Chill Chill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chilled} (ch[i^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Chilling}.] 1. To strike with a chill; to make chilly; to cause to shiver; to affect with cold. [1913 Webster]

When winter chilled the day. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

2. To check enthusiasm or warmth of feeling of; to depress; to discourage. [1913 Webster]

Every thought on God chills the gayety of his spirits. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]

3. (Metal.) To produce, by sudden cooling, a change of crystallization at or near the surface of, so as to increase the hardness; said of cast iron. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.