(Child"ly), adv. Like a child. Mrs. Browning.
(Child"ness), n. The manner characteristic of a child. [Obs.] "Varying childness." Shak.
(Chil"dren) n.; pl. of Child.
(Child"ship), n. The state or relation of being a child.
(Chil"i) n. [Sp. chili, chile.] A kind of red pepper. See Capsicum [Written also chilli and chile.]
(Chil"i*ad) n. [Gr. fr. a thousand.] A thousand; the aggregate of a thousand things; especially, a
period of a thousand years.
The world, then in the seventh chiliad, will be assumed up unto God.
Sir. T. More.
(Chil"i*a*gon) n. [Gr. a thousand + angle.] A plane figure of a thousand angles and sides.
(Chil"i*a*hedron) n. [Gr. a thousand + base, fr. to sit.] A figure bounded by a thousand
plane surfaces [Spelt also chiliaëdron.]
(Chil"i*an) a. Of or pertaining to Chili. n. A native or citizen of Chili.
(Chil"i*an Chil"i*arch`) n. [Gr. a thousand + leader, to lead.] The commander or chief of a thousand
(Chil"i*arch`y) n. A body consisting of a thousand men. Mitford.
(Chil"i*asm) n. [Gr. fr. . See Chiliad.]
1. The millennium.
2. The doctrine of the personal reign of Christ on earth during the millennium.
(Chil"i*ast) n. [Gr. . See Chiliasm.] One who believes in the second coming of Christ to reign
on earth a thousand years; a millenarian.
(Chili*astic) a. Millenarian. "The obstruction offered by the chiliastic errors." J. A. Alexander.
(Chill) n. [AS. cele, cyle, from the same root as celan, calan, to be cold; akin to D. kil cold,
coldness, Sw. kyla to chill, and E. cool. See Cold, and cf. Cool.]
1. A moderate but disagreeable degree of cold; a disagreeable sensation of coolness, accompanied with
shivering. "[A] wintry chill." W. Irving.
2. (Med.) A sensation of cold with convulsive shaking of the body, pinched face, pale skin, and blue
lips, caused by undue cooling of the body or by nervous excitement, or forming the precursor of some
constitutional disturbance, as of a fever.
3. A check to enthusiasm or warmth of feeling; discouragement; as, a chill comes over an assembly.
4. An iron mold or portion of a mold, serving to cool rapidly, and so to harden, the surface of molten
iron brought in contact with it. Raymond.
5. The hardened part of a casting, as the tread of a car wheel. Knight.
Chill and fever, fever and ague.