the meaning of 'chill out'

bubu   Tuesday, October 26, 2004, 03:12 GMT

can any one tell me how to use the phrase 'chill out' in difference contexts?

what does it actually mean?

abc   Tuesday, October 26, 2004, 03:31 GMT
It means the same as "to hang out".

"want to go chill out at the mall?" is the same as "want to go hang out at the mall?"
Jim   Tuesday, October 26, 2004, 03:44 GMT
It doesn't always mean the same thing as "hang out" often it means "calm down".
Xatufan   Wednesday, October 27, 2004, 01:31 GMT
An Avril Lavigne's song starts like these:

Chill out, what you're yelling for?
Lay back...
F   Wednesday, October 27, 2004, 02:41 GMT
Chill out doesn't mean the same as hang out,
*First of all, it means the same as calm down or cool off.

e.g. "Hey, chill out man, don't be such an asshole.

*ANd it means the same as relax,

If you say somebody "want to go chill out at the mall" it'll sound like you're suggesting going to relax , to release tension to the mall, not just to hang out at the mall.
mjd   Wednesday, October 27, 2004, 04:34 GMT
"Chill out" means to calm down or relax. However, often one will hear: "We're just chilling over at so and so's house." In this context, "chilling" means hanging out.
Damian   Wednesday, October 27, 2004, 12:40 GMT
"Chill out" is very often just abbreviated to "chill"; the meaning is exactly as mjd says.

"Leave me alone, please, I want to chill a bit, ok?"
Tiste   Wednesday, October 27, 2004, 13:05 GMT
Chill out : something like : "lay back"