the Super Bowl so that's the only relevant meaning at the moment.

    February 4, 2008