1 noun
1 [singular] a feeling of coldness:
There was a slight chill in the air.
morning/autumnal/January etc chill
Suddenly aware of the morning chill, she closed the window.
chill of
He sat in the chill of the evening, staring out over the city below.
I turned on the heater in the hall to take the chill off the house (=to heat it slightly).
2 [countable] a sudden feeling of fear or worry, especially because of something cruel or violent:
The sound of his dark laugh sent a chill through her.
chill of fear/apprehension/disquiet etc
Fay felt a chill of fear as she watched Max go off with her daughter.
There was something in his tone that sent a chill down Melissa's spine (=made her very frightened).
a) [countable] an illness which causes a slight fever, headache, and shivering (=slight shaking of the body):
Let's get these wet clothes off you before you catch a chill.
b) [countable usually plural] a feeling of being cold, caused by being ill

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