head cold
noun Date: 1936 a common cold centered in the nasal passages and adjacent mucous tissues

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  • head cold — n a common cold centered in the nasal passages and adjacent mucous tissues …   Medical dictionary

  • head cold — head ,cold noun count a cold that affects your nose and SINUSES and makes it difficult for you to breathe …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • head cold — head′ cold n. pat a common cold characterized esp. by nasal congestion and sneezing • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • head cold — n. a common cold characterized chiefly by congestion of the nasal passages …   English World dictionary

  • head cold — noun a common cold affecting the nasal passages and resulting in congestion and sneezing and headache • Hypernyms: ↑cold, ↑common cold * * * noun : a common cold in which the symptoms are primarily centered in the nasal passages and adjacent… …   Useful english dictionary

  • head cold — noun A common cold (illness). Wroe would put a pillow in the oven, lay his head on it, and let the oven be heated as hot as he could bear it, to drive away a head cold …   Wiktionary

  • head cold — /ˈhɛd koʊld/ (say hed kohld) noun a form of the common cold that mainly involves inflammation or infection of the nasal passages. Compare chest cold. Also, headcold …   Australian English dictionary

  • head cold — a form of the common cold characterized esp. by nasal congestion and sneezing. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • cold — I adj. of a low temperature 1) biting, bitter, bitterly cold (it was bitter cold) 2) cold to (cold to the touch) unfriendly 3) cold towards II n. low temperature 1) biting, bitter, extreme, intense, severe cold 2) the cold has let up illness 3)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • cold — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. iciness; ailment, flu. adj. chilling (see cold); unheated; unresponsive, indifferent, unenthusiastic. See cold, disease, insensibility. II Condition of low temperature Nouns 1. cold, coldness,… …   English dictionary for students

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