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Webster 1913 Edition


Calm

Calm

(käm)
,
Noun.
[OE.
calme
, F.
calme
, fr. It. or Sp.
calma
(cf. Pg.
calma
heat), prob. fr. LL.
cauma
heat, fr. Gr.
καῦμα
burning heat, fr.
καίειν
to burn; either because during a great heat there is generally also a calm, or because the hot time of the day obliges us seek for shade and quiet; cf.
Caustic
]
Freedom from motion, agitation, or disturbance; a cessation or absence of that which causes motion or disturbance, as of winds or waves; tranquility; stillness; quiet; serenity.
The wind ceased, and there was a great
calm
.
Mark. iv. 39.
A
calm
before a storm is commonly a peace of a man’s own making.
South.

Calm

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Calmed
(kämd)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Calming
.]
[Cf. F.
calmer
. See
Calm
,
Noun.
]
1.
To make calm; to render still or quiet, as elements;
as,
to calm
the winds
.
To
calm
the tempest raised by Eolus.
Dryden.
2.
To deliver from agitation or excitement; to still or soothe, as the mind or passions.
Syn. – To still; quiet; appease; allay; pacify; tranquilize; soothe; compose; assuage; check; restrain.

Calm

(käm)
,
Adj.
[
Com
par.
Calmer
(-ẽr)
;
sup
erl.
Calmest
(-ĕst)
]
1.
Not stormy; without motion, as of winds or waves; still; quiet; serene; undisturbed.
Calm was the day.”
Spenser.
Now all is
calm
, and fresh, and still.
Bryant.
2.
Undisturbed by passion or emotion; not agitated or excited; tranquil; quiet in act or speech.
Calm and sinless peace.”
Milton.
“With calm attention.”
Pope.
Syn. – Still; quiet; undisturbed; tranquil; peaceful; serene; composed; unruffled; sedate; collected; placid.

Webster 1828 Edition


Calm

CALM

,
Adj.
1.
Still; quiet; being at rest; as the air. Hence not stormy or tempestuous; as a calm day.
2.
Undisturbed; not agitated; as a calm sea.
3.
Undisturbed by passion; not agitated or excited; quiet; tranquil; as the mind, temper, or attention.

CALM

,
Noun.
Stillness; tranquillity; quiet; freedom from motion, agitation, or disturbance; applied to the elements, or the mind and passions.

CALM

,
Verb.
T.
To still; to quiet; as the wind, or elements; to still, appease, allay or pacify, as the mind, or passions.

Definition 2022


calm

calm

English

Adjective

calm (comparative calmer or more calm, superlative calmest or most calm)

  1. (of a person) Peaceful, quiet, especially free from anger and anxiety.
  2. (of a place or situation) Free of noise and disturbance.
  3. (of water) with little waves on the surface.
  4. Without wind or storm.

Synonyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:calm

Antonyms

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

calm (plural calms)

  1. (in a person) The state of being calm; peacefulness; absence of worry, anger, fear or other strong negative emotion.
  2. (in a place or situation) The state of being calm; absence of noise and disturbance.
  3. A period of time without wind.
    • Bible, Mark iv. 39
      The wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Synonyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:calmness

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

calm (third-person singular simple present calms, present participle calming, simple past and past participle calmed)

  1. (transitive) To make calm.
    to calm a crying baby
    to calm the passions
    • Dryden
      to calm the tempest raised by Aeolus
  2. (intransitive) To become calm.

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Catalan

Adjective

calm m (feminine calma, masculine plural calms, feminine plural calmes)

  1. calm

Related terms


Romanian

Noun

calm

  1. composure (calmness of mind or matter, self-possession)


This Romanian entry was created from the translations listed at composure. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see calm in the Romanian Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) June 2010